I’ve NEVER had a flu shot and I NEVER get the flu. Imagine that.
Got the flu shot at work, got the flu anyway. I also rarely if ever get sick so this must be a highly contageous strain.
I’ve got something, but I don’t think it’s the flu. I’ve had the flu several times in the last 59 years, and full-blown pneumonia once, but I’ve never had what’s ailing me now. I can’t stop coughing, and I’m exhausted beyond description. I’ve had whatever this is for almost two weeks now, and it shows no sign of winding down. Never had anything like it.
Since the only Shingles vaccine available is made with aborted baby stem cell lines...I absolutely REFUSE to get one.
I don’t usually get the flu, but I did this season...with a wallop! Also got a nice case of opportunistic strep throat 5 days after the flu symptoms started. It all started shortly after Thanksgiving. The cough took several weeks to about a month to disappear. No energy for weeks, and nothing tasted any good at all. The silver lining is that I shed a few pounds, and still haven’t gained them back.
I work as a cashier in a department store, so I handle plenty of cash (full of germs). Everyone where I work has been getting sick with this flu for at least a few days. I cringe when my coworkers come back to work too early (still running a fever). I’m hoping to avoid round two.
Haven’t had the flu in years - and will not, under any circumstances, get a flu shot. But this strain, whatever it is, is a real tough one and has swept through Texas. My son come down with it about 4 weeks ago and still has a cough. He passed it on to me and his mother. Terrible cough, fever that comes and goes, headaches, general body ache and the need to sleep all the time. Been two weeks now and still have a lingering cough and tiredness. Avoid this if at all possible.
I haven’t had flu since I stopped eating bread, sugar and other processed foods.
I wouldn’t touch a flu shot with a barge-pole.
My last flu shot was in 1972 in the service.
I managed to be unavailable when my turn came in 1973, and dodged the 1974 offering by getting out in May that year.
I get the flu about once every 10 years and just take some iced gatoraid into the steam room.
Start treatment early and don’t wait for it to take hold.
This year they guessed wrong. The most contagious flu this year is one they didn’t include in the shot.