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View Poll Results: Have you had the flu/influenza since July 2012?
I have had the flu since July 2012. 6 24.00%
I have had the flu vaccine since July 2012. 19 76.00%
I have had the flu vaccine AND the flu since July 2012. 0 0%
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:59 AM   #11
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I got it, no flu. I've gotten the flu shot several consecutive years, and I have not gotten the flu.

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Have you had the flu/influenza since July 2012?
I have had the flu since July 2012.
I have had the flu vaccine since July 2012.
I have had the flu vaccine AND the flu since July 2012.



None of the above.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #13
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I had the flu just after Christmas, just now getting over it. Not real bad sick just running nose, congestion and some coughing. I don't do flu shots.
thats a cold not the flu.

the flu comes with aching muscles and sore throat. stuffed up nose congestion coughing lethargy is the common cold which often mistaken for the flu.

i had a cold this past weekend it sucks. but ill take that over flu anyday
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:05 AM   #14
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Never get the shot hardly ever get the flu. When I do it only last a day or two very mild. Kids are the same way. My wife however gets the flu once a year never last more than 4 days.

Treatment includes: baths, sleep, soup, more sleep

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no shots, no flu


but some would say I'm a bear so my data may skew your poll

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Had the shot and no flu while seemingly everyone i know who hasn't has been sick, even my wife.. 1st time I've ever had the shot btw

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Me: No shot, no flu.

Wife and daughter: Both got the shot, and neither one has had the flu.

I never get the shot, and they always do. One works at the school, the other is a student at the same school. We all three take a multi-vitamin, and an aditional 1,000 mg of vitamin C everyday. Also, we get raw milk (unpasturized) from a local farm, which has antibodies in it that the store bought stuff is lacking. Add to that, that I am a chronic hand washer, and I use purell frequently. None of us has had the flu in 5 years, and it is rare that we get sick.

The downside to this is that when anyone of us gets sick, we get hit hard.

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Just got the flu shot three days ago. No flu yet.

Have gotten sick sometimes after a flu shot in past years - so stopped taking it. But was talked into it by a doc this year. So far - not sick...

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I don't know if this coincidental or a medical fact. It seems like the first year you get a flu shot you get sick. After the first year you don't get the flu as often as those who go untreated.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #20
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I have had the shot and gotten the flu after it two years in a row. I'm never getting it again

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