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Two counties in Upstate South Carolina have confirmed flu cases .

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Had my shot on Sept. 4th. Hope this years is better than last.
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Oh, oh.  My daughter got her shot about two weeks ago at Walgreens. 

 

DH and my MD won't have hers until late Sept or early Oct.

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 My doctor told me today to get the flu shot in October. She said it would be most effective during peak flu season that way. 

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@Tissyanne wrote:

 My doctor told me today to get the flu shot in October. She said it would be most effective during peak flu season that way. 


Did your doctor tell you when flu season is expected to peak this year?

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ARRRGUH!

 

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My boss just got over it. He was out for a week. Nothing to fool with if you get it.
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Re: Flu Arrives Early

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When I became sick earlier this year with pneumonia there were a few things I should have done to stay healthy.

 

1) Dh got sick first with the flu and I failed to wipe down all surfaces with bleach disinfecting wipes after he touched them such as the refrigerator door handle and the front door knob; drawer handles as well.

 

2) I volunteered to drive him to the doctor when he was fully capable to take himself.  At the doctor's office that day there was an office full of patients who were coughing and sneezing.  The room was clammy and warm.  I was perfectly healthy at the time and was cringing.  I did tell dh that I was going to wait in the car.  

 

3) The Las Vegas area has more than 200 sunny days per year and yet I wasn't taking advantage of that by sitting outside for about 10 minutes a day without sunscreen.   

 

4) When I did get sick, I should have gone to a doctor immediately but I didn't go to one at all.  I probably had the flu first and would have been given anti viral meds that most likely would have prevented the pneumonia that later developed. 

 

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/antivirals/whatyoushould.htm

 

eta:  I did get the flu shot last October....the one that turned out to be the wrong strain.  

 

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@Tissyanne wrote:

 My doctor told me today to get the flu shot in October. She said it would be most effective during peak flu season that way. 


That's exactly what my doctor told me a couple of weeks ago.

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My husband and I had our flu shots this afternoon. 


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