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View Poll Results: Do you and your family get the flu vaccine?
Yes, we ALL do every year. 0 0%
Yes, I DO but my children do not. 0 0%
While my children do, I do not. 0 0%
No one in my family gets the vaccine. 8 100.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Do most of you get the vaccination? Some years I have, some years I have not. I have not had the children get it...do you have your children get it? Just curious as I watch Anderson Cooper!
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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I get a flu shot each year if it's convenient (sometimes they have people come into the office, other times I happen to be at a doctor's office in the fall and they offer it) but I don't think I've ever gone out of my way to go get the flu shot.

I'm wondering whether there will be a push this year to come up with a swine flu vaccine and whether they will rush through the normal approval process (which might not be a good thing!) ...
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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I don't get the flu because I don't weaken my immune system with a toxic shot!!
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:24 AM
 
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I don't get the flu because I don't weaken my immune system with a toxic shot!!
Not sure if you're joking or not but some people whose brains are still in the 1800s do not immunize their kids. So now we have whooping cough making a comeback.

Once and for all - there's no scientific evidence that immunizations cause autism. That idiot doctor in England who first proposed that (based on tiny sample of like 10 kids) has been thoroughly discredited.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I'm in healthcare and do direct patient care so yes, I get all types of vaccines. Including the flu shot.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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Because I am asthmatic, I get the flu shot every year, and when the swine flu shot was available, I also got that innoculation. While doctors have recognized the phenomenon for several years, most cannot explain why people who get the flu shot also seem to have fewer colds. I can tell you that I have not had a winter cold for the past two years, nor have I had any other infectious diseases, and I don't think that this is merely coincidental.

If this innoculation actually "weakened my immune system", I would experience MORE colds and other infections, rather than fewer.
So, I can tell you from personal experience that it DOES NOT weaken the immune system.

In any event, the flu shot is not "toxic", has proven to be beneficial to me, and I plan to continue to get this vaccine every year.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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I don't get the flu because I don't weaken my immune system with a toxic shot!!
You rely on those who do vaccinate themselves and their children (for much more than the flu), so you don't have to, while at the same time, you try to convince everyone who does vax, not to.

You're playing your little game to your own detriment. If you were smart, you'd shut your pie-hole, and let those who vax, vax. Only going keep your little un-vaxed commune that much safer.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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8 don't and none do so that's good, informed people who consult forums and alternative media know they're not necessary. I haven't got any kind of sickness not even a cold since 2004 and that was when I was in an Asian country,.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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8 don't and none do so that's good, informed people who consult forums and alternative media know they're not necessary. I haven't got any kind of sickness not even a cold since 2004 and that was when I was in an Asian country,.
Huh?

Alternative forums and alternative media.... just a bunch of uniformed morons spouting off while trying to justify their inane ideas...while always tending to sell some "alternative" method to "protect".

I've been on those forums and know the nut jobs who take the bait hook, line and sinker....a squirt of breast milk in the ear of a child who has an ear infection clears it up, it takes two weeks! Um, most ear infections, if not treated, will clear up on their own, in two weeks....it's up to the uninformed parent squirting breast milk into their kids ear to let the child live with the pain or not...and then deal with the child who is partially deaf in the ear. The nut jobs who confuse antibodies in breast milk with antibiotics - only one example of "alternative". I've got a cache.

Are you willing to take that alternative and non -proven, uniformed information, and spend some time living in a country where vax-preventable diseases still run rampant? Without being vaxed against what's infecting and killing those who live in said country and are not vaxed against?

Do you really thing that the "help" sent/volunteered over to these 3rd world countries aren't vaxed against what they get sent to these countries to vax the indigenous population against?


You are welcome that I vax my children, and I'm sure everyone else who vax's their kids feels the same. You're welcome. Now take some time to understand where you'd be, exactly, if the majority of the folks who live in your state, let alone country, didn't vax their kids. I'm sure those "alternative" sites have those stats readily available.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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I get the flu vax every year at work. My wife gets hers in town at a county sponsored event or from her doctor. All three kids get the shot each year.
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