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  •  That is my question too. (2+ / 0-)
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    shigeru, OhioNatureMom

    I have had the flue twice but not seriously in my 56 years.  I teach gymnastics so I am touching kids and surfaces touched by multitudes all the time.  I debate every year whether to get the shot or not but never did get it. Next time at the docs I am going to discuss this.  

    Everyone! Arms akimbo!

    by tobendaro on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:27:20 PM PST

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    •  please do! (2+ / 0-)
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      vcmvo2, OhioNatureMom

      great place to get your questions answered and your options covered.

      Flu virus can live on surfaces up to 8 hours, and when wet, even longer.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:42:11 PM PST

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    •  I'm similar (2+ / 0-)
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      Ender, OhioNatureMom

      I had the flu -- wicked sick -- in 1977, and nothing but a mild cold since. But I teach college students who get sick constantly. So this year, when they came around with flu shot clinics near my house -- free -- I decided it was time.

      My doc wants me to get a whooping cough booster too, and I have my eyes out for a free clinic for that as well. The shingles one is way too expensive so for now I'm giving that one a pass.

      •  I took a nasty bite from a feral cat last year (3+ / 0-)
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        badscience, OhioNatureMom, tobendaro

        I went to the E.R. and got a tetanus booster. I asked if I could get whooping cough also. They explained that they just gave it to me. The hospital decided that since a combination shot was readily available that it didn't make any sense to give the single antigen version any more.

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