I think that was a question I have also askedJonaj.
I started having the flu shots last year for the first time -they say the "elderly" should have it and I thought even though I dont get flu, perhaps it is time to stop trusting luck! costs nothing.
I had a flu shot a few years ago, at the suggestion of my doctor because I am a chronic asthmatic. The year I had the shot, I had the worst flu ever! Maybe it was a co incidence but I'll never get another shot!
I am extremely happy this year as have not had a cold at all and this is unusual for me as generally get one and it goes to my chest and hangs on for a month or so..awful. I think I have been super vigilant this year, trying not to catch public transport much, have a ritual of washing my hands as soon as I get home from anywhere...will prob get a cold now ha ha!
I have not had the flu for many years now,at least 15 or so! I do have a vaccination each April ads my immune system is very poor. I hardly ever get colds either, though this year a shocking bug has hit the Tropics where I live,and I have actually had a blocked up style of head bug for the past 2 weeks! At least I did not get the flu which my poor neighbours across the road have had for the last 6 weeks! The husband has joked that it would have been super pleasant if his wife had lost her voice just as he did,but luck was not with him! Bless them both!!
I get at least one or two colds each year. I've never had a proper flu though thank goodness (and I've never had a flu vaccine!). My kids have just started daycare and have constant runny noses, but luckily they aren't passing these all on to me!
No. We don't tend to get colds or flu. If I start to feel a slightly scratchy throat, or people around me e.g. at work, are coughing & sneezing, I start to take garlic capsules and olive leaf extract to build up my immune system. We find it knocks any lurgy on the head before it gets bad.
I have been very lucky and trust this will continue.
Never had a flue shot and don't intend to after seeing a friend get one as a request from her employer and go down hard with the flue soon after.
I avoid public places like movies and trains. Wash hands often ect during the flue season.
I seem to be lucky and avoid most of the winter ills, but when I catch one it is a doozy. There has been a really bad strain around this year as several of my family and friends have been knocked off their feet, laid up in bed for weeks and a long slow recovery period! YUK, poor babies….
No, we hardly ever get a cold, but I have had an on/off cough for about 3 years now, which I'm seeing a specialist about, in 2 weeks time, so I hope they can fix it up. Sometimes my coughing is so bad, I have tears running down my cheeks! My husband reckons I'll die coughing. (Thanks!)
I get colds all the time. Certain people do seem to very lucky, and others not so much, even within the same family.
Thankfully I've never had the flu. I hear it makes you feel as sick as you've ever felt in your life.