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Pro-8250 11-09-2017 10:54 AM

Who gets a flu shot every year? And, are you required to?
 
The one and only time I had a flu shot, Carter was our President. I have had the flu two times in my life. And that was a stomach flu which lasted about 12 hours. Both times I was under 25 years old.
So I am just curious as to how many of you get a shot. And do you think it works for you?
Here in MN and elsewhere, Essentia Health is requiring all of their employees and vendors to get the flu vaccine or they will be terminated. Some restrictions do apply. Boy has this started a fire storm. WOW! :)

NorthMNSledder 11-09-2017 11:03 AM

I never got it and would only get minor sick from the flu if at all.

3 years ago my wife's family thought it was crazy that I didn't get one with all of the new little kids in the family and I figured instead of fight them I would get one for the first time since I was like 10. Got the flu worse that year then any other time in my life. Ended up in the hospital for two days from it. I have never been that sick in my life it was crazy.

Now I'm sure that entire thing could have just been a coincidence but it was not a risk I was willing to try again. I didn't get the flu shot the last two years and have not had the flu since.

I can't imagine having it be mandatory for a job. Not sure how I would deal with that.

Idcatman3 11-09-2017 11:09 AM

"stomach flu" isn't influenza. Influenza very rarely causes nausea. I never got the flue shot through college and for a number of years after. I have started getting it recently, because the insurance I get through work encourages it, and gives a discount on premiums if you get it.

It's not 100% effective, but it's not harmful. I get them for my kids as well. The part about it being mandatory I don't like. One of the perils of health insurance being tied so closely to employment.

https://medlineplus.gov/flu.html

bryceraisanen 11-09-2017 11:17 AM

Not me. Not now, not ever! Have had full blown influenza twice, and it sucks! But not as bad as some of the "rare" side effects imo.

A lot of studies say the placebo effect is good for around 40% of people. Is the flu shot even that good?

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Idcatman3 11-09-2017 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by bryceraisanen (Post 4099255)
Not me. Not now, not ever! Have had full blown influenza twice, and it sucks! But not as bad as some of the "rare" side effects imo.

A lot of studies say the placebo effect is good for around 40% of people. Is the flu shot even that good?

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Flu vaccine effectiveness varies from year to year, as the influenza virus mutates rapidly, and the cdc has to estimate which strains will be prevalent.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professional...ss-studies.htm

if the rare side effect you're concerned about is Guillain-Barré syndrome, you might want to know that it's a side effect of getting the flu as well. And a more common side effect of the flu than of the flu vaccine.

Mafesto 11-09-2017 12:38 PM

The government "microchips" you when you get a flu shot.

Wheel House Motorsports 11-09-2017 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mafesto (Post 4099286)
The government "microchips" you when you get a flu shot.

hows the fishing. lol

I haven't had the flu shot since I was a little kid.

Pro-8250 11-09-2017 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Idcatman3 (Post 4099247)
"stomach flu" isn't influenza. Influenza very rarely causes nausea. I never got the flue shot through college and for a number of years after. I have started getting it recently, because the insurance I get through work encourages it, and gives a discount on premiums if you get it.

It's not 100% effective, but it's not harmful. I get them for my kids as well. The part about it being mandatory I don't like. One of the perils of health insurance being tied so closely to employment.

https://medlineplus.gov/flu.html

I didn't know that. I thought the flu was the flu. Some of the reading I have done in the past suggest that it is impossible to get the flu from the vaccine. I don't know either way myself.
I learned a few other things from my wife and daughter this morning so I googled their concerns. $.02

Do vaccines have mercury in them?
It is used as a preservative for flu vaccines in multi-dose vials, to keep the vaccine free from contamination. Thimerosal is also used during the manufacturing process for some vaccines to prevent the growth of microbes. ... Thimerosal is a compound that contains mercury.

Is there formaldehyde in the flu shot?
Formaldehyde is used in safely small amounts in several flu vaccines (Fluarix, FluLaval, Agriflu and Fluzone) to inactivate the virus so it cannot cause disease. It is not in other influenza vaccines (Afluria, FluMist and Fluvirin). ... (Meanwhile, a single dried shiitake mushroom contains 100-406 mg/kg of formaldehyde.)

Jean-Luc Picard 11-10-2017 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Mafesto (Post 4099286)
The government "microchips" you when you get a flu shot.

Hey, You never know...:spider:

Jean-Luc Picard 11-10-2017 11:39 AM

Pharmaceutical companies
 
My wife has not been to a real doctor in years. Probably since we had our last kid. I had the full blown flu once & the drugs they put me on knocked me out as much as the flu did.

Once in 38 years. I had to get a flu shot once when I was working in the medical field in my 20's.

I'm fairly certain the whole vaccination thing is pushed by the pharmeceutical companies who manufacture them. I haven't watched network TV in years & had forgotten how much advertising is done for drug companies. Now, thanks to CBS & Star Trek Discovery, I'm seeing commercials again. And an ABSURD amount of drug commercials. "Ask your doctor if sad;lkjhasdg is right for you." "Rare side effects include Renal Failure and Death."

The little town I live in is owned by the local hospital. Population: ~12,000. Total Billboards promoting the hospital: NO LESS THAN 20. Drug companies and hospitals aren't selling cures. They're selling products. Yes, they have some good ones that have changed our lives, but holy crap. Take a life saving medication somebody requires to live & jack the price 3000%?

Please deconstruct the system & start over.

Mafesto 11-10-2017 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wheel House Motorsports (Post 4099295)

I haven't had the flu shot since I was a little kid.

You are fortunate, you are likely only being tracked.

Recent implants (Obama admin) have thought control capabilities.

volcano buster 11-10-2017 12:59 PM

I bump my vitamin C supplementation up this time of year. I also take sodium bicarbonate in SuperBeets over the winter as well. I plow right through winter with no problems.

Mafesto 11-10-2017 01:46 PM

Dark beer.
Plenty of anti flu juju content there.
Two per day will get you through the worst of winters.

Pro-8250 11-10-2017 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mafesto (Post 4099586)
You are fortunate, you are likely only being tracked.

Recent implants (Obama admin) have thought control capabilities.

It was not Obama. It was Hillary. You should know that! :yuck:

Mafesto 11-11-2017 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pro-8250 (Post 4099695)
It was not Obama. It was Hillary. You should know that! :yuck:

Ssshhhhh, don't say that, you may end up getting suicided.

Jaynelson 11-11-2017 10:11 PM

Never had one but considering it this year...we have a little 16 month old dude and I've been sick more times since he started attending daycare than I have in 10 years combined. I'm assuming that eventually I'll develop some super imunities from all the germs passed along by those little bandits....or get the plague. Probably one or the other lol

Pro-8250 11-11-2017 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaynelson (Post 4099925)
Never had one but considering it this year...we have a little 16 month old dude and I've been sick more times since he started attending daycare than I have in 10 years combined. I'm assuming that eventually I'll develop some super imunities from all the germs passed along by those little bandits....or get the plague. Probably one or the other lol

Good luck and happy days ahead for you and your family. :face-icon-small-hap

I have been told if you wash your hands and don't touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, you won't get sick. They didn't mention anything about scratching your butt. :face-icon-small-dis

FatDogX 11-12-2017 10:31 AM

It's not mandatory where I work but they do offer flu shots every year. That being said, I had the flu shot once in my life a few years back and..................that was the year I got Influenza A!!!! I've never been so sick and it stuck around longer than normal.

Haven't had the flu shot since, have I got sick....well yeah but not as bad as that time!!

89sandman 11-12-2017 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mafesto (Post 4099586)

Recent implants (Obama admin) have thought control capabilities.

Yes but they were only interested on making it work on intelligent people. Learned they didn't need it they were all already Democrats. The Trump people couldn't make it work on the intelligent people but figured out how to make it work on the feeble minded. Now you know how he got elected :fish2:

Pro-8250 11-13-2017 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Mafesto (Post 4099615)
Dark beer.
Plenty of anti flu juju content there.
Two per day will get you through the worst of winters.

A bottle of Michelobe Ultra, and cheese cake with strawberry sauce on top. YUM!

Goinboardin 11-13-2017 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Pro-8250 (Post 4100313)
A bottle of Michelobe Ultra, and cheese cake with strawberry sauce on top. YUM!

He said dark beer?

Pro-8250 11-13-2017 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Goinboardin (Post 4100317)
He said dark beer?

That was his vaccine. That was mine. :face-icon-small-ton
I don't drink dark beer, coffee, or pop. Yuk. :face-icon-small-dis

Mafesto 11-13-2017 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pro-8250 (Post 4100333)
That was his vaccine. That was mine. :face-icon-small-ton
I don't drink dark beer, coffee, or pop. Yuk. :face-icon-small-dis

Like Gramma always said,
"son, it doesn't matter what you drink, it only matters THAT you drink".

tadder52 11-13-2017 03:45 PM

My company gives me 100 bucks off my health insurance for getting a flu shot. Then the same day they take viles of blood for a health screening. Get results, dump them into a survey and answer the questions and boom another 200 bucks off of my heath insurance. Basically, cutting my yearly rate to about 60% of what it would be over a year. Two pricks, 10 minutes of time, 30 seconds of clicking through them telling me to drink less beer, eat less red meat, and lose 30 pounds is probably the easiest 300 bucks I've made.

black z 11-14-2017 06:43 PM

Never had a flu shot and never had a serious flu. Will never get a flu shot, total ATM machine for the pharmaceutical industry. Look at the math behind the flu shot and the potential number of flu strains. :face-icon-small-con


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