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Old 10-17-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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In our local paper this past Sunday there was an article on flu shots.
4 times more seniors over 65 have been getting the flu shot than 30 years ago.
BUT...the death rate and hospitalization rate is still the same as it was 30 years ago.

something to think about.

My husband is 50, never had the flu shot and never had the flu.

Last year I had the flu shot and came down with the flu...I was given Tamiflu and it worked like a charm. I was very impressed on how well it worked.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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I saw a special on them giving it to kids...They didnt like it but they didnt seem to mind. FYI sometimes the shots have live ones in it and you actually get the flu.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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my 2 y/o just got the flu mist yesterday. so nice not to have to deal w/ needles for once. he didn't show any adverse affects, but never has with other shots. my DH are AF vets and were required to get numerous immunizations. both of us haven't come down w/ the flu because of the shot and when i hear about folks (and it's just a few) who do, i have to wonder was it really the shot or is it something else? but that's just me thinking aloud.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: chicagoland
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Because of these findings, the CDC now recommends that women who will be pregnant during the flu season get the flu shot (3). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) concurs with this recommendation (4). Check your calendar. If your pregnancy overlaps with the flu season (usually late November through March), you should get a flu shot. This is especially the case if you’ll be in the second or third trimester (past 13 weeks) during the flu season.
God help the pregnant women.

My doctors say they would NEVER administer a flu shot to a pregnant woman.

Less than 10% of women polled (I can't remember how many asked, like 1200) said they would NOT get this flu shot while pregnant.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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God help the pregnant women.

My doctors say they would NEVER administer a flu shot to a pregnant woman.

Less than 10% of women polled (I can't remember how many asked, like 1200) said they would NOT get this flu shot while pregnant.
Your "doctors" are chiropractors Mod cut: not necessaryin a nursing home...exactly how many pregnant women are they coming in contact with??

Why would anyone see a chiropractor regarding vaccines??

I seriously doubt you "polled" 1200 women, but it is encouraging that 90% of them would get the flu shot
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: chicagoland
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Your "doctors" are chiropractors Mod cut: not necessaryin a nursing home...exactly how many pregnant women are they coming in contact with??

Why would anyone see a chiropractor regarding vaccines??

I seriously doubt you "polled" 1200 women, but it is encouraging that 90% of them would get the flu shot

Mod cut: personal attack. Unfortunite because it affects the way people view all of your posts.

My brother is a Chiro DOCTOR, I have a chiro for me and my daughter who is a DOCTOR and I have two friends who are chiros and are doctors as well.

Those are not the ones I speak of. I work mainly in a nursing home but I work with doctors at Stroger Hospital. I am training there actually. A few of the doctors who come to the nursing home also work with pregnant women.

I was referring to a poll I read. The poll was in a Chicago Paper.

I did find this article. It doesn't support the "less than 10%" for Chicago but it says 6% say they would definitely have it and 48% said no..

Half of all pregnant women will refuse swine flu jab, poll reveals | Society | guardian.co.uk

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Old 09-19-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Does the mist carry all of the bad chemicals (mercury, etc) found in the flu shot?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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Does the mist carry all of the bad chemicals (mercury, etc) found in the flu shot?
Flumist does not contain thimerosal
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Definitely no worries about passing along the virus to someone else. Flumist has been formulated so that it can't replicate in your nose and won't give you the flu. Also, it can not be passed on to others. I have spoken with an infectious disease doctor who works at St. Jude's hospital for children with cancer - they give it to their employees there because it is more effective and can't be passed to their high-risk patients.

I would definitely recommend Flumist!

According to my Doctor, it can't cause you to get the flu, but it can contribute to making you sick because it can decrease your immune abilities temporarily while your body responds to the live virus. They (The military) make us get the flu mist unless we are sick, pregnant, or have immunsupressed family...in those cases we get the shot. I HATE HATE HATE HATE the flu mist. It is so nasty. You suck it up your nose, and it runs down your throat into your mouth...and yes, you can taste it. I have had it three years in a row and want to vomit all day.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Flumist does contain MSG as and ingredient, so if you are allergic or sensitive to MSG(monosodiumglutamate) I would not recommend it.
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