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#12576322 - 01/12/18 10:39 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Registered: 04/10/11
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Loc: Ballinger
I Got a flu shot and it ruined me for 3 days
May as well have the flu. I take care of myself and never get sick.

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#12576326 - 01/12/18 10:46 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Had one flu shot, got the flu, never had another, or gotten the flu again
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#12576356 - 01/12/18 11:40 PM Re: Flu shots [Re: a777pilot]
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Registered: 01/11/12
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Originally Posted By: a777pilot
It is estimated that up to 35,000 die a year from the flu. It makes no sense at all not to get the yearly flu shot.


I’m with you. I’ve had the shot every year the last 13 years. I got the flu once, at Christmas, I felt bad one day and it was gone after 3 days. People are different and have different immune systems. “As for me and mine, we get the shot.” If you don’t get the shot and never get the flu, then by gawd, good for you.
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#12576360 - 01/13/18 12:03 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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I've gotten the flu shot for the past 10 years or more and no flue. Once or twice it has gotten me down for a day, but that's it.
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#12576364 - 01/13/18 01:14 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
kjwolvy Offline
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Have had the flu twice in 50 years. I'd rather take my chances then guaranteed to miss a couple days work because of a shot.

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#12576371 - 01/13/18 03:04 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: daman
As a kid in the late 70s and 80s where was the flu shots..why we need them now ..


Remember the Swine Flu outbreak in the 70's?

They started giving mass flu shots out, and then a number of people started having Guillain–Barre syndrome, basically makes you paralyzed.

I never wanted a flu shot after that.

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#12576376 - 01/13/18 03:25 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Loc: Cherokee County
I believe everyone except me should get the shot.
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#12576401 - 01/13/18 05:54 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: kjwolvy]
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Registered: 10/25/06
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Loc: White Settlement, TX.
Originally Posted By: kjwolvy
Have had the flu twice in 50 years. I'd rather take my chances then guaranteed to miss a couple days work because of a shot.


They don't use a live virus anymore.
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#12576474 - 01/13/18 07:59 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
Bonehead1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/15
Posts: 136
to me its just plain nuts not to get a flue shot or any other available and affordable vaccine for that matter.

Wish they drop the age requirements on the shingles vaccine so younger folk could get it. My wife has already had a case of shingles in her 40's and it was definitely not a fun experience....

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#12576482 - 01/13/18 08:07 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: Davedave]
JCG57 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 1485
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Davedave
I don’t understand your point. Are you saying it’s not a good idea to have medical advances?

Check out this link.

http://www.history.com/topics/1918-flu-pandemic


I recently learned that my grandfather died of the flu in 1918 at the age of 31, five months before my father was born. I think that the story of that pandemic has been lost to many because it occurred at roughly the same time as WW I, but it took more lives than the war.

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#12576527 - 01/13/18 08:43 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Registered: 10/06/13
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Loc: Texas
I get one every year!! Since the last time I got the flu and didn't know it breakdance
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#12576541 - 01/13/18 08:51 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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I don’t 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 can’t recall having the flu since then, so it must’ve worked.
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#12576554 - 01/13/18 08:56 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: elcoyote, esq.]
Westside. Online   content
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Registered: 03/10/11
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Loc: Westside
Originally Posted By: elcoyote, esq.
I don’t 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 can’t recall having the flu since then, so it must’ve worked.


sounds good to me thumb
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#12576560 - 01/13/18 09:01 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 2587
Loc: NW Houston
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.
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#12576569 - 01/13/18 09:07 AM Re: Flu shots [Re: daman]
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Registered: 05/30/02
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Loc: Rowlett,Liquor City,Texas
People get "colds" all the time still today. Many that I work with are coughing, hacking and sneezing. But because society today looks down upon someone with a cold because it could be contagious, the people with colds will say, "These damn allergies". Allergies, Upper Respiratory Infection, Cold, Flu, no one knows. Some mild cases of the "flu" may be mistaken as a cold or allergies. My daughter had some allergy symptoms, went to the doc, they tested for the flu and said "You have the flu". No other symptoms, just congestion, runny nose, etc. I always considered the flu to be when you get knocked down. I mean headache, puking, shixting, couging,hacking etc. Some folks with the flu like to say "I'm feeling "Puny" today. Puny, WTH is that, puny? Puny is when your skinnyg and weak. In summary, I do get the flu shot,but they say there is a 33% chance it will work. I've probably had the flu "allergies" 20 times. Who knows.
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