Flu Jab

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by MissSteak, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. MissSteak

    MissSteak Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I haven't had the flu since childhood and I always think I am bound to get it badly. I can't decide if I should go ahead and pay for a jab or not. What is everyone's thoughts and experiences?

    I have some minor health chronic issues but I have avoided the flu for 18+ years.
     
  2. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    There are pros and cons to both sides. As a health care worker and someone with asthma, I get one every year! Had mine today (y)
     
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  3. Lili

    Lili Member

    Had mine last week. (Hope it works.)
     
  4. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Said on the news last week that All NHS staff regardless of their job position must have it,, if they refused then a good reason was required unless it was a medical reason.
    Anybody out right refusing would be relocated to another job away from the public or patients.
    This doesn't stop the snot laden kids infecting a whole ward when visiting granny
     
  5. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Have it. Even if it’s the wrong strains or whatever for that year I should think it’s worth it.

    Pneumonia too if you are able, every five years I think?
     
  6. puppet

    puppet Member

    Location:
    sw scotland
    The wrong strain gives no protection. Last year's vaccine gave around 15% protection, some other years less than that.
    If enough nurses and doctors refuse then where will they put them to work?
     
  7. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    I can’t vouch for all hospitals but in ours that isn’t true. Maybe for nurses etc but I know in pharmacy they keep coming around and you just tic boxes to wether you want it, you’ve had it else where or if you don’t want it. A lot of us are ward based too?
    I always get it, I know it can’t target all strains but it protects some so worth it in my eyes
     
  8. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    I had mine last week. I only ever missed having the annual flu jab once and boy did l know about it!
     
  9. MissSteak

    MissSteak Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Mmmmm I am still unsure. I'm going to have to flip a coin.
     
  10. Had mine this morning
     
  11. Had a text off the doctors saying I am eligible for flu jab :eek::eek::eek::eek: Must be getting old :(:(:rolleyes:
     
  12. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    Go for it! I have it, my wife has it and so does my little son (Nasal spray in his case). The flu is awful enough without having to endure the ( What can take weeks ) convalescence afterwards.
     
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  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Some worst after jab.
    Only any good if that particular strain is prevalent and caught.
    Virus is a virus and no cures.
     
  14. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    The driving force for NHS Trusts is that if they achieve a certain % of staff vaccinated there isn`t a financial penalty.
    I`ve had mine & got my Flu Fighter badge! :)

    For parents..... the nasal spray for kids is a live virus, the jab for adults isn`t live.

    And vegans & certain religions don`t like it............... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  15. Bones

    Bones Member

    Location:
    n Ireland
    Can you get it in the chemist,or do you have to go through a doctor,
     
  16. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    Chemists, Boots, Superdrug, Tesco's, Morrisons. etc ...take your pick!
    Superdrug seems to be the cheapest at the mo, we had ours done there and yes it the quadrivalent one they offer.
    https://healthclinics.superdrug.com/services/flu-vaccine
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
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  17. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
  18. ___\0/___

    ___\0/___ Member

    Location:
    SW Scotland
    Loads of places to get it but are all the vaccines the same? For example will the Tesco one cover strain X and boots strain Y? I had Flu last year and it was weeks before I was anywhere like being back to full fitness.
     
  19. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    There are 3 types of seasonal influenza viruses – A, B and C. Type A influenza viruses are further classified into subtypes according to the combinations of various virus surface proteins. Among many subtypes of influenza A viruses, influenza A(H1N1) and A(H3N2) subtypes are currently circulating among humans.

    Influenza viruses circulate in all parts of the world. Type C influenza cases occur much less frequently than A and B. That is why only influenza A and B viruses are included in seasonal influenza vaccines.

    For many years the World Health Organisation has updated its recommendation on vaccine composition twice annually, targeting the 3 (trivalent) most representative virus types in circulation (two subtypes of influenza A viruses and one B virus).
    http://www.influenzacentre.org/centre_GISN.htm
     
  20. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    You’ve covered that better than me :sneaky::p I was just going to say usually all vaccines are the same but this year there is a different over 65s one
     
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