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remember the flu shot, everybody!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by desidiabulum, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. stoney

    stoney Parent · Well-Known Member

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    James and I both went for ours 2 weeks ago with me being asthmatic. I had mine In the usual way by needle in the arm, but the nurse said due to new guidelines children between the age of 2 - 18 have a syringe up each nostril. James had his this way with no side effects nor did I with mine. Any other parents come across this or is it just in Wales

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    So does the NHS:
    Staff should ask if you are feeling ill before administering the vaccine.

    Apparently a new treatment ( Fluenz) is more effective in children and is thus recommended:
     
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    slaterk Type 1 · Active Member

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    Had my flu shot a few weeks ago and my pneumo jab a couple of weeks ago. No real problem with either but the pneumo jab does give you a dead arm for about 24 hours!
     
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    GP advised that pneumo was a once only; had mine in 2001. I have the flu jab every year and due to cytotoxic therapy for a very over active immune system always have a few rough days. The cytotoxic therapy trying to calm me down and the flu jab trying to get my immune system to protect me. BUT I have never had flu. Best to be protected no matter how little that may be.
     
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    Never had a flu shot. ever! I dont get sick that often. I am not convinced that a flu shot helps anything and know a lot of people that get the flu shot and still get sick. So its no shot for me!!!
     
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