Flu shots, anyone? Many choices!

JackieOnLine

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I'm sorry, Hilary, I hope they recover quickly.

I know an RN who just had it - he is 50 years old and was only sick for a week. he is back at work an although he says he still gets tired is able to work 12 hour shifts.
 

hilary1617

First time at the rodeo.
I'm sorry, Hilary, I hope they recover quickly.

I know an RN who just had it - he is 50 years old and was only sick for a week. he is back at work an although he says he still gets tired is able to work 12 hour shifts.
Thanks! I worry particularly my friend because she went through breast cancer last year, the folks doing radiation at her tiny WI hospital made an error and hit her rib and heart. She drove to Mayo clinic a month ago to try to deal with that damage, so not completely healed yet... I'm not as worried about the ex or kids as he's 42 and they are all very fit have no health issues. They all sound pretty miserable now, but not struggling too much with breathing main complaints are sore throats, chills, body aches, and stomach upset.
 

JackieOnLine

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I can't blame you for worrying. but I think we are hearing more about the people who get really sick and not as much about those for whom it really is just a flu and they fully recover.
but, sure, you can't help worry.
 

LorettaLynn

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My employer typically gives a free flu shot yearly but this year they are pretty tied up with the COVID....so I’ll be getting my flu shot at Walgreens or CVS.
 

Georgepds

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I started reading about the immune system here ( chapter 21)




It's heavy going, but gets you a good start . The details of the innate and adaptive systems are fascinating.


Bad news for those of us a little older, a lot of the schooling of T cells happens in the thymus, which goes to fat as we age. This thymic involution is thought to be the origin of immunosenesance. By the time we are 70 the thymus is only 10% of its early size. We rely on memory T cells for the diseases we encountered in our youth. If something new comes along, we get wacked.
 
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