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#46 Growled

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:25

For once I agree with you HawkMan. I really see no need to get a flu shot.




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Posted 27 October 2013 - 19:41

£10 Superdrug Pharmacy. Having had flu, worth every penny.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 19:47

I could have the jab free, but I know more people who said they got sick after getting it than those who felt it had been beneficial. I've had the flu and it sucks, but I've only had it maybe two or three times in my entire life. I exercise and generally eat healthy and take care of myself. Vaccines are pretty unnatural. I'll just deal with the occasional illness and not risk anything funky going on. Save the jabs for the really serious things.

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#49 majortom1981

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 19:52

keep in mind the flu shot is an educated guess as too which flu virus they think will be the most common. So you can get the flu shot and still get the flu depending on which flu virus you get.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:10

Had a flu bout years ago. Wasn't fun.

 

Flu shots are free for all city residents, so why the heck not.



#51 Lord Method Man

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:19

Employer offers flu shots for free, I never get one.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:26

I feel weird it being completely free in Canada...

#53 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:31

I could get it free through my employer, but I don't really care to have the virus injected into me.  Maybe I'll start getting the shot if I ever catch the flu.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:35

I've almost never had a flu shot in the last few years. I almost never get sick, so I guess that's why. And When I do get sick, it's like a mild cold with light symptoms for like 3 days max. Guess i'm lucky.

 

I am the same way. I always get the flu when I get a flu shot. when I don't get one, I don't get sick in the season. To be honest, it doesn't matter anyways because the seasonal strain is always always different from the inoculation. Maybe people behave a little more recklessly because they think they are immune; e.g. washing hands, etc. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 00:36

Skipping vaccinations for any major illness only does one thing. It helps generate increased revenue for funeral homes, undertakers, cemeteries and coffin makers.

 

The good news is, they make coffins in all shapes and sizes and funeral homes are very accommodating. So if you want that Doctor Who themed wake, it's a good idea to plan before you get sick.



#56 HawkMan

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:55

Skipping vaccinations for any major illness only does one thing. It helps generate increased revenue for funeral homes, undertakers, cemeteries and coffin makers.

 

The good news is, they make coffins in all shapes and sizes and funeral homes are very accommodating. So if you want that Doctor Who themed wake, it's a good idea to plan before you get sick.

 

Again, not when it comes to the flu.

 

the flu has no flock immunization, and the flu shot doesn't protect against this years flu strains, it MIGHT protect against some of them. (at best 3 as that's how many is in the shot, but those are picked on a best guess from last year, and aren't the actual flu strains that will hit this year) 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:37

Again, not when it comes to the flu.

 

the flu has no flock immunization, and the flu shot doesn't protect against this years flu strains, it MIGHT protect against some of them. (at best 3 as that's how many is in the shot, but those are picked on a best guess from last year, and aren't the actual flu strains that will hit this year

 

You keep claiming that, but I've not seen you post any proof of that.

 

The flu shot contains the most likely strains that will be prevalent THIS season. There's no guarantee that they'd have guessed the right strains (it's not just a pick randomly from a hat you know, it's an estimation based on LOTS of factors), but there's absolutely no surety that they got it wrong either.

 

Please, either prove your claim, or stop making it.  You could be putting someone off the shot that it might actually save.



#58 HawkMan

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:33

You keep claiming that, but I've not seen you post any proof of that.

 

The flu shot contains the most likely strains that will be prevalent THIS season. There's no guarantee that they'd have guessed the right strains (it's not just a pick randomly from a hat you know, it's an estimation based on LOTS of factors), but there's absolutely no surety that they got it wrong either.

 

Please, either prove your claim, or stop making it.  You could be putting someone off the shot that it might actually save.

 

This is different from what I said how ?

 

the flu sot this year has 3 strains. based on last years strains. they are as you said (likely) guesswork. and more so, there's always more than three flu strains. 

 

As for putting someone off the shot it could save, the only people who need it are the old and/or weak. they should get it anyway for the limited

protection it gives. 

 

Also how would I need to prove that particular claim you bolded. the flu mutates, the strain that will hit this year doesn't EXIST YET, unless the scientists are either time travellers or are making the flu themselves. The strain in the flu shot isn't the one that will hit this year, but hopefully close enough constructed by them to be similar enough to this years new strains to work. 



#59 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:59

Yes it mutates, but that doesn't mean it will be this years prevalent strain. Your facts are nothing but guesswork, and far less educated than the guesswork the people creating the flu shots work on.



#60 HawkMan

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:23

you're missing the point, this years strain doesn't EXIST when they make the flu shot. they create a new strain in the lab by guesstimating how it mutates. 

 

either way, no healthy person needs the flu shot. giving the flu shot to healthy people doesn't reduce the flu spread. Look at the swine flu, interestingly a flu that turned out to e far less dangerous than that years regular winter flu strain...