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central scrutinizer

(11,591 posts)
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 05:28 PM Sep 2021

Got my flu shot today

The flumax for seniors. Not just for flu but you have to wait 28 days after any immunization to receive another. I wanted to have no delays in getting my Covid-19 booster when they’re approved. (Got my second Pfizer on March 20, 2021).

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Got my flu shot today (Original Post) central scrutinizer Sep 2021 OP
Us too! snowybirdie Sep 2021 #1
My clinic didn't have the flu shots yet. I'll sign up for the booster 8 AM the day I become brewens Sep 2021 #2
Same here, same seniors flumax Zorro Sep 2021 #3
Great. Those who don't have pneumonia vaccine also should get one. Hortensis Sep 2021 #4
me too,,,, got it today,,,, my arm is just a little sore,,,,, KarenS Sep 2021 #5

snowybirdie

(5,146 posts)
1. Us too!
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 05:29 PM
Sep 2021

Same reason. However saw this on WebMD:

"Q: For now, the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine are single products. If you get them separately, is it better to put some time between the two?

Pavia: We don't know. There are studies that probably won't be out in time to decide in September. They are looking at whether you get an equivalent immune response if you give them together or apart.

For now, I would say the advantage of getting them together is if you do get side effects, you'll only get them once ― one day to suffer through them. Also, it's one trip to the doctor."

Confusing stuff. But glad I'm partly there.

brewens

(13,221 posts)
2. My clinic didn't have the flu shots yet. I'll sign up for the booster 8 AM the day I become
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 05:48 PM
Sep 2021

eligible. If the flu shot slows me up a little, no big deal. I'm at about zero risk with my level of lockdown.

Zorro

(15,685 posts)
3. Same here, same seniors flumax
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 05:53 PM
Sep 2021

No line at Costco to get the shots, so we thought we'd beat the rush and get it out of the way today.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
4. Great. Those who don't have pneumonia vaccine also should get one.
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:13 PM
Sep 2021

A lot of people dying of Covid are dying of "Covid pneumonia." And most who die of the flu actually die of pneumonia.

There are two separate vaccines, both desirable, but they can't be given at once. Last year I got the Pneumovax and was told I had to wait another year to get the other one.

KarenS

(3,940 posts)
5. me too,,,, got it today,,,, my arm is just a little sore,,,,,
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 08:05 PM
Sep 2021

There has already been flu cases here in Arizona.

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