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Have you rolled up your sleeve for a flu shot?


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Have you rolled up your sleeve for a flu shot?

  1. Got the flu once about 35 years ago. For 2 weeks I prayed for death. Got a flu shot every year since.

    • Too many shots.

      • Too many risks not to have the shot!

    • That was my experience too. Something I NEVER want to go through again. Skipping the flu shot is just not worth the risk.

  2. was booked for the flu shot a few years ago, and came down with H1N1 the day before the appointment. had a really mild case. the doctor said I must have had swine flu when I was a kid. never gonna do that again! getting my shot on Tuesday

  3. Never have, never will. Causes too many illnesses as a result.

    • Pure crap

    • Urban myth, not substantiated with actual research results.

    • I am sorry but I thought you were a big fan of David Suzuki. David Suzuki is a big fan of the flu vaccine. I would really like to hear about WHAT illness you think the flu vaccine causes?

  4. i rarely get the flu, and a few years ago, got the shot,and got sick, never again will i get the shot.

    • Woke up this morning. Got hit by a bus. I’m never waking up in the morning again.

  5. What a horrible poll. How about none of the above.

    • What would fall into the “none of the above” category?

  6. I understand that healthcare workers in several provinces are now required to have the vaccine. I do know that in the province I work in (Alberta) that if there is an epidemic of the flu and that if you as a healthcare worker have chosen NOT to be vaccinated, you will be sent home from work without pay. The unions have agreed that this is reasonable. People who work on units with patients who are immune compromised (suffer from cancer and other illnesses that leave them with the inability to fight infection) are expected to be vaccinated or not to work in those areas. We are presently working with the best research that is available when it comes to protecting those that are most vulnerable to communicable illness.