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Health Poll: Did the Flu Shot Prevent You From Getting the Flu?

Did the Flu Shot Prevent You From Getting the Flu?

I happened to get a flu shot, as did all the members of my family. Only my husband caught the nasty bug this year. He still ended up getting sick with a high fever, a nasty sore throat, coughing, and a stuffy nose. Oh well. How about you . . .


rpenner rpenner 9 years
i got super sick about a month ago. really bad flu and strep throat. i also managed to get some 24 hour stomach bug that kept me throwing up for 2 days! it was horrible!
ebgirl ebgirl 9 years
I get sick every year, but never get the flu shot. This year, I prepared myself with 2 products - one is called Blockade and the other was this mushroom formula called Host Defense and they worked extremely well! I started to feel ill and flu-y a couple of times, but I rested and took these products and I was all better within a day or too. I'm going to keep buying these every year now.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I didn't get the shot or the flu. In fact I don't think I've ever had the flu at least not bad enough to know it.
stacey52783 stacey52783 9 years
I have never once gotten the flu shot, and I usually don't get the flu. yay!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I'm with MandyJo and bluesarah...I must have super DNA too. I haven't had the flu since winter of 2000. I also haven't had a flu shot in that long. I'm supposed to get one every year because of my asthma, but I think it's a giant pain and I'd rather save the vaccine for people that actually do need it.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I'm on team compromised immune system, so I had to get the shot. Lots of my friends and my husband got the flu, but I didn't. They say that even though the vaccine was for the wrong strain, being vaccinated can still help prevent the worst symptoms. And you can't get sick from getting the shot- the viruses you get are dead.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I hardly ever get sick. I don't get the flu shot (although for people with compromised immune systems or high-risk situations I think they should still do it). I can't remember the last time I had a cold or flu or anything remotely close. Hmmmmmm. I wish there was wood for me to knock on! Stupid cubicle! I must have super DNA too MandyJo ;)
sunsmuckers sunsmuckers 9 years
From what I've been generally told is that there was a strain of flu going around that WAS NOT vaccinated for.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I haven't been sick in nine years. I very, very rarely get sick. I had a major weather-shocking move that year. I hadn't gotten sick prior to that in about four years. I just don't get sick. My friends say I have super-dna. :)
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 9 years
I didn't get the shot and I haven't gotten sick.
singingintherain singingintherain 9 years
It seems like everytime I get the flu shot, I still end up getting the flu. Next year I'm not getting it, maybe I won't get it!?
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
My Husband and I never get the flu shot. We haven't gotten sick this year. Everyone I know who got the flu shot has had the flu.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
ive never had the flu shot and never had the flue.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I got the flu shot this last work provides them for us free every year. December i got a nasty flu bug and it turned into pnemonia after moving into my lungs. I was sick for weeks!! It was the worst i have had in years! The antibiotics that they gave me knocked it right out...although i had a lingering cough for like 3 weeks afterwards. So glad to be healthy now! :D
susanec susanec 9 years
I never get the shot and haven't had the flu in years (or maybe ever). Haven't even had a cold this year.
peachesmel9 peachesmel9 9 years
I've never had a flu shot and have never had the flu! Fancy that =P
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I haven't gotten one since a couple of years ago and I don't really ever get sick much anyway. I think I might gotten the flu once in my life and that was years ago.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
First year I didnt get the flu shot, and the first year I didnt get the flu. Go figure...
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
I never get the flu shot...I'd rather have the flu than suffer through my needle phobia. I've been lucky not to get the flu either. I've been so careful with washing my hands a lot and going to the gym.
laurini laurini 9 years
I got the flu shot, as I do every year- I have an issue that affects my immune function, and flu shots are highly recommended for people like me. I didn't get the flu even though my area got hit with a nasty strain, but I attribute that more to the fact that I work in a lab and am in the habit of scrubbing my hands before I eat or touch my face. And working out has really upped my immune function - so I think I had all the odds in my favor.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I had the flu for a week...then a few weeks later, I had a cold for a week. Sigh. Hopefully I won't be getting sick anymore. Knock on wood.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I got the flu shot about 3 years ago and haven't gotten the flu since so maybe its just me being healthy but i definitely havent gotten the flu since the shot so maybe it really does work hmmm
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
Never had the flu shot, and I haven't had the flu (or anything else equally debilitating) in about 7-8 years. I am a walking miracle.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
i got the shot and got sick twice. It wasnt a good flu year here in MO
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Didn't get the shot this yr...
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