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a reply to: Bluntone22
I think they identified it as type 1 or something... Being under the weather made things a bit fuzzy...
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Its getting close to flu season here in the states and I was just curious if anyone was going to get the flu shot.
I had a nasty flu last spring...ten days worth and a visit to the emergency room. Ugh.....
I think they identified it as type 1 or something...
Being under the weather made things a bit fuzzy...
I have never gotten the flu shot but I am seriously considering it this year...
How about you?
originally posted by: Plotus
Just finished 6 days of it.
Your choice. However I would advise the Pneumonia vaccine.
originally posted by: schuyler
I usually get one. It's not really for me, but for the kids in my life.
The other group of people at highest risk for serious complications from the flu is children, especially those under 5 years old. Children under 6 months old are at highest risk for complications from the flu, but they are too young to receive the vaccine. For this reason, it is very important for parents and caregivers of infants to get the flu vaccine. The vaccine can prevent up to 66% of flu infections in young children, with the numbers being even higher for older children.
An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.