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    I'm getting a flu shot. I don't like to take medicine and hate shots. The flu is worse.
    The winter we had cows calving and I had to work outside in 20 degree and below snowy weather with the flu, cured me from not having a flu shot. It was double .

    The wipes and hand sanitizer are all good precautions but some germs are immune to alcohol and it takes plain old soap and water to kill them.
    I don't mind shots( I mean I don't love them) but I had a lot of them when I was in hospital, its a shot. I don't take medicines, but I think y'all talked me into getting the flu shot- thank you for that. Now one question - will my arm ache and for how long?
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    F*** Kaiser Permanente. They keep pushing their flu shot availability later and later. No surprise.
    Yesterday, while tutoring at the public library, I noticed the many "juicy" coughs (sorry...).
    I can't wait until Kaiser decides on when to buy its stockpile of flu shots at their cheapest.
    I paid $30 out of pocket at our neighborhood Rite-Aid today on a flu shot. I've caught "early flu" in the past because of sick kids and their parents who insist on sending them out to infect the public. To me, it's well worth the 30 bucks. If I were to catch the flu from one of these walking petrie dishes, that would mean a hell of a lot more in lost income as a freelancer. If I'm sick, I cancel my appointments. I choose -- even at loss of income -- to NOT infect my clients.
    Even if my clients don't care that they/their kids infect me and my immunocompromised renal transplant husband (whose employer doesn't pay sick leave, oh BTW), I effin' care.
    And so it goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    I don't mind shots( I mean I don't love them) but I had a lot of them when I was in hospital, its a shot. I don't take medicines, but I think y'all talked me into getting the flu shot- thank you for that. Now one question - will my arm ache and for how long?
    Not long, really. I mean, everyone is different. I had my vaccine two hours ago. I felt it for maybe a half hour. I feel nothing now on the injection site. I have a tiny bit of a sore throat and a little bit of a runny nose -- which could be allergies, or it could be my immune system kicking into gear. No fever, no real "sick."
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    Not long, really. I mean, everyone is different. I had my vaccine two hours ago. I felt it for maybe a half hour. I feel nothing now on the injection site. I have a tiny bit of a sore throat and a little bit of a runny nose -- which could be allergies, or it could be my immune system kicking into gear. No fever, no real "sick."
    Thanks Ellen.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    I don't mind shots( I mean I don't love them) but I had a lot of them when I was in hospital, its a shot. I don't take medicines, but I think y'all talked me into getting the flu shot- thank you for that. Now one question - will my arm ache and for how long?
    Honestly, I was so proud of myself for not passing out from the thought of taking the flu shot...I felt no pain.
    She did tell me to take pain relief meds if I needed it but I didn't. It was a little sore that afternoon but not enough for me to take anything. My nose was stuffy on and off for about two days. Again, no big deal.

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    Ellen, your Kaiser people are LOUSY.

    A lot of places are using the micro needles, which make for a lot less misery than the traditional needles. You feel it, but you also notice how much LESS you feel it than the other needle, and residual pain is not an issue like it's always been in the past. that micro needle makes you feel like the bravest, proudest person you know!

    With shot-phobia, I've learned that the anticipation and the panic is always worse than the shot, itself. You always feel so foolish for over-reacting after it's over. Of course, the administrator's technique can always make it worse. Some people are good at it and some people aren't. Many variables can go into "sticks".
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    I didn't get one last year, but last month I had some kind of bronchial infection that I had barely gotten over when my fall allergies hit, so I feel like I don't want to risk getting sick again if I can help it. It took me forever to recover from that spider bite in June. That really flattened me. So I guess I've reached the age where I don't bounce back easily.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Ellen, your Kaiser people are LOUSY.

    A lot of places are using the micro needles, which make for a lot less misery than the traditional needles. You feel it, but you also notice how much LESS you feel it than the other needle, and residual pain is not an issue like it's always been in the past. that micro needle makes you feel like the bravest, proudest person you know!

    With shot-phobia, I've learned that the anticipation and the panic is always worse than the shot, itself. You always feel so foolish for over-reacting after it's over. Of course, the administrator's technique can always make it worse. Some people are good at it and some people aren't. Many variables can go into "sticks".
    That was Me!
    I kept praising myself over and over. I got the flu shot...
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    I didn't get one last year, but last month I had some kind of bronchial infection that I had barely gotten over when my fall allergies hit, so I feel like I don't want to risk getting sick again if I can help it. It took me forever to recover from that spider bite in June. That really flattened me. So I guess I've reached the age where I don't bounce back easily.
    I think that's my worry. Echinacea is just not enough anymore, although we have done well taking it
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    Last year I got mine at Rite Aid and NO pain and NO soreness. I take 4 injectiions of insulin everyday anyway, so needles are my best friend. lol They don't hurt in the least bit. You just have to get used to it.

    It's true about the sanitizer being a potential problem and the super bugs that may grow, but I just feel that sometimes I have to do something. I try to avoid anything antibacterial for the house and just use plain soap. I probably take the least amount of antibotics than anyone you know of. I've been fortunate with that.

    I've decided over the course of the day that I am sick. I just remembered holding my niece on Sunday. She felt warm and we talked about how she must be coming down with something. I think I got it from her. Oh well, it's worth it. She's the most precious and loving child.

    I think it's just a cold.
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