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I got my flu shot & a pneumonia shot.

I hope this year's shot covers whatever strain goes around.  For some reason I decided the pneumonia shot too.

 

I had pneumonia once about 20 yrs. ago and it's the sickest I have ever been in my life.  I was in my 40's then and it kicked my butt so I figured I don't want it at my age. No point in tempting fate anymore.

 

Have you gotten your shot or shots?

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That's something I still need to do, thanks for the reminder. I'm still  recovering from my TKR, just started outpatient PT can't drive yet so I will have a family mbr take me. There is a Walgreens close by.

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Re: I got my flu shot & a pneumonia shot.

My husband and I get every vaccine that comes down the pike. We have already had our flu shots, I had the pneumonia vaccine last year. I have a chronic illness so I can not afford to get really sick, I could end up in hospital or worse.

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I have gotten mine, but I was a week late in my plan to get it (sick dog).  In my area they are already out of the senior shot.  Waiting and waiting for more.  How can the 65 and older vaccination already be hard to find?  This is crazy. Smiley Frustrated

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Re: I got my flu shot & a pneumonia shot.

Yes. I have asthma, so I try to take all precautions and get all my vaccines. I got the pneumonia vaccines a few years ago, so I'm good for now.

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No and I don't plan to.  Last flu shot that I got was in the 1990s.  Last time I got the flu was 1975.

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Re: I got my flu shot & a pneumonia shot.

@Retired Legal Secretary Yes, I got both a couple weeks ago.  The pneumonia shot left me with a sore arm and feeling punky for a few days..,,but all is well now.

 

Was told there was a second, different pneumonia shot I will get next year, then I am covered for life.  I'm 65.

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Got my flu shot but never had a pneumonia shot.

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Re: I got my flu shot & a pneumonia shot.

@alicedee   I am doing the same thing as far as getting 2nd one next year. 

 

I couldn't believe how sick I got w/pneumonia.  I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  It wasn't flu related.  I got a sinus infection over a holiday weekend and by the time I got to Dr. I had pneumonia.

 

My Mom was the same way.  Had to treat sinus infections immediately or she got bronchitis.  Mine went into pneumonia.

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@Retired Legal Secretary wrote:

@alicedee   I am doing the same thing as far as getting 2nd one next year. 

 

I couldn't believe how sick I got w/pneumonia.  I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  It wasn't flu related.  I got a sinus infection over a holiday weekend and by the time I got to Dr. I had pneumonia.

 

My Mom was the same way.  Had to treat sinus infections immediately or she got bronchitis.  Mine went into pneumonia.


Yikes....I had what they called "walking pneumonia" whrn I was a child...I missed a whole month of school.  Hate to think what pneumonia would do.

 

Glad you got your immunizations....here's hoping for a healthy winter!