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How do you feel about the flu vaccine?

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We are reviewing our health advice on flu vaccinations for people with lung conditions, and your answers will help shape our information. These questions are for people with any lung condition. The survey is entirely anonymous.

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Maricopa profile image
Maricopa

I won’t be getting one this year nor another Covid booster as the last one I got caused my heart to go into a serious tachycardia spell. I could actually feel heat in my heart area. Like a race cars tires as an analogy. I’m scared now.

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micox

My wife (a retired nurse) and I have had our flu injections for, it must be over twenty years. Never any problems.

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Izb1

I had a flu jab that made me very poorly and caught every cough and cold for nearly 12 months, I will never have one again, that was years ago and i have only ever had the flu once in my life . I am now 70 x

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Morrison10

I’ve had flu jab in autumn every year since became available, no problems, but one year had bad flu put me in bed for 2+months in new year, so clearly jab mix that year not good. Jean x

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_9carole

Been ill again with flu jab. Not having one next.year If covid jab is about. Having copd think the flu jab is no good

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Brikel

I have one every year

better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it

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Patk1

I've done the survey x

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Suzie42 in reply to Patk1

So have I

Ergendl profile image
Ergendl

Have the flu jab every year. So far, no problems.

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SickpeoplewithCOPD

Have had the flu jab every year since its inception - I am now 86 years old - and never had any bad effects to report ...no have I ever contracted the flu.

However, this year is the first time I have had both the flu and covid jab together - I would have preferred them separately - as previous Pfizer jabs did have detrimental effects ... and in my opinion we're the reason I was hospitalised following my previous two Pfizer jabs.

I reported these to my GP and practice nurse - and she just laughed out loud - and said the jabs would not have had the effects I raised.

However, it was only after the second jab and hospitalisation - that they discovered I was a carbon retainer - and gave me a card to carry to inform para medics in future - despite being quite healthy and mobile prior to those jabs.

So to conclude having the Pfizer and Flu jabs together following the previous Pfizer jabs alone - did not appear to have any further detrimental - except that by then I had been given an NIV machine to use while sleeping to remove carbon build up - which had never been evident to me previously.

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SickpeoplewithCOPD

see previous....can't cut and paste!?!?

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Pwkav1

Hi i have allergic asthma and have the flu jab every year with no illness athough i suffer chest infections sometimes but have been well as late. Karen xxx

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Alberta56

I rush to have the flu jab as soon as it is available. And the covid jab.

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MELNEL

I had both of them and this time I felt awful for quite some time. It took me over 2weeks to recover from it.

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Bevvy

No idea how this “survey” is meant to be used to give updated advice. Only 2 (?) questions asked and very basic, not a full and (in my opinion) useful survey!

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SickpeoplewithCOPD

SickpeoplewithCOPD15 hours ago

Have had the flu jab every year since its inception - I am now 86 years old - and never had any bad effects to report ...nor have I ever contracted the flu.

However, this year is the first time I have had both the flu and covid jab together - I would have preferred them separately - as previous Pfizer jabs did have detrimental effects ... and in my opinion we're the reason I was hospitalised following my previous two Pfizer jabs.

I reported these to my GP and practice nurse - and she just laughed out loud - and said the jabs would not have had the effects I raised.

However, it was only after the second jab and hospitalisation - that they discovered I was a carbon retainer - and gave me a card to carry to inform para medics in future - despite being quite healthy and mobile prior to those jabs.

So to conclude having the Pfizer and Flu jabs together following the previous Pfizer jabs alone - did not appear to have any further detrimental - except that by then I had been given an NIV machine to use while sleeping to remove carbon build up - which had never been evident to me previously.

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Morrison10

I was born with PCD, had bronchiectasis at least 55 years. Have had flu jab every year since became available. One year despite jab had flu, put me in bed for nearly 3 months, so now always hope they got formula correct. Hear though that new flu jab has been developed that hope will protect against all current flu viruses, fingers crossed. Jean x

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garshe

Survey completed xxSheila 👍💕

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