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Are you going to get the Flu Shot? (h1n1)

Yes
4 (25%)
No
12 (75%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: October 14, 2009, 01:05:35 PM

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Offline brycemus

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« on: October 07, 2009, 01:05:35 PM »
Are you going to get one ???
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 01:29:00 PM »
Nada
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 02:27:01 PM »
I responded no as well.  Wondering the reasons for all.  Mine is that I simply don't feel the need to get it.  I rarely get sick and when I do, it doesn't last long.  My wife always gets the vacinations and will again I am sure.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 03:01:15 PM »
I stoped getting the regular one 7 years ago and have been Flu free, but when I got the shot I always got the Flu.

I also believe in natural things meaning if it kills me well then maybe that was meant to be.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 03:10:56 PM »
I don't trust the science behind it.  I'm a healthy individual in general.  I see no reason to expose myself to a vaccine that in the past (flu shots in general) to drastically protect those taking them.  And I'm also opposed to it because the government is damn near ordering people to.

I don't see a reason for people with uncompromised immune systems to protect against something that bedrest, hydration, and aspirin can defeat.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 04:15:36 PM »
The government is no where near ordering people to bryce.  I work for the government and there is no pressure whatsoever to get one.  Gosh you right wingers really are going off the deepend.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 04:51:53 PM »
Actually you could say that the govt. is forcing the immunizations, as kids are not able to go to school without them.
Imagine the good that could be done, if people were less worried about their differences, and more worried about doing good for everyone.

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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 04:57:09 PM »
Quote from: "AKIN"
Actually you could say that the govt. is forcing the immunizations, as kids are not able to go to school without them.

Anyone 23 years and younger should get them.  They are most at danger from the flu.  I am making both my boys get them.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 05:05:00 PM »
Quote from: "coachsparky"
The government is no where near ordering people to bryce.  I work for the government and there is no pressure whatsoever to get one.  Gosh you right wingers really are going off the deepend.

I misspoke about the word "order" ... they are strongly encouraging...as can be seen by Sibelius' remarks.

and if I'm a right winger because I don't think the government should be saying I need a shot that I Don't need then for once you're actually right in your assumption.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 12:23:49 AM »
Quote from: "coachsparky"
Quote from: "AKIN"
Actually you could say that the govt. is forcing the immunizations, as kids are not able to go to school without them.

Anyone 23 years and younger should get them.  They are most at danger from the flu.  I am making both my boys get them.

Pretty sure its the elderly that have the most to worry about the flu...

I'm pretty sure I've already had H1N1 so not much of a worry for me.  I get a regular flu shot from time to time when my mom talks me into it (she works in public health) but I dont think I've ever had the regular flu

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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 12:48:06 AM »
Never had a flu shot and won't likely get this one either. I have a Dr. friend who has recommended avoiding it.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009, 01:22:53 AM »
I was too young to remember my last flu shot.  I tend to think that I'm strong enough to take on any flu.  I voted no simply because I don't think it's necessary.

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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2009, 02:51:34 AM »
No, don't see the point, have not been sick in years.

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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 07:37:46 AM »
Two of my Daughters friends had the shot when the initial over the top panic started and guess what?

In the past 8 weeks both have had that flu (so their parents claim). Also note neither died,

The people dieing have pre-existing medical condistions from what I have read.
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Re: the Flu Shot
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 11:12:39 PM »
Blown out of porportion.  Kind of like global warming.  The regular flu shot is very bad for you (gov says it is safe and good) and now gov says swine flu shot is safe and good for you too.  LOOK OUT!!!  

PS - I haven't had the flu in 40 years.  Zero flu shots.
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