My daughter and I are both high-risk so we must get the flu and pneumonia shots. I have diabetes, hypertension, asthma, allergies, she has the two latter. SHe is in the age group for the swine flu shot too..
SInce flu is only respiratory, and the shot was never a guarantee to prevent any flu, just to lessen the symptoms, theya re lifesavers for us. As it was last spring, I ended up with asthmatic bronchitis, flu, pneumonia, but I would have been in ICU without the shot..
also, since the flu viruses are already dead viruses, it is virtually impossible to "catch" flu from the injection... like getting a shot of koolaid,,
each person is different, BUT I have consulted three pharmacists and two doctors to determine the best timing fo rthe injections.. They all concurred that the later ou get it, the more effective.. everyone that got them early last year, were more severely ill,, like me,, so I am waiting until they give the go-ahead..
I will take airborne until then..
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