Will you get a swine flu vaccination this Fall?

moshquerade

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Looks like it's going to be offered in the U.S. with school-age children, young adults with risky conditions such as asthma, pregnant women and health workers the first in line.

Will you get one if available?
 

coldmeat

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I haven't had any vaccination since they were mandatory in grade 9 or 10.
 

amdhunter

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Probably. I get the reg flu shot every year, if they plan to offer the swine flu vaccine, why not?
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: TheVrolok
If it is mandated for healthcare workers then yep.

have flu shots ever been mandated for health care workers? they are recommended, but i have never been forced to get one. (like i was the Hep B series)
 

Joemonkey

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nope, i hate to be "that guy that says that thing" but every time i've had a flu shot i've ended up feeling worse than i ever have had NOT getting one

no flu shots for me in the past ~8 years, haven't gotten the flu in any of those years either
 

AbAbber2k

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Originally posted by: Joemonkey
nope, i hate to be "that guy that says that thing" but every time i've had a flu shot i've ended up feeling worse than i ever have had NOT getting one

no flu shots for me in the past ~8 years, haven't gotten the flu in any of those years either

Flu shots force your immune system to respond as it would were you to get the flu, but without ACTUALLY being infected. The result is a variety of responses which are less than "comfortable" such as lack of energy, swollen lymph nodes, etc.

But flu shots don't make you sick with the flu.

That said, I never get flu shots. My immune system is probably the strongest its every been and as a result getting the flu shot for myself is more trouble than its worth. I've maybe got the flu twice in my life.

I totally support immunization for children and what not. But beyond the regular gamut of shots you get as a child, I'm not about to put something in my body that I don't need. And right now my immune system is plenty capable of fending off something as mundane as "swine flu".
 

TheVrolok

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: TheVrolok
If it is mandated for healthcare workers then yep.

have flu shots ever been mandated for health care workers? they are recommended, but i have never been forced to get one. (like i was the Hep B series)

True, mandated is incorrect. Simply recommended, but it seems that far and few between decline.
 

Scouzer

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not a chance

i don't get flu shots either, even though my work sponsors them for free
 

Queasy

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Kids, yes.

Me...my wife will likely harangue me to get one.
 

GeekDrew

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I probably will. I work in public areas (and sometimes containment areas) so I'd rather do what I can to be immunized against anything I'm remotely likely of catching.
 

WingZero94

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Yes. I have many small children around. Not to protect me as much as them. Plus I work in a Health Care Environment.
 

Muse

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I'll just get a flu shot like always. The swine flu they say is even less deadly than the typical seasonal flu, so why sweat it?
 

Baked

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Never had flu shot, and never got the flu. Not gonna get this pig flu shot. My immune system is flawless. According to the news, there are over one million people in the US infected with the swine flu. But how many people get the flu each year?
 

Muse

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Originally posted by: AbAbber2k
Originally posted by: Joemonkey
nope, i hate to be "that guy that says that thing" but every time i've had a flu shot i've ended up feeling worse than i ever have had NOT getting one

no flu shots for me in the past ~8 years, haven't gotten the flu in any of those years either

Flu shots force your immune system to respond as it would were you to get the flu, but without ACTUALLY being infected. The result is a variety of responses which are less than "comfortable" such as lack of energy, swollen lymph nodes, etc.

But flu shots don't make you sick with the flu.

That said, I never get flu shots. My immune system is probably the strongest its every been and as a result getting the flu shot for myself is more trouble than its worth. I've maybe got the flu twice in my life.

I totally support immunization for children and what not. But beyond the regular gamut of shots you get as a child, I'm not about to put something in my body that I don't need. And right now my immune system is plenty capable of fending off something as mundane as "swine flu".

Famous last words. Would you get a flue shot if a strain broke out like the 1918 Spanish Flue that killed 50 million?

I get a flu shot every year usually on October. I don't remember ever suffering a negative consequence of a flu shot. I may have, but I didn't notice a thing.
 

Baked

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Originally posted by: Muse
Famous last words. Would you get a flue shot if a strain broke out like the 1918 Spanish Flue that killed 50 million?

Right... and many people survived the black plaque too. For those with superior genes, they pass it onto their offspring and life goes on. All these prevention shot do is promote breeding of the weak and will doom the human race.