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I have scared myself silly reading about people dying from swine flu.

(12 Posts)
IAmReallyFabNow Sat 18-Dec-10 19:03:31

I haven't had a flu jab since I had it one one year and was ill. I am meant to have it as I have asthma but I really don't want too. Am I being reckless?

TheFoosa Sat 18-Dec-10 19:09:45

I would have it done

TheFoosa Sat 18-Dec-10 19:11:18

but also don't go reading the stories on the Daily Mail website, it WILL scare you silly

orangepoo Sat 18-Dec-10 19:13:32

Personally, I'd get the jab in your position. My brother has asthma and is recovering from flu (not sure which variant) so don't panic too much, but I think I would get the jab if I was asthmatic. Having just had flu myself, I would get the jab regardless of asthma, it was really horrible and I am not fully better 2 weeks later.

IAmReallyFabNow Sat 18-Dec-10 19:16:02

Oh bugger. I was hoping you would say I don't need to have it done.

saltyseadog Sat 18-Dec-10 19:18:04

I would have it done - without a doubt.

CarGirl Sat 18-Dec-10 19:20:12

If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant absolutely 100% get it done.

herbietea Sat 18-Dec-10 19:21:34

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IAmReallyFabNow Sat 18-Dec-10 19:23:25

No chance of pregnancy.

I have a bit of a cold at the moment but will ring on Monday and ask if I can still have it.

Elibean Sat 18-Dec-10 20:18:44

Its not too late to have it, I had one a week or two ago in local chemist (recovering from shingles, don't want flu).

And yes, sorry, but if I had asthma (dh does) I would definitely have it.

verytellytubby Sat 18-Dec-10 22:01:46

Have it done.

I ummed and arrghed and didn't get my dc done and they have swine flu. DD has a heart condition and is so much more poorly than her brothers.

overmydeadbody Sat 18-Dec-10 22:06:38

I wish I'd had it.

I have swine flu now and it is horrible. I am on the recovery but I haven't been this ill in years.

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