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Old 10-04-2018, 10:18 PM
 
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The flu is already in neighboring states, so I got mine two weeks ago. I normally get it in late October. The flu was nasty last year, not taking any chances.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:48 AM
 
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Flu seems off to an early start this season, so it may be wise to go on and take the vaccine now.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/cdc-w...hjWsjF0IgINWM/

You might check with your doctor and see whether there are cases reported in your own community already.
yes, heard there were several cases in my area already.

also, the woman who gave me the shot this year, said, they've used four different strains to make it, so hope we're good this time. Strange, this was the first year, of many, that it didn't hurt a day later? Usually gets pretty sore, but the woman said, to avoid that, to move your arm around a lot afterwards, it helps circulate the vaccine into the system, quicker?

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Old 10-05-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Of course they start giving it in August, but now that it's early October, is it still too early to get this? You want to time it to be most effective when the flu is most prevalent -- usually in February. Anyone know?

Remember that it takes two weeks to be fully effective.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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Remember that it takes two weeks to be fully effective.
I got my vaccination one week ago. Someone at my place of work appears to have the flu now

A local t.v. news channel says there are already people hospitalized with the flu in a major local hospital.

Please, please don't delay. If you haven't had your flu vaccination yet, than get it. Help stop the spread of infectious disease.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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yes, heard there were several cases in my area already.

also, the woman who gave me the shot this year, said, they've used four different strains to make it, so hope we're good this time. Strange, this was the first year, of many, that it didn't hurt a day later? Usually gets pretty sore, but the woman said, to avoid that, to move your arm around a lot afterwards, it helps circulate the vaccine into the system, quicker?
My arm still hurts 2 days later, but I didnít know you were supposed to move your arm a lot around afterward. Maybe I will try that.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:03 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Three flu deaths in North Carolina this season already. This last one appears to have been healthy. The time is now!
https://myfox8.com/2018/10/05/flu-cl...ear-old-woman/
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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Are we sure it's the flu? There are a bazillion viruses out there. Isn't this abnormally early?
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:09 AM
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Are we sure it's the flu? There are a bazillion viruses out there. Isn't this abnormally early?
One of those deaths was confirmed by the medical examiner, presumably the others were confirmed as well. Yes, there are a bazillion viruses but flu can be tested for. This is early, but not abnormally so. Flu is always circulating.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:46 AM
 
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Got my flu shot this morning, OP. Thank you very much for the reminder!
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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Three flu deaths in North Carolina this season already. This last one appears to have been healthy. The time is now!
https://myfox8.com/2018/10/05/flu-cl...ear-old-woman/
I got my shot a week ago. Thanks for the linkóI hadnít heard of these cases. This one was about an hour from me. I nearly died from the Asian flu when I was a child and do everything I can to avoid a repetition of the experience.
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