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Old 10-29-2015, 07:55 AM   #29
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Like a few of the other posters, I had the "real" flu about 15-18 years ago. I have never been so sick in my life! High fevers, body aches, even my hair hurt. I was in bed for 5 days, and it took a month until I really felt good. Whenever the opportunity for a flu shot comes along, all I have to do is remember that dreadful time and dutifully head off to my doctor. I got mine 2 weeks ago.

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:57 AM   #30
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I just keep aluminum foil in my cap to keep the drones from finding out what I am doing..
I got my flu shot last week.. no evidence of a chip yet.

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Old 10-29-2015, 08:11 AM   #31
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I always thought every year that I caught the flu a couple of times a year,two years ago I spent a week in the hospital with it.I sure know what it is now.I get my shot every year.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:52 AM   #32
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In the 1900,s influenza was the number one killer in the world. Some will say but...blah blah..."the virus" is still a killer. The older one becomes the lower your immune system. Why place your health in jeopardy when their is an alternative to keep you alive? The serum protects much more than two or three strains of the virus the number is approximately forty to fifty percent.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:45 AM   #33
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The DW is a nurse. We have gotten them every year for years. There is no absolute guarantee that a flu shot will prevent you from getting the flu but the stats say your chances will be much, much less. And if you do get the flu it will probably be less severe. Much of that depends on your general health as well.

Some individuals may exhibit minor flu like symptoms after a shot but maybe they were exposed and were about to come down with the flu anyway? Having a few slight symptoms is NOT a good reason to refuse the flu shot. They do work but are not perfect.

There have been a few diseases like chicken Pox and measles that have been all but eradicated. So people in their infinite wisdom have decided that kids don't need those immunizations and sure enough we are seeing a resurgence of these diseases.

Just had a good friend (74) came within an inch of dying from ARDS (adult respiratory distress syndrome). He was on a vent for 4 weeks. He had a cold, cut the grass passed out in the living room and was found 10 hours later all but dead.

Life is about choices and it is up to you. Sometimes common sense and reason tells one it's best to error on the side of caution. Be smart, get the flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccine. You've got nothing to loose except your life.

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Old 10-30-2015, 06:59 AM   #34
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Tetanus Shot too!

They say its very important to keep your Tetanus shot up to date also, every 10 years! No matter what age you are!

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Old 10-30-2015, 07:00 AM   #35
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Not a chance. This is how the government puts tracking chips in people. They are then able to see every letter you type on your computer and every word you say. Don't do it!!!!!

Seriously, no.
LMAO. I just don't understand why I was so compelled to type a response. It is as if I "HAD" to do it. So weird.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:32 AM   #36
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Flu Vaccine yesterday. (Actually read the paperwork-)
Those multi-syllabic (mull TEE Sill AB ick) words must be difficult for recent high school and college grads, especially when pictures are not available.

Under "Patient Education" is actually this line for "Generic Name."

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Old 10-30-2015, 08:45 AM   #37
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Dont bother. All hype, little return
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:57 AM   #38
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Most people that have been severely bitten, take the shot. People with chronic pulmanary issues get to go to the front of the line in years of vaccine shortages.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:06 AM   #39
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I work at a hospital and either we get the shot or we have to wear a mask all through the flu season. Very few people refuse the shot more then once.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:22 AM   #40
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Why not get the shot? You cannot get the flu from the shot regardless of what your cousins' brother-in-law's friend says!!!!!!!!

For me it's a part of my health plan so the cost is hidden it there somewhere. It doesn't hurt going in, you may have a tender arm for a day or two - I didn't, my DW did. A week later got the latest pneumonia shot, Prevnar 13 - also covered by my health plan. This one did hurt a wee bit going in and I had some ache in my arm for a day.

Next there is that shingles shot which for me is akin to closing the door after the horse has wandered out. Gotta say that I NEVER want shingles again, therefore I got that plan covered shot. I wish that there was a Lyme disease shot as I tend to wander in the woods and am getting fed up with taking doxycycline pills after peeling a tick off

Oh, and our pups - both have had their rabies and Lyme disease (both have had deer ticks on them this year) and whatever else is required by NY State.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #41
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Every year..they are free..

We now have diseases coming that we thought were gone because folks are skipping them...

No downside, all upside..
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:15 AM   #42
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Not getting one:

I work in a hospital and am allergic to sulfa and other things) and have numerous drugs that I respond to differently than most people do. Benadryl is like speed to me. Morphine same response, rash, itching.

Got the flu shot twice. Thought I was gonna die and wanted to. Second reaction was far worse than first one. Our hospital is enforcing (next year) that you have to have it. I will retire then most likely if they force the issue.

I can't take the chance. TB test left me with a huge lump on my arm and a red swollen entire forearm. I was on steroids for 8 weeks. Some people have reactions that just make it to big a risk.

I have never had the flu other when I got the two vaccines.

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