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Old 11-18-2020, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I tried to get a flu vaccine about 3 weeks ago. The pharmacy was out and suggested I try again a few days later. I didn't make it back as I'm limiting my trips out of the house and was just too tired to go out for it after a few very long work weeks.

Now Covid is really spiking in my town and state. We have enough food and other supplies to last for quite awhile. The only reason for me to go out for the next few weeks would be to get the flu vaccine. I'm currently thinking I won't worry about it for now. I'm not out where I could contract flu and don't think it's worth being around people at a pharmacy for a shot that I probably don't need given the masks and limited time out of the house.

Thoughts? Did you get a vaccine this year?
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:06 PM
 
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I dont think there's much risk involved if you and everyone is wearing a mask and keeping distance. It takes a few seconds to get the shot. The only reason I haven't got mine yet is because they are only giving shots by appointment this year, but I plan to within the week.
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Old 11-19-2020, 04:32 AM
 
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I would go get it.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:10 AM
 
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I dont think there's much risk involved if you and everyone is wearing a mask and keeping distance. It takes a few seconds to get the shot. The only reason I haven't got mine yet is because they are only giving shots by appointment this year, but I plan to within the week.
I think that same logic would apply to one's chances of getting the flu. With all the covid precautions it is likely to be the least widespread flu season ever.
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:09 PM
 
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Just call any pharmacy and if they have it, go get vaccinated, NOW!
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Old 11-19-2020, 03:01 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I tried to get a flu vaccine about 3 weeks ago. The pharmacy was out and suggested I try again a few days later. I didn't make it back as I'm limiting my trips out of the house and was just too tired to go out for it after a few very long work weeks.

Now Covid is really spiking in my town and state. We have enough food and other supplies to last for quite awhile. The only reason for me to go out for the next few weeks would be to get the flu vaccine. I'm currently thinking I won't worry about it for now. I'm not out where I could contract flu and don't think it's worth being around people at a pharmacy for a shot that I probably don't need given the masks and limited time out of the house.

Thoughts? Did you get a vaccine this year?
Got mine at a grocery store pharmacy. I called ahead for availability and to ask whether I needed an appointment. Yes to the first, no to the second but if I demanded a set time they'd do it. The whole event took about 5 minutes. I never had to be within 6 feet of anyone other than the nurse who gave it. Walked in the door of the store, straight to the pharmacy, handed them my card/money, got the shot and walked out again. Completely reasonable. If you worry about getting the flu, just get it over with and go on with your life.

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Old 11-19-2020, 04:31 PM
 
Location: NY
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I got one at a neighborhood Rite Aid on 9-10. I also had a call from the local Assembly woman's office offering flu shots
around election day at a nearby "Y." They usually give them at her office but with Covid, had to make other arrangements.
Actually, the last time I remember having the flu, I was in high school. But I remember how sick and awful it felt. So I'll do
my best to get the shot and I'm lucky to have several options available.

I wish you the best. Like someone mentioned, you may need an appointment to get it, but it will give you some peace of mind.
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Old 11-19-2020, 04:36 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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Unfortunately we have a rule about vaccine threads. They always cause fights so this thread is closed.
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