Hi, my GP says I need to get flu jab but I am concerned because I am a single mum of 2 (bastard fiance of over 13years just left us for another woman). I am wondering how I will cope should the jab make me ill for a a day or 2. Any single mum out there had flu jab before?
I had it halfway through a work shift at my desk. Didn't even notice the injection this year, sore arm for a couple of days, nothing else. Main side effects are diarrhoea or/and headache but none of us at work have had any side effects
Hi op I'm in the same boat as you, single mum 2 dc and I had it recently with zero side effects. In previous years I've had an achey arm but nothing this year.
I get is as I'm a carer for my elderly dgm and my dd is 6 and asthmatic and she gets the nasal one in school. Ds is 14 and is never ever sick, I'm not sure where he stands over getting it as apart from having AS he has no medical issues.
Single parent here too. I had mine after school today. Didn't feel a thing (and as a blood donor I'm not unused to having needles in me). Researched the side effects, and apart from a few loonytunes scaremongerers discovered that it's not a live vaccine so there should be no adverse effects other than perhaps a sore arm for a few hours.
I had actual flu a few years ago and it really made me realise why it can kill elderly people and babies. I literally couldn't raise my body off the bed for 3 days, was hallucinating, lost my memory, couldn't eat or drink. Took me a week to even begin to think I was capable of taking over the responsibility for my kids from my mum and boyfriend at the time who had stepped in to look after all of us.