Friday, January 25, 2013 10:44:42 PM
I got a flu shot this year and in spite of being around a lot of people sick with the flu, I have not gotten sick ( knock on wood).. My husband however has gotten sick from the flu this year and he did not get his flu shot..I am a healthcare worker and it is a good idea for people like me who work in healthcare to get one. I would rather be safe than sorry. I also recieved it while I was still pregnant *gasp* so that my child could get some of the immunities from it..I'm also very big on good hand washing. I`m thankful for the flu shot I recieved this year, too many scary stories from people with children I know that did not take the flu vaccine.. They all ended up in the e.r. or worse in the hospital..
Friday, January 25, 2013 8:34:30 AM
I never get the flu shot anymore. I've gotten the flu once in the past 5 years... about the same rate that I`d expect to get the flu with the shot. Besides, the flu shot is no guarantee. The flu virus evolves every year, which is why not only does a simple dose of Vit C not work for the flu as it would have many years ago, but new flu shots come out each year. Furthermore, it`s just a shot in the dark. Out of two or three real possible viruses that cause the yearly flu, they only chose the `most likely` one that you`ll have, and that`s the one they create immunities for. So Coyote I`m not sure about your percentages, but you`ve got the right idea. Not to mention all the sugarwater and saline that companies have been caught giving people. You gotta ask yourself, if the shots are for free, then what`s their other motive for getting this stuff in your body? What`s in it? And twinkle, I totally agree on your point too.