NYT: Over 80,000 Americans Died of Flu Last Winter, Highest Toll in Years

Thanks for the reminder everyone. I can't remember the last time I got a flu shot, pure ignorance on my part as I assumed a shot lasts for a decade or something. Dunno why I thought that. (also seems like its free in the UK. Yay socialist commie health care)
 
Thanks for the reminder everyone. I can't remember the last time I got a flu shot, pure ignorance on my part as I assumed a shot lasts for a decade or something. Dunno why I thought that. (also seems like its free in the UK. Yay socialist commie health care)
Certain groups are eligible, but it isn't free for everyone. Supermarkets with in-house pharmacies are convenient and priced reasonably enough - the pricing ranges from around £7-8 at Asda or Morrisons, up to £13 at places like Boots. Really is worth getting it done right about now, as it takes 2 weeks to kick in. All it takes is the first cold snap of the season and the demand skyrockets as people realise they should get it. The pharmacist who administered mine said she was dreading a turn in the weather, as they become swamped by the demand when it does.
 
In comparison, there were four cases of Ebola and one death in the US during the West African epidemic (2013-16), which led to nationwide panic.
 
I have a shit immune system but even with the flu shot I got the flu TWICE last year lol
Are you sure?
It's extremley unlikely to get real influenza twice a year. In fact, normally a person gets the (real) flu max 5 times in the entire lifetime.
Most of the time people suffer from a severe common cold and mistake it with the flu. So do most doctors
 
Actually, reading the NHS website I'm not seeing anything saying a relatively healthy guy in his mid 30s should get a shot. The emphasis is on kids, old people and the vulnerable health-wise...
 
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