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  • Barry
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    Stock up on paracetamol and get those shots feller.

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  • Da Rolling Eye
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    I've been getting annual flu shots for the past several years because I have type II. Haven't come down with the flu until this past early summer. Got laid out for 6 weeks with 2 types of flu and bronchitis. Running fever over 104 for half the time. Doc says more than likely, one of the bugs was the H1N1 and the other was another strain the wife said was going around in the schools. Had worse symptoms than the H1N1. Had to ride out the 2 bugs, but antibiotics took care of the bronchitis right quick. Both wife and daughter also came down with both bugs. Doesn't help the wife also works at the same school our daughter attends. Double whammy. If one don't get it, the other will.

    As for this season's shots, Doc says might as well get'em even if I already had the H1N1. Nothing to lose.

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    hi,my dr charge's about maybe around $45-$50 so i go with Hmsa and let them share with me where im to get my flu shot and i go to where they say and i get my flu shot and it help's me without myself getting the flu.

    well thank's for your time

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  • leashlaws
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    Got mine 2 weeks ago, visiting a relative with a weakened immune system and want to be healthy around him, cancer and chemo are rotten combinations
    that wrack the body up, we need to be careful around him.

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  • anapuni808
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    I'll be getting mine at my doctor's office on the 25th. It's easier for me than standing in one of those lines. Plus, HMSA pays for it because I'm in one of the target groups.

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    Originally posted by sansei View Post
    hi,today when i phoned hmsa,i learned that cvs/long's wont be participating with hmsa to give you the annual flu shot,next week at Don Quiojte at Kaheka that from 9;00 Am-3:00 Pm that they'll have the annual flu shot given there and if their are those who live near Kam Shopping center where Walgreen's is,on Oct 30th they can take the flu shot's there from the same time and if anyone maybe wondering of the annual flu shot's,go to www.hmsa.com and click where it say's flu shot's so i hope this may help with the person's who take their annual flu shot's.

    Well thank's for your time
    sorry i meant to say on sept 22nd for don quiojte and i didnt mean to post the sad smilie face at the top sorry

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    hi,today when i phoned hmsa,i learned that cvs/long's wont be participating with hmsa to give you the annual flu shot,next week at Don Quiojte at Kaheka that from 9;00 Am-3:00 Pm that they'll have the annual flu shot given there and if their are those who live near Kam Shopping center where Walgreen's is,on Oct 30th they can take the flu shot's there from the same time and if anyone maybe wondering of the annual flu shot's,go to www.hmsa.com and click where it say's flu shot's so i hope this may help with the person's who take their annual flu shot's.

    Well thank's for your time

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  • cyleet99
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    I don't think this is the flu. Anyway, I did get the flu shot.

    Hubby started with it last night. Dry cough, now headache and nausea. No fever, though--classic flu symptom.

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  • Bobinator
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    I may have gotten the flu shot if I didn't have so many important committments within the last few months. Stuff that absolutely did not allow me to get sick without major repercussions.

    Also, I'm not altogether sure (medically) about it. I know enough people that swear they get sick right after taking it. My parents for example. I've heard a number of medical experts say they would never take it, because it carries risks. Not sure who to believe these days...

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  • anapuni808
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    flu shot doesn't prevent you from getting the flu - just makes it not as bad as without the shot. you know - kind of like 1 week in bed instead of 3! Last time I did NOT get a flu shot? I was sick for 6 weeks and ended up on a steroid treatment to cure it. Believe me, I don't even hesitate to get the shot now - I don't ever want to be that sick again!

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Originally posted by anapuni808 View Post
    has anyone ever considered getting an annual flu shot?
    Hmmm flu shot Now why didn't I think of that Oh yeah the last time I did that I got the flu.

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  • anapuni808
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    has anyone ever considered getting an annual flu shot?

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  • Kaukura
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    Add me to the list. Started on Thursday, got worse on friday and by saturday I could not get out of bed. I must have slept all day saturday and most of sunday. Funny as on saturday it felt the coldest i had ever felt in Hawaii. I had all fans turned off, all windows shuttered and was wondering if we hit a massive cold wave.

    I had a severe head ache it seemed, sinuses I imagine, nausea, I wished to god I could have vomited but nothing would come up. I did not eat at all on saturday (a rarity for me) and most of sunday as well (started about 8:00 pm). Right now it is in my eyes, im blurry and dizzish when I move my eyes. Am eating a bit more now, but am at work. I do think I will call in sick tomorrow.

    seems to happen every 2 or 3 years.

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  • Bobinator
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    Boy, this thread was prophetic for me. Days after it appeared, I came down with the flu. Been wiped out since Friday. Got montezumma's revenge too. I'm back at work today, but still queezy and about 65% recovered.

    For that nasty cough and other colds, try buying Cepacol mouthwash and heating around 2 tablespoons in a microwave, then slowly and cautiously enhaling the fumes. After it cools, I gargle with it. Stuff kills germs and helps the recovery. I used often as maintenance when I feel I'm coming down with something. Seems to help. Learned this from a doctor friend of mine.

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  • legal_secretary_in_mtl
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    Originally posted by alohacandy View Post
    First my daughter came down with it...then hubby...now it's my turn. Gonna try the Vicks on my feet tonight. I hate being sick!!! Grrrrrrrrr!
    u better be feeling better when I arrive this weekend

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