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Author Topic: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)  (Read 1775 times)

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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 06:31:58 am »
have you had pneumonia vax? how often shoud get it over 60 jim?
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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 08:19:22 am »
Is the updated 2022 Flu Shot available in Ireland yet?

I usually get mine via the clinic (they seem to do the flu shots a bit later like November), however this year might be easier to get in a pharmacy nearer home & do earlier.

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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2022, 08:37:02 am »
Is the updated 2022 Flu Shot available in Ireland yet?

I usually get mine via the clinic (they seem to do the flu shots a bit later like November), however this year might be easier to get in a pharmacy nearer home & do earlier.

Yeah. I'm going with boots this year, same as last year.

https://www.boots.ie/health-pharmacy-advice/vaccinations/winter-flu-vaccination-service
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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2022, 08:38:10 am »
vaccines to consider:
flu, covid, shingles, pneumonia, monkey pox
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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2022, 08:44:44 am »
have you had pneumonia vax? how often shoud get it over 60 jim?

I'm over-vaccinated on this one  ;D. I had the PVV 5 times within the last ten years, it seems like they just give it to me because they have it; the last PVV shot I had was when COVID first broke out.

Anyhow, I believe but am open to correction, that once you are 65+, you should get another shot.

https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/pneumococcal-disease-and-hiv

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There are two types of pneumococcus vaccine: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV, the type of vaccine used for childhood pneumococcal vaccination) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV). The BHIVA recommendation is that all people with HIV, whatever their age, CD4 cell count or treatment status, have a single dose of PCV. For people who are aged 65 or over, or who have another health condition (such as heart or kidney disease) that may increase their risk of pneumococcal disease, it is recommended they also have a single dose of PPV.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/index.html
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There are two kinds of pneumococcal vaccines available in the United States:


Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV13, PCV15, and PCV20)
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23)
CDC recommends PCV13 or PCV15 for all children younger than 5 years old and children 5 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of pneumococcal disease.

CDC also recommends PPSV23 for children 2 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of pneumococcal disease.

For those who have never received any pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, CDC recommends PCV15 or PCV20 for adults 65 years or older and adults 19 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions or risk factors. If PCV15 is used, this should be followed by a dose of PPSV23.



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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 08:45:20 am »
vaccines to consider:
flu, covid, shingles, pneumonia, monkey pox

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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2022, 10:47:43 am »

I finally received my high dose flu shot yesterday, in the left arm, and my 5th pfizer  shot in the right arm.

No Problems so far !! In the beginning of next year I will get the shingles vaccine and the monkey pox vaccine.

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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2022, 04:13:39 pm »
Got my flu jab.

Still no 5g network  :(
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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2022, 08:35:59 am »
Finally got around to getting my annual Flu Shot this morning.

I got it from my ID Clinic as I prefer to keep everything under the one roof so to speak as opposed to going to my doctor or a pharmacy for the shot.

I do feel a bit drained from it as I have done every year to date, hoping this will pass in a few hours. :) Very happy to final have it all the same.

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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2022, 04:01:05 pm »
I got it from my ID Clinic as I prefer to keep everything under the one roof so to speak as opposed to going to my doctor or a pharmacy for the shot.
that's what my husband and I do too.

We got our flu shot last week....along with the 3rd Covid booster. Sore arms from the booster and nothing from the flu shot.
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Re: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2022, 05:13:47 am »
Sore arms from the booster and nothing from the flu shot.

Glad to hear Flu had no effect for you. I was ok this year after the flu shot, I did feel a bit drained but not enough to stope me working out that night. Pervious years the flu shot did leave me achy and tired so grateful it was not so bad this year. So that's me all shotted up now for winter, Covid #4 & Flu done...check mark! :)

 


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