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#21
Got my flu shot today!

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#22
Nope I never take a flu shot. Never get the flu and seldom a cold.
Wife always gets the shot and always gets the flu. Tons of colds also.
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#23
Both my husband and I got the flu shot at our Doctor's office several weeks ago. I have to get the 'single dose' variety of the flu vaccine as the dose given at pharmacys has a preservative in it and I am allergic to that ingredient. My husband still works full time by his own choice and he gets at least one or two colds a year. He works with lots of younger fellas who have school age children. The younger guys bring the cold germs to work and spread them around. My doctor has advised me to get the flu shot because of my diabetes and several other chronic illness. I'm lucky in that my arm is slightly sore for a few days and after that I feel OK.
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#24
Ever since our doctor tested our vitamin D levels and found us insufficient, my husband and I started taking 5000iu a day of D3. Neither of us have had a flu since (7 years and counting). Got a few colds, but they only lasted a couple of days. Was getting the flu every year up to that point, even with a flu shot. Haven't had a flu shot in 7 years either. So we are big believers in Vitamin D.
-Ailu
Reformed CPAP Outlaw
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#25
I haven't had a shot in years and have never gotten the flu. No one believes me when I say that and in my family, I simply shut up when everyone talks about getting their shot. Expressing an opposite opinion is like talking politics. Smile

A few years ago, I went to the doctor to get wax taken out of my ears and they offered me a flu shot which I politely declined. They were pushy when I did this but I kept my cool and didn't give in. It is like they couldn't believe that a patient would reject their advice.

I am not going to never say never as things can change in the future. But right now, I feel comfortable not getting one.

Regarding vitamin D levels and colds, I never got them that frequently but once I optimized my levels, they are started occurring even less and this was in spite of sleep issues which can lower resistance.
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