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Note attached to flu shot promotion said flu causes 40,000 people to die every year - the sixth leading cause of death in the US.

30,000 people in the US die of ALS every year. Where does that rank us?


Last time wifey and I had flu shots about ten years ago, we both got sick. Considering the circumstances, I'm now considering it. What about you?
 

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>Considering the circumstances, I'm now considering it. What about you?

our ALS pulmo rabidly pushes for the flu shot and both pneumonia shots. I go with the shots.
 

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Rong Beach VA primary care today said there's only one pneumonia shot.
 

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>Rong Beach VA primary care today said there's only one pneumonia shot.

there are definitely at least two. the common one at our HP clinic (Walgreen's I think) and a new one that our ALS pulmo told me to get asap. I'll get the name when Sandy is back.
 

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Clinic we attend said yes to the flu shot and personal choice to pneumonia shot. Although they recommend you check with pulmo for pneumo shot
 

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My Dr. recommends the shots, so I trust him.
 

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Get both. The flu could have a very bad respetory effect on the lungs
 

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I got my only flu shot years ago and got sick as heck, breathing is my main issue, I'm considering it. Got the pnemo last year, I heard it lasts for a few years.

Janie
 

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>Got the pnemo last year, I heard it lasts for a few years.

twice for me since Aug :-(
 

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My pcp at the va said the pneumonia shot is good for 5 years.
 

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Just got our shots today. Asked about the pneumonia shot- it lasts 5 years!
 

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Max you probably had one of each type?
 

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Got my shots as well. Trying to talk my wife into getting it. I have been getting the flu shot for 5 yrs with no problem, pneumonia last in Jan of this yr.
 
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