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Old 10-31-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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I received the nasal spray vaccine for the regular flu at my job(we are a center for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill). Our medical director initially advised against administering the h1ni vaccine (rumor was he thought it was dangerous) but then all of a sudden it is being offered tho not mandatory

I have not had a severe case of the flu since 1983 and much less serious cases in 1993 and 1994. Nothing since then other than 12-18 hours viruses of nausea, fever of 101, chills, headache, jointache, and it goes away in 12-18 hours around the holiday season usually in late Dec or early Jan

I just started working out 6 days per week burning 400 cals per day and i am trying to eat less

So do you think i really need the h1n1 vaccine?

is it as contagious as the norovirus (which i picked up in 05 but was pretty brief )?

Is it possible there are people like myself who will not get the swine flu and I will just keep getting my brief viruses aroubd hoilday times?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh, please! It's the flu! You've had that before, haven't you?

Don't let the fear merchants herd you over the cliff with the rest of the lemmings.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Pa
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The question is how old are you? Are you in good health..can you afford to lose out on work? I personally don't want it.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Default i'm 47

in good health (on bp meds, lasix and potassium but they have nothing to do with the flu) and rarely get sick other than that 12-18 hour virus i get around the holidays(nausea, lo grade fever, headache, sore throat)

i was told i didn't need the flu shot years ago

our boss would prefer we get the vaccine because if i'm out it makes everyone else's life harder but he can't force us to get it. i have plenty of sick time

if i get sick he can always try to make me feel guilty for not getting the shot
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