View Poll Results: Did you get your flu jab this season?

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  • Yes

    13 72.22%
  • No

    3 16.67%
  • I meant to but...

    1 5.56%
  • I don't believe in vaccines

    0 0%
  • I cannot, due to medical reasons

    1 5.56%
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Flu Vaccine: Did you get yours?

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  1. #11

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    The option of ‘no, I had allergic reactions previously and it was recommended not to get it’ is missing

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  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by eIIe
    The option of ‘no, I had allergic reactions previously and it was recommended not to get it’ is missing
    Due to the eggs they use?

  3. #13

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    Thank you for your ‘concern’
    Last time I got the vax (it’s free at work) within hours my upper arm swell up like a balloon and was very sore. It took a week of anti inflammatories to get it sorted and the doctor recommended that I should not get it again. Prior to that I had minor reactions...

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  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by eIIe
    Thank you for your ‘concern’
    Last time I got the vax (it’s free at work) within hours my upper arm swell up like a balloon and was very sore. It took a week of anti inflammatories to get it sorted and the doctor recommended that I should not get it again. Prior to that I had minor reactions...
    @shri

    Could you please add option
    "I can't due to...(allergies, etc.)" In the third position?

    This option highlights the importance of herd immunity for those with allergies, immune-compromised and undergoing other treatments/meds, sorry for leaving it off.

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by eIIe
    Thank you for your ‘concern’
    Last time I got the vax (it’s free at work) within hours my upper arm swell up like a balloon and was very sore. It took a week of anti inflammatories to get it sorted and the doctor recommended that I should not get it again. Prior to that I had minor reactions...
    Is that due to the eggs they use in the manufacture? One of my children had an egg white allergy and was recommended to avoid certain injections, or take a different variety.

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Is that due to the eggs they use in the manufacture? One of my children had an egg white allergy and was recommended to avoid certain injections, or take a different variety.
    Apologies for the barfie, I didn’t expect you to be actually reasonable... happy to be proven wrong (in this instance). One lives and learns.

  7. #17

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    I love the way you make a mistake and throw out a unprovoked nasty emoticon. Your follow up was a mealy mouth apology that actually doubled down on your barfie. Well played sir :thumb:


  8. #18

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    Several years ago, I had a Flu jab courtesy of the HK Gov't "Families Clinic" [for free] ---> But regretted doing so as it apparently triggered P.M.R. [Polymyalgia rheumatica] which caused aches & severe pain in my joints such that I had to dose up on steroids to give me some relief - till I had to take some more -- for weeks & weeks !

    Screwed up my many dosages for my type two diabetes !

    Still want to dose myself with steroids these days - but have desisted unless the discomfort level is too high. Usually, getting around for a few hours provides some relief,

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