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who is getting the Flu Vaxx this year

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#1 literally nobody

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:18 PM

So are you? if not why not?

Edited by literally nobody, 14 April 2019 - 05:23 PM.

#2 Silverstreak

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:24 PM

Yes I get it every year, I'm an asthmatic.

#3 Paddlepop

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:25 PM

All done here. DD was done on Thursday at the GP, and DH and I were done on Friday at a pharmacy.

I've had a flu vaccine every year for over 20 years.

#4 Pocket...

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:28 PM

We are this year, my gp told me they weren't releasing the vaccine until after the holidays though. Interesting to know others have theirs already!

#5 Astrocyte

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:28 PM

I got it last week. I have rheumatoid arthritis so need it to prevent from getting sick, and am studying nursing so I needed it for placement.

#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:29 PM

I've got to book the kids & myself in, if I can wrangle it for a Saturday DH will get jabbed as well.

I was hoping to get them done this week, but the free ones are not available until the day the big mr turns 5, so I can't pay for him to get his done privately yet as he qualifies for the free one being under 5, but he then won't get it free because he will be too old.

The little mr will be free anyway as he is asthmatic.

#7 Nasty Teens

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:29 PM

We will be when this years vaccine is released (as opposed to last year's). This is despite DS already having flu.

#8 #YKG

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:30 PM

Yep, other side is I have to because of my workplace, if not getting it staff have to have a REALLY good reason.

#9 Manicmum

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:30 PM

We did them Friday and were very sleepy yesterday.

#10 TheGreenSheep

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:32 PM


DH is immune compromised so we do it every year.

Can’t think a reason why we wouldn’t, other than allergic to the vaccine.

#11 Froyo

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

Yes, through work.

#12 nom_de_plume

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

Yep. I get it through work every year.

#13 Evra

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:40 PM

I really hope the OP’s username is not the answer!

Does seem to be happening later this year.

DD (3) and I have had ours last week. I paid to get the private one for her as I wanted to get it out of the way before our Easter holidays. DD gets very freaked out about injections, but she did really well. My work offers it every year, but it’s not until mid May this year, and I was worried that was leaving it a bit late. Now I have a cold so I’m glad it’s done already.

#14 chicken_bits

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

The kids and I are booked in for May. DH will get his through work. The free govt one for Under 5s isn't available yet AFAIK.

#15 AnythingGoes

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

Yes. I missed the first round at work because I was sick so will get it in the next round. Planning on ringing the GP tomorrow about DS's.

#16 Soontobegran

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

View PostNasty Teens, on 14 April 2019 - 05:29 PM, said:

We will be when this years vaccine is released (as opposed to last year's). This is despite DS already having flu.

As far as my doctor tells me my vaccine last week contained the new strain in it.

#17 Inkogneatoh

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

Once my gp gets his stock in, I'm lining up. Mum will be too, although she missed last years due to being in hospital.

I'm interested as to whether my sil will get one this year or not. She normally doesn't get them, despite being eligible for a free one, as she'd not a fan of needles and "didn't see the point ,as she always got sick anyway" (she works in retail, so exposure is high). Last year she was convinced as they had an overseas holiday booked, and then didn't get the flu.

#18 kiwimum2b

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

Yes. I just called and have been told that our clinic aren’t getting it until early may. I have booked myself and DP in at the chemist next week but all the kids will need to wait a few more weeks.

#19 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

Yep, I get it free through work, although work isn’t doing it until May, which is a bit too late, I’m going to try and get it next week.

#20 MooGuru

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:54 PM

I'll get it. I wasn't able to get it for years but last year it was decided the risk of flu was worse than the risk of allergy. I was fine so all set for this year again. I'm classed as high risk.

My dr hasn't received their ones yet and have been told it won't be made available before early May.

I wish it would be consistent across the board - apparently my workplace already got them a month ago.

#21 skicat

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:55 PM

Chemist warehouse are giving the vaccine for $12.99. Need to book online and pay in advance. Seem to be rotating around our suburb for 3 days only in each shop.

#22 Expelliarmus

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:56 PM

Yes. Through work. I work with children. I would be a fool not to.

#23 Kallie88

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

Should do. Hopefully i can convince dh this year 🙄

#24 timtam92

Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

Never had it. Never had the flu. Hubby and son will probably get it.

#25 TrixieBelden

Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

We get it at work, and would get it privately if not.

I have taken care of young healthy people who have died of flu.

ETA the young people who died on life support had not previously had the flu. They were not even able to be organ donors because of what the flu had done to their bodies.

Edited by TrixieBelden, 14 April 2019 - 06:11 PM.

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