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Old 10-09-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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Got mine two weeks ago. No free shot this year from my employer as I am retired.

Husband (72 years old) refuses to get one....
Interesting, usually husband/wife are in synch. Does your husband get the flu?

 
Old 10-09-2018, 06:59 PM
 
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You may not notice it, but things change in your body:

In response to a regular flu shot, older people produce 50 to 75 percent fewer antibodies, which protect against the vaccine antigens, than do younger adults.

Evidence that a high-dose flu vaccine can compensate for this difference originally comes from studies that found higher post-vaccine antibody levels in older adults who received high-dose flu vaccines than in those who received standard flu vaccines.

In addition, one study found almost 25 percent fewer cases of proven influenza in adults age 65 and older who took the high-dose vaccine compared with those who took the standard-dose vaccine.


https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...e/faq-20058032
I am 70. Have never had a flu shot or the flu in about 30 years. Certainly have been around enough people with the flu in all those years, but I need a high dose flu shot?

Never mind. I will just go with what works for me. Nothing. Not trying to tell anyone else what to do. I believe in choice by the individual.
 
Old 10-09-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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Interesting, usually husband/wife are in synch. Does your husband get the flu?
No, husband and wife are not always in synch. My husband dutifully gets his flu shot every year. He knows my feelings on this, and never tries to talk me into it. We just agree to disagree. It's our individual choice.

Some years he still gets the flu, even with that Senior dosage. I don't catch it from him when he, or others, has had it. Don't know why not, but not going to question it.
 
Old 10-15-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I've been scanning through hundreds of pages of old threads here on CD, related to this topic & a few other related topics.

It is my only way to "make lemons into lemonade"; regarding both my & my son's status as "on the spectrum": Utilizing my (double-edged) "gift" of Hyperlexia combined with the motivating pain of watching the days turn into weeks & months & now years ... for this once little (now huge) boy, who has yet to run wild & free on a playground, ride a bicycle or even catch a ball ... further facilitated with the monotony of forever caregiving, as it plunges me into irreversible poverty:

This; I can do. I can read like a CPU & I can learn & maybe one day it will help & by help; I mean that the millions of pages of Google search results will return (they are gone) & fewer threads on CD will be locked; because people will be communicating again.

Anyways; while combing through 11 years of CD threads, I noticed a common request for "plain facts". Not obvious Anti nor Pro leaning facts. Not the Epidemiological Sit-And-Spin, nor the confounded into oblivion blather (BOTH camps do this; don't try to tell me otherwise).

Surprisingly, I had ran into this publication a few weeks ago & thought it might be interesting (for the interested), regarding the Flu, because it does try to analyze "averted outcomes" regarding flu immunizations, including years back to 2009 & flu season timing risk, down to the week:

https://www.soa.org/Files/Research/P...-influenza.pdf

I am not familiar with this organization but I don't detect either Anti nor Pro influence. All data utilized is (raw) CDC data & their methods of analysis are clearly stated. If anyone has either praise or criticism; I'd be interested to hear their perspective but I don't think it could be commandeered for either the pro or anti debate (unless there is disagreement on analytical methods); it seems to be just "plain facts".

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Old 10-15-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by coschristi View Post
I've been scanning through hundreds of pages of old threads here on CD, related to this topic & a few other related topics.

It is my only way to "make lemons into lemonade"; regarding both my & my son's status as "on the spectrum": Utilizing my (double-edged) "gift" of Hyperlexia combined with the motivating pain of watching the days turn into weeks & months & now years ... for this once little (now huge) boy, who has yet to run wild & free on a playground, ride a bicycle or even catch a ball ... further facilitated with the monotony of forever caregiving, as it plunges me into irreversible poverty:

This; I can do. I can read like a CPU & I can learn & maybe one day it will help & by help; I mean that the millions of pages of Google search results will return (they are gone) & fewer threads on CD will be locked; because people will be communicating again.

Anyways; while combing through 11 years of CD threads, I noticed a common request for "plain facts". Not obvious Anti nor Pro leaning facts. Not the Epidemiological Sit-And-Spin, nor the confounded into oblivion blather (BOTH camps do this; don't try to tell me otherwise).

Surprisingly, I had ran into this publication a few weeks ago & thought it might be interesting (for the interested), regarding the Flu, because it does try to analyze "averted outcomes" regarding flu immunizations, including years back to 2009 & flu season timing risk, down to the week:

https://www.soa.org/Files/Research/P...-influenza.pdf

I am not familiar with this organization but I don't detect either Anti nor Pro influence. All data utilized is (raw) CDC data & their methods of analysis are clearly stated. If anyone has either praise or criticism; I'd be interested to hear their perspective but I don't think it could be commandeered for either the pro or anti debate (unless there is disagreement on analytical methods); it seems to be just "plain facts".
The data in the article is epidemiological data.
 
Old 10-15-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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OK, I have the definitive answer to the timing issue. I was reading "Martha Stewart Living" at the nail salon today. She had an October calendar in there, and October 3 was designated "Get flu shot". Today you are supposed to pick apples and make cider.

Darn!! I screwed up completely!! I did get the flu shot though, right after I gave blood. Free at the medical center.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Some interesting information about flu: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...virus/70006445

"With the start of flu season underway as temperatures begin to drop in October and November, it may seem as though the contagious influenza virus tends to thrive as the weather conditions become colder. ... A few studies have shown that the virus can be strengthened by colder weather conditions, according to Moorjani."
 
Old 10-26-2018, 06:02 AM
 
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Thus weekend ill be getting my flu shot.

I always get it last week of Oct. Too early other wise, to late abd i might get it.

With all my health problems, i cannot afford not to.

No matter what they say, i always get flu after i het tge shot and am miserable for 2 weeks.

So i never look forward to ot.

Even though i had the shot last year in oct, i got the actual flu ( flu swab confirmed) in jan. Then a cold following it. Was sick all jan. The Tamiflu helped, but was a NASTY flu.

I dont know a proper answer.

 
Old 10-26-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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We got ours on Monday, all set.
 
Old 10-26-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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Hope I didn't get mine too early (first week in October; the early cases were scaring me); last week is, I believe, optimal.
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