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This is something everyone asks, Should I have the Flu Shot? There are pros and cons to it,just like everything. I never had the flu shot till until about 2 years ago. Before that I always seemed to get sick every year around Christmas and New Years. It would not fail every year before the flu shot I would get really sick. Since having the Flu Shot I have not even had a cold. It may just be luck or not around someone sick or something. I keep hearing that they put something bad in the shot, or what if it has something in it that is bad for our bodies. Do we actually all stop to think of everything that way? There are so many things we have to worry about putting in our bodies today, from food to medications and just breathing the air! lol Seems that way don't it?

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Influenza vaccine will only prevent infection 60% to 70% of the time, in the best of cases. That means that of every 10 people who would have gotten the flu without the shot, three or four still will. And flu shots can take two weeks to take effect. No wonder a lot of people complain that they got the shot and got sick anyway, or even that they suspect the shot gave them the flu. That's exactly what you'd expect. I hear that all the time. I got sick anyway. So this makes sense to read that people think they got sick after having the shot. I found this video worth listening to on the Internet, wanted to share with you.

 

They say you should wash your hands often. For twenty seconds at a time. That means you should stand there at the sink for as long as it takes to sing happy birthday twice.

I hope you all stay safe , whatever you decide. I know it is something you have to think about but I found these facts on line so far this year ~ this is the most flu cases they've seen at this time of year in more than a decade. Twenty pediatric flu-related deaths have occurred since the start of the season. The flu kills about 36,000 people a year in the United States, according to the CDC, though the range varies greatly each year. Most deaths are caused by complications from the flu.

Children under 2 years old, adults over 65, pregnant women and American Indians are at a greater risk of suffering from flu complications, according to the CDC. People with medical conditions like asthma, lung disease, heart disease and people with weakened immune systems are also at risk. The peak of the season usually happens in February.The peak of the season, which usually happens in February.

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I also wanted to share this with you, I thought it was a good reminder to help us not spread the germs.

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What do you think of the Flu Shot? Do you get one?

Stay Healthy this season!!!

 

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One Comment

  1. My husband gets the flu shot, because he’s military, but my son and I didn’t this year. My son isn’t in day care, so that greatly reduces his risk of catching illnesses, fortunately. He’s also breastfed, which greatly helps his immune system. I have no issues with people getting it though, if they want. I think it’s necessary, in fact, for people in certain situations. I just prefer to let my immune system do its job. I rarely get ill, though…so that influences my opinion, of course.

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