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Old 07-18-2009, 09:18 AM
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guys, will u take your shot as soon as its available?
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:02 AM
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Depends if it becomes compulsory or not. If it isn't I see no need to take a shot for something I don't have.

I would wait and see if I develop symptoms first.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:20 AM
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my parents will ,cause they re old and fragile , i will eventually if the viral percent rises
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Never! My father got a flu vaccine about 5 years ago.(He's 76 now). Shortly after receiving the shot he came down with what seemed to be a case of the flu. He ended up in the hospital. The doctors couldn't get his blood pressure regulated, it kept falling into dangerously low levels and he nearly died. So the next year he decided not to get the shot. No problems. the next fall his Dr. talked him into getting vaccinated for the flu again. About 2 weeks after getting the flu shot he was back in the hospital staring death in the face again. He got chilled and couldn't regulate his body temperature. His BP dropped out again. He had all kinds of complications and the immunologist was called in from the Mayo Clinic and she did a full spectrum blood, spinal fluid, and serology workup and could find no source for his ailment. There was nothing to pin this illness down to except the commonality of the flu vaccine.

So, no. I won't be getting a flu vaccine anytime.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:59 AM
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I don't get vaccinate for the flu, because it's something I can safely ride out.

I will NOT be getting an H1N1 vaccine, though. It's untested, and has already killed a number of people. Should our government make it mandatory I will be leaving the country, in all seriousness. My uncle in Canada already made plans for my family to move up there back when there was talk of a mandatory Avian Flu vaccine.
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Depends if it becomes compulsory or not. If it isn't I see no need to take a shot for something I don't have.

I would wait and see if I develop symptoms first.
Perhaps you should do a little research into the term "vaccine". It's about avoiding getting desperately ill by harmelssly building up your immunity with a vaccine. It is of course up to you.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:49 PM
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Perhaps you should do a little research into the term "vaccine". It's about avoiding getting desperately ill by harmelssly building up your immunity with a vaccine. It is of course up to you.
Yes, I am in fact aware of that.

At this point I'm not subscribing to the media frenzy that is being developed over the situation. Swine flu does not make most people desperately ill unless existing medical conditions already exist. Nor is the current mortality rate exceptionally high in relation to number of infections (worldwide 429 deaths to 94500 infections per the chart at the bottom of the first attachement). It is not something to panic over at this time.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datab...u-flu-pandemic

However, I am, of course monitoring it's overall progress and will alter my view should it appear to become a more dangerous threat than at present.

But vaccines often come with their own complications - see

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...b-1751547.html

And this is why I don't get panicked about such things -

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion...n-1751582.html
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Im with you Kevin on this. it wasnt that long ago we were all going to die from bird flu.
The press and the media here in Britain are whipping the people into a frenzy with mixed messages. its counterproductive to say the least. just crack on as normal. theres not a lot you can if you are exposed to it anyway. for most it will be like having the flu anyway.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:27 PM
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That is the general feeling. Reports from most UK sufferers has been that they felt as if they had a regular dose of the flu, they took the medication and felt better in a few days.

Of course, there are always exceptions and when dealing with a strain that is obviously going to infect more people more publicly it becomes a bigger issue. But the fact is also that probably many more people are carrying the strain but just have not developed symptoms as yet.

If you already are one of them - well, bit late now.
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Once "they" sell the panic they can influence your actions. Thousands and thousands line up to get the flu vaccine, and most who get it won't need it. I wonder who is making all the money off of that idea.
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