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Do you get an annual flu shot?

October 4, 2012

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Ron Grover ( in Basehor) says...

“I always get a flu shot, and when it is time, I couple it with the pneumonia shot. I can’t prove it works but it seems that since I have been getting the shots I do not get sick as often in the winter.”

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Michelle Sexton ( in Basehor ) says...

“I do get my flu shot. I don’t want to get sick, but if I do, hopefully it won’t be as bad as without the shot.”

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Brad Stephens ( in Bonner Springs) says...

“Normally I don’t get the flu shot mostly out of my fear of needles, but also, a doctor friend of mine doesn’t take the shots either. I don’t look forward to getting the flu, but I am willing to risk it.”

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Jason Bailey 2 years, 2 months ago on Do you get an annual flu shot?

Used to work in the medical field. I'll never forget what a cardio-thoracic surgeon once told me while pulling a shift in the med-surg ICU at KU Med: "Never get the flu shot. There are more than 600 strains of the flu and only 6 in the vaccine they administer. They're simply guessing at which strains will be prevalent for the upcoming season. A guess plus exposing yourself to 6 live viruses doesn't equal a smart decision."

The public has bitten on this, "hey, here's a shot that will prevent you from getting sick!" There's no such thing.

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