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flu jab

(4 Posts)
pinkkoala Mon 01-Oct-12 22:37:17

i am completeky in two minds as to weather i have this or not.
work in a five star retiremdnt village/care home, last winter i was ill every 6 or 7 wks. as you can imagine it is very hot at work.
my doc has said i should have it but i have heard so many negative and positive stories i am not sure.
we also have alot of vulnerable/and sick residents in the village.
all stories whether positive or negative appreciated.

stargirl1701 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:39:05

I have asthma and get one every year. Sore arm. Worth it.

ORANGEgiraffesCantWearGOLD Mon 01-Oct-12 23:40:09

I get it. I have often ended up being admitted to hospital with colds so god knows what a flu would do to me!

Coprolite Mon 01-Oct-12 23:46:12

Asthma here. Had flu two years running before I started having the flu jab regularly and it really knocked me about. I haven't had flu since and always remember to have my jab. I generally have no side effects at all.
I have also had the pneumonia jab now with no ill effects.

Also if you get flu you could unknowingly pass it on to the residents while its brewing.

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