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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:08 PM

PSA - Flu vaccine for 2020-2021 is now becoming available.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm

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Reply PSA - Flu vaccine for 2020-2021 is now becoming available. (Original post)
Steelrolled Aug 30 OP
marlakay Aug 30 #1
Steelrolled Aug 30 #4
still_one Aug 30 #9
Grammy23 Aug 30 #2
luvs2sing Aug 30 #3
Abnredleg Aug 30 #5
MuseRider Aug 30 #6
Hekate Aug 30 #7
Sherman A1 Aug 30 #8
Cairycat Aug 30 #10
smirkymonkey Aug 30 #11
TheRealNorth Aug 30 #12

Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:09 PM

1. Its in my area now

Trying to figure out best time to get. If you get too early doesn't last all winter.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:12 PM

4. Good point.

The CDC says this:

Getting vaccinated in July or August is too early, especially for older people, because of the likelihood of reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season. September and October are good times to get vaccinated. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue, even in January or later.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:50 PM

9. I will delay until late September or middle of October for that very reason

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:11 PM

2. Starting to see signs at Wal-Mart,


Walgreens and CVS.

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:11 PM

3. I always get it the first week in October.

Usually the day after my birthday. That makes it easy to remember. Whenever I’ve gotten it earlier I’ve caught the flu at the end of the season.

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:22 PM

5. I got mine at CVS /NT

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:04 PM

6. Got mine 2 days ago.

I have to go back to get the shingles shot and pneumonia duo later but the flu is handled.

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:12 PM

7. We got ours on Thursday, thanks to a retired nurse friend who let us know our doc had already ...

...gotten supplies in.

It was the “old folks” strength, and despite what some here have reported, all either of us have is a sore spot, which is almost gone now.


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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:28 PM

8. I will go mid October as normal

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 06:45 PM

10. Last year I got mine end of December

busy with work, etc. I still got the flu a couple weeks later but was only sick two days. This year I'm scheduled to get it mid-September.

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:18 PM

11. I think I will wait until early October, as usual.

That's when I got it last year.

I am still wondering if the illness I got right after T-giving through early January was a form of Covid. It was unlike any other cold/flu I have had before.

The hallmarks were extreme chest congestion where I couldn't breathe and a harsh, dry cough - not productive - despite taking Mucinex and using other home remedies to loosen up my chest. I was coughing so hard I was throwing up and could barely breathe.

I tried to go into work a few times and they just sent me home so I WFH most of the month (this was before anyone knew about Covid). I spent most of my days, nights and weekends using Vicks and hot compresses on my chest to try to loosen up whatever was in my chest, but it didn't help very much. It was a miserable month.

I also couldn't taste very much, or really at all. Everything tasted the same. Additionally, I had abdominal/intestinal issues. I did not have a fever. I never went to the hospital because I thought it was just a bad cold and I had spoken to others who had heard that my symptoms were common of whatever cold had been going around locally. I didn't think it was necessary and thought it would just clear up on its own.

I had read some articles lately that suggested that an earlier European version of Covid might have been here as early as October/November. Once I start trusting the hospitals/doctor's offices again, I may go in just to get an antibody test just to check.

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Response to Steelrolled (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:11 PM

12. I got mine this week

I am not waiting for October as I am kind of expecting that there will be a resurgence of Covid by then.

I also don't really trust anything that comes out of a Federal agency at this point.

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