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#12576594 - 01/13/18 09:23 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: elcoyote, esq.]
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Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
I donít know what the Air Force gave me, but on day 1 of boot camp they lined us up and had a bunch of guys with the air gun immunization guns. Had us walk down the line and each of them gave us a shot in the arm. I still have 3 raised bumps in a triangle shape on my arm from that. 23 years ago now. I canít recall having the flu since then, so it mustíve worked.

In the Army, they used to take a rusty nail, dip it in a bucket of vaccine and jab you in the neck

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#12576597 - 01/13/18 09:28 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: Scagnetti]
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Originally Posted By: Scagnetti
Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
I donít know what the Air Force gave me, but on day 1 of boot camp they lined us up and had a bunch of guys with the air gun immunization guns. Had us walk down the line and each of them gave us a shot in the arm. I still have 3 raised bumps in a triangle shape on my arm from that. 23 years ago now. I canít recall having the flu since then, so it mustíve worked.

In the Army, they used to take a rusty nail, dip it in a bucket of vaccine and jab you in the neck

Hardcore


The Air Force let us go to the chow hall, eat the made to order omelette of our choice, and fill out a complaint form, which got our drill instructor demoted for our troubles.
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#12576623 - 01/13/18 09:42 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: elcoyote, esq.]
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Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
Originally Posted By: Scagnetti
Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
I donít know what the Air Force gave me, but on day 1 of boot camp they lined us up and had a bunch of guys with the air gun immunization guns. Had us walk down the line and each of them gave us a shot in the arm. I still have 3 raised bumps in a triangle shape on my arm from that. 23 years ago now. I canít recall having the flu since then, so it mustíve worked.

In the Army, they used to take a rusty nail, dip it in a bucket of vaccine and jab you in the neck

Hardcore


The Air Force let us go to the chow hall, eat the made to order omelette of our choice, and fill out a complaint form, which got our drill instructor demoted for our troubles.

You guys didnít have it easy and but never whined about it like the Marines wink
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#12576653 - 01/13/18 10:06 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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If I had a dollar for every time I heard a marine whining about something, I could buy about 106 bitcoin. And some jewels from Craigslist.
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#12576658 - 01/13/18 10:12 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: grandpa75672]
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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Had one flu shot, got the flu, never had another, or gotten the flu again

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One more time. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot it is a dead virus. You may get a localized reaction to,the preservatives which can easily be treated with Advil etc. Every epidemiologists world wide are prompting people particularly those over 65 and those under 6. This is particularly is critical if one has underlying medical conditions. Itís fine if one donít care about their own health but at least do it for those that may expose to the virus. Rant over.

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#12576663 - 01/13/18 10:16 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: TR176]
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Originally Posted By: TR176
Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Had one flu shot, got the flu, never had another, or gotten the flu again

coach argue violin
One more time. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot it is a dead virus. You may get a localized reaction to,the preservatives which can easily be treated with Advil etc. Every epidemiologists world wide are prompting people particularly those over 65 and those under 6. This is particularly is critical if one has underlying medical conditions. Itís fine if one donít care about their own health but at least do it for those that may expose to the virus. Rant over.


The ONE person on the OT that I KNOW needs to make sure they get the flu shot is you Grandpa.
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#12576667 - 01/13/18 10:18 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: Jpurdue]
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I'm about as big a advocate for vaccines as they come, but I normally don't get the flu shot. On even the best years they are usually only about 60% effective. I've gotten the shot about a dozen times. 100% of those times I've felt like [censored] for 2-3 days after. It's true thousands of people die annually from the flu, but virtually all of those are very young, very old, or have some other major medical issue. I'd encourage everyone to get it, but personally... I'll take my chances.


This is pretty much where Iím at. Only flu shot I got was when my sister in law required it and other vaccines before meeting my niece when she was born.

I canít remember ever getting the flu and I donít see the need to get one. This might change in the future.
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#12576702 - 01/13/18 10:43 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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I got a flu shot once, and became very ill right after.

I asked John, my ER doctor buddy, mid 50s, very experienced great doctor, all about it.

He said, "Joe, clearly you got all the flu-like symptoms, bad throat, fever, coughs, congestion and so on, but you didn't actually get the flu. The flu-shot doesn't really give you the flu. Your symptoms just felt like it."

Then he went on a bit more to describe the flu.

After listening to him, and I do respect him very much as a doctor, I thought to myself, "What's the point of getting a shot? It still feels and ACTS just like the flu!"

...bottom line, we all decide for ourselves. I cannot imagine working somewhere where it's forced.

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#12576767 - 01/13/18 11:31 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Seems to me the rise in flu cases is parallel to rise in flu shots.

I got the shot once in '82 and I had to take off work for 3-4 days and was as sick as I can ever remember, even to this day. Have not had one since.

If I get sick, I just get sick.
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#12576772 - 01/13/18 11:35 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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You don't get the flu by getting the flu shot. The shot protects against certain strains, but not all strains, of the flu. Even if you do wind up getting a strain of the flu that the shot does not protect against, the effects of that flu will still be lessened by having had the shot.

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#12576780 - 01/13/18 11:44 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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I evidently don't get the flu by NOT getting the flu shot either.
Until that time in '82, I never got the flu either.
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#12576786 - 01/13/18 11:50 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: grandpa75672]
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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Had one flu shot, got the flu, never had another, or gotten the flu again
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#12576853 - 01/13/18 01:04 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I'm about as big a advocate for vaccines as they come, but I normally don't get the flu shot. On even the best years they are usually only about 60% effective. I've gotten the shot about a dozen times. 100% of those times I've felt like [censored] for 2-3 days after. It's true thousands of people die annually from the flu, but virtually all of those are very young, very old, or have some other major medical issue. I'd encourage everyone to get it, but personally... I'll take my chances.


This is pretty much where Iím at. Only flu shot I got was when my sister in law required it and other vaccines before meeting my niece when she was born.



What other vaccines did your SIL make you get?
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#12576864 - 01/13/18 01:10 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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If you carry a state nursing license the flu shot is mandatory.
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#12576958 - 01/13/18 02:29 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: TR176]
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Originally Posted By: TR176
Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Had one flu shot, got the flu, never had another, or gotten the flu again

coach argue violin
One more time. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot it is a dead virus. You may get a localized reaction to,the preservatives which can easily be treated with Advil etc. Every epidemiologists world wide are prompting people particularly those over 65 and those under 6. This is particularly is critical if one has underlying medical conditions. Itís fine if one donít care about their own health but at least do it for those that may expose to the virus. Rant over.


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