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Offline Jeff G

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Flu shot .
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:53:44 pm »
Get a flu shot folks ... its that time of year .
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 02:03:20 pm »
I hope we now spend the next three months debating whether or not to get a flu shot -- it's an AIDSmess annual event.

I WILL NOT BE GETTING MY FLU SHOT FOR ANOTHER SIX WEEKS. I HOPE I DON'T DISAPPEAR WITH GRANNY!
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 02:05:08 pm »
You are flu shot gal aint ya Miss P ?
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 02:07:37 pm »
totes... gotten one every year for 2 decades and the only time I've gotten the flu was when swine flu appeared and the vaccine for it was delayed. It was horrible.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 05:54:42 pm »
I always get one too...but stew about when to get it.  Is this too early...or not?  Curious what others think.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 05:57:16 pm »
I always get one too...but stew about when to get it.  Is this too early...or not?  Curious what others think.

Gary

IIRC a flu shot is supposed to protect you for 12 months, minimum. I wouldn't stress about when to get it.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 06:01:11 pm »
I always get one too...but stew about when to get it.  Is this too early...or not?  Curious what others think.

Gary

I think its the perfect time . If you get the shot now you are up and running in a month or so when flu season kicks off .
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 06:12:00 pm »
I'm getting the nasal spray one this year.  I'm sick off shots for awhile
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 06:16:13 pm »
I do the "best" timing thing, too.  I usually go for late October to early November. I hear conflicting things-- it protects you for 12 months to it begins to weaken by 6 month mark.  January to February would be the 6 month mark, and that's when flu is often peaking.  I am still interested in the higher dose version, as I do often wonder how well a regular dose works in poz patients.  If the elderly need the stronger dose, then it must be safe, so why not? 

Here's what Dr. Gallant said (I am trying to break a record to linking to him),

"There is a study showing that high dose flu vaccine is safe and gives better antibody responses than standard flu vaccine in HIV-positive patients (McKittrick N, et al. Improved immunogenicity with high-dose seasonal influenza vaccine in HIV-infected persons: a single-center, parallel, randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:19-26.)  However, they didnít look at clinical outcomes, so we donít know whether the better immune repsonse made a difference."

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 06:32:04 pm »
Tednlou2:  thanks for the great link to Dr. Gallant.  It provides a wealth of information.  I did not know of that link before you posted it below.  I will refer to it regularly now.

On the thread topic:  flu shots are good things.  I've had them for many years now, even before my HIV diagnosis, and have never contracted the flu.  I recently read somewhere that this year's flu strain is the same as last years, so this year's vaccine will be very similar--if not the same--as last year's, so forum folks who got last years may be able to wait a few weeks longer until they get this year's (for those who worry about getting the shot too early in the season).
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 06:47:35 pm »
I was under the understanding that the shot I got today was this years flu shot ???
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 06:57:53 pm »
I was under the understanding that the shot I got today was this years flu shot ???

Maybe they gave you leftovers.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 07:06:38 pm »
Get a flu shot folks ... its that time of year .

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 07:42:52 pm »
Did not mean to confuse people, Jeff G.  I'm sure your recent flu shot was not a left over from last year.  My point is that I read somewhere that this year's flu strain is the same as last year's, so the formula for this year's vaccine may be the same as for last year's.  Usually, the strains differ slightly (or more than slightly) from year to year, so a different vaccine needs to be formulated.  So my point was that if someone got the flu vaccine last year in, say, November, since this year's strain is the same (if what I read is correct), that person could wait until November or so, if they were worried about getting this year's shot too early.  That's all.  I'm sure your recent vaccine is fresh (usually they are formulated in the summer before the flu season) and will protect you fine.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 08:19:53 pm »
I got mine yesterday. 

The CDC website has way more than you would ever want to know on this topic.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 08:38:57 pm »
Is flu shot recommended for all HIV+ persons regardless of age, or just you older folks ? :)
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 08:44:27 pm »
Is flu shot recommended for all HIV+ persons regardless of age, or just you older folks ? :)

Its for all of us ... all the cool kids with aids get them .
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2014, 10:21:55 pm »
Is flu shot recommended for all HIV+ persons regardless of age, or just you older folks ? :)

Lol! So funny! I suppose I should email my doctor and get  the order put in.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2014, 02:48:07 am »
Its for all of us ... all the cool kids with aids get them .

I always wanted/needed to be one of the cool kids.
Who'd a thunk all I needed was a flu shot !!

Guess I'll ease off on the botox, tweezing and designer clothes.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2014, 06:46:59 am »
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2014, 07:31:41 am »
I hope we now spend the next three months debating whether or not to get a flu shot -- it's an AIDSmess annual event.

I WILL NOT BE GETTING MY FLU SHOT FOR ANOTHER SIX WEEKS. I HOPE I DON'T DISAPPEAR WITH GRANNY!

:)  I was going to post a similar comment.  It is an annual event.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2014, 07:33:18 am »
I always get one too...but stew about when to get it.  Is this too early...or not?  Curious what others think.

Gary

My regular doctor's appt is next week and I'll be asking that same question.  I really don't want to travel all the way to Lancaster in another month just for a shot.
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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2014, 07:36:30 am »
Is flu shot recommended for all HIV+ persons regardless of age, or just you older folks ? :)

You don't have to have vintage AIDS to get one.  ;)  Many doctors think everyone should get one regardless  of if you're in a high risk situation or not.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2014, 07:54:01 am »
Don't get one! Jenny McCarthy sez they give you autism.

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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 08:28:40 pm »
Getting mine tomorrow, have a Doc appointment anyway
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 08:33:56 pm »
If I were ten years younger & 30 years prettier I'd worry bout side affects........
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2014, 09:05:29 pm »
I was under the understanding that the shot I got today was this years flu shot ???

I am pretty sure the vaccine you received was for the 2014-2015 flu season.

I was looking back at my records.  On 9/24/12, I receive the flu shot, this was for the 2012-2013 season.

I received on on 9/19/13.  This is for the 2013- 2014


I will get the next one in 4 or 5 weeks, and that will be for the 2014-2015 flu season. At least this is the way it is explained to me.

By the way, that Pneumonia  shot I receive on Tuesday morning, didn't sit well with me. Had a headache most of Wednesday until about noon today.  Not sure if it was the shot or not, but headaches are something I very rarely get. Coincidental !  :P

Anyway, no headache !


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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2014, 09:10:33 pm »
I am glad I got the new model because there are no good trade in's for the flu shot .
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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2014, 09:12:25 pm »
I am glad I got the new model because there are no good trade in's for the flu shot .

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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2014, 07:51:05 am »
By the way, that Pneumonia  shot I receive on Tuesday morning, didn't sit well with me. Had a headache most of Wednesday until about noon today.

Uh oh -- you're coming down with Pneumonia from that shot!!   ;)

I'll be getting my flu shot in the next week or so (as soon as work slows down enough to allow me out to get one)

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2014, 11:17:16 am »
Jeff, I'm so happy you brought up this topic. I've never had one in my 24 years of life, and I've been recommended to get one this year.

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« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2014, 11:34:51 am »
I received the flu shot in mid march and a tetanus in late august.. Thinking it might be a good idea to wait till november for another flu shot  :-\
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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2014, 01:42:42 pm »
I never got one until I tested poz.. I never got it because I almost never get the flu. I have had it maybe three times in the last 25+ years. My doc talked me into it. I will get mine sometime at the end of november..
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2014, 03:48:58 pm »
Here in Mťxico, the flu shots are available on October, i got mine last year and i did't have a single problem. I got the pneumococo shot too, good luck!

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2014, 04:06:57 pm »
True story ... The director of the clinic at UAB asks me last year did the flu shot make me sick and my first thought oh no ... my infectious disease doctor thinks you can get the flu from a flu shot ... the kind they give us thats not a live virus . She went on as to how she got such a robust immune reaction from last years vaccine that she now understands how some people can swear up and down they got the flu from the shot when she knows damn well they did not . The same happened to me last year for the first time ... felt just like mild flu for days after the shot ... it didn't do me like that this year . After last year I do understand why some people insist they get the flu ... always thought maybe some folks got a little ache and the rest was psychosomatic . 
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2014, 08:53:35 am »
Don't get one! Jenny McCarthy sez they give you autism.

When they finally develop an HIV vaccine, she's ignorant enough that she'll declare it causes AIDS.

I don't understand why anyone takes celebs serious just because they're beautiful.  Hell, she was a nursing school drop out who became a playboy centerfold.  Yeah, that's who I'll take my medical advice from.  Hell, even I completed nursing school.

I think it was antidepressants that Tom Cruise spoke out against several years ago.  People believed him and he's a high school drop out.
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Offline harleymc

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2014, 08:22:42 pm »
There have been multiple nasty flu strains floating around in Australia during the southern winter.
get your shot definately don't go through my miseries over the last couple of months.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2014, 09:20:27 pm »
Uh oh -- you're coming down with Pneumonia from that shot!!   ;)


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 :D I'm not frettin none. I ain't got no ammonia!  ;D
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2014, 09:22:53 pm »
:D I'm not frettin none. I ain't got no ammonia!  ;D

he said Phew-monia .
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2014, 11:16:21 pm »
:D I'm not frettin none. I ain't got no ammonia!  ;D

I don't know - this will likely lead to people having to carry you up and down escalators!!  ;D ;)

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2014, 04:04:41 pm »
Got mine last week from my PCP and it was the updated one for what they are predicting for this year.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2014, 09:02:23 pm »
got mine today.....after watching the pharmacist almost get into a fight with a patient over the new hydrocodone laws that went into effect last Monday.

If you have refills on your pain meds then you will have to go back to your doctor and get another prescription on a triplicate pad. Docs are no longer allowed to write for refills on pain meds anymore.  At least here in Texas, but I think its a FDA mandate for all states.
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2014, 09:10:41 pm »
got mine today.....after watching the pharmacist almost get into a fight with a patient over the new hydrocodone laws that went into effect last Monday.

If you have refills on your pain meds then you will have to go back to your doctor and get another prescription on a triplicate pad. Docs are no longer allowed to write for refills on pain meds anymore.  At least here in Texas, but I think its a FDA mandate for all states.

Its in all states now .
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Offline POS07-11-2014

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2014, 09:12:24 pm »
I got mine Friday! Thanks for the advice to get it.

As usual with me, I was scared...... 😛
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2014, 09:45:20 pm »
Got mine today. Arm a little sore but MUCH better than the alternative.  8)
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2014, 07:02:05 am »
I did not have much in the way of an immune response this year unlike last year when I did feel crappy for a day or two. After last year I completely understand why some folks insist that they get the flu from a flu shout when they can not . I would still get the shot even if I had a rough couple of days because if I get sick I'm on my own with no one to help if I need it . 
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2014, 08:35:45 pm »
Got mine last month :) Also got my menigitus booster and second HPV shot (which felt like they were injecting lava into my arm).

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2014, 09:39:02 pm »


2 weeks ago.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2014, 10:26:59 pm »
i got my flu shot today, along with an UD vl count and a CD4 count that bumped up from 288 to just back over 300 at 308. (as if that means anything LOL  ::) ) And I have a headache :-\

I'm also a month away from being poz for 31 yrs ;D
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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2014, 10:34:10 pm »
i got my flu shot today, along with an UD vl count and a CD4 count that bumped up from 288 to just back over 300 at 308. (as if that means anything LOL  ::) ) And I have a headache :-\

I'm also a month away from being poz for 31 yrs ;D

I ♥ this post!  :-*
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