Do you get the flu vaccine every year?


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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
I've only had "real" flu once, it's a whole other story to that bad cold most people think is flu.

So true! Easy to understand how people are fearful of it because we can all get spooked by the idea of tinkering with things too much, but really once you've had a true case of the flu (so long as you don't have egg allergies or GBS in your fam) it's a no brainer to get the shot every year or at least often.

Funny how we don't understand till we get smacked down by a tiny virus! Before I got it, I though I was healthy and that I'd build my immune system for toughing it out...boy that was dumb..

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
I never used to until I got myself a copy of the real flu one year.

I think most people, and me up until that viral assault, have not had a "REAL" flu virus.

I was in the best shape of my life, ice climbing in Ouray that year when the hammer of God struck my partner and myself.

There were two nights in particular I really thought that I might die by drowning in my own fluids. The body aches were so bad, I could have sworn I was in some major motorcycle accident, every day.

One week literally stuck in bed.

Two weeks until I returned home.

I can now easily understand how the real flu kills people.

A solid month until I felt even vaguely "right" again.

So yeah, I get the vaccine now. It might not work, but I'll take that chance.

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
you GOTTA be a troll if you're saying that OJ can prevent yersinia pestis infection (the bacteria that causes the "bubonic plague").

We have tularemia here in California, it's pretty common, and produces a disease very similar to the bubonic plague. I propose an experiment whereby you drink nothing but OJ while bivying naked in the Owens valley for a few nights, until you get bit by a mouse or two. You can have access to ALL the OJ you want...


Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
No he's just 23....

I believed stuff like that at 23 too...
The Guy

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
NO! I was born naturally and like mucci, raised on the titty. Nice to see all the NO's!

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Hey, the flu and bubonic plague are natural, too.
Go suck on some natural bubos!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Never had the vaccine. Still alive.

Dec 5, 2012 - 10:41pm PT

not only no but hell no, its all a scam to scar parents into spending money... notice how media pushes it more than doctors do, eat healthy stay active, and drink orange juice lol do realize the poster immediately above you is a nurse?

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Never get a flu shot but wear a flea collar...RJ
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
WatchSteveClimb reports
im 23 and have had phenomena 4 times already in my life

I'm not sure what this is... I study phenomena, but never "had" it.. and you are so young and had them 4 times...

...but you say OJ prevents phenomena, quite amazing...
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:42pm PT
1. Clean water.
2. Sewage and garbage disposal.
3. Immunizations.
4. Sound basic health care and nutrition for pregnant women, infants, and small children.
5. Nutrition.
6. Basic health and dental care.

Together, they account for most increases in life expectancy and quality of health over the last two centuries. High tech modern medicine has contributed relatively little. (I bet Ken M can add to this.)

MH, I think I agree with that.

Personally, I think there is a vastly wrong emphasis on high tech as the "first option", for everything. I think there was be vast improvements in health if we were to emphasize exercise, diet, and stress reduction. But it won't work within the healthcare system

However, technical solutions can produce miracles. Smallpox is gone.

Polio is within reach:

Guinea worm is within reach:

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Flu shot taken care of. Phew. By the way, I get mine at Target. No appt needed and easy to deal with. montoya

Sport climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
jesus! I was kidding about the plague!


sorry "pneumonia" is what Ive had four times already lol

I just come down hard with being sick my whoooole life, I've been critically hospitalized so many times in my life, and not from physical injures either, just sic as a dog with bugs, pneumonia, severe dehydration eye balls sucked in the back on my head cause of no fluid, I've had pectus excavatum

so for me not being sick for over a year is very good I think, and ive never had a flu shot

Jul 17, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Sadly, this is a victory for the anti vaccine kooks.

Bimbo joins "The View":

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 17, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Gee, I always thought she was the spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control.

Jul 17, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Apparently others think so too!

CDC is just an arm of the illuminati.

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Must believe her she has nice boobies

Trad climber
Menlo Park, CA
Jul 17, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Yes every year. Thank you herd immunity.
new world order2

Jul 17, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
CDC is just an arm of the illuminati.

:) dirtbag, you called?

Jul 17, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
^^^^^^^^ LIKE ^^^^^^^^

But dude...

Yer gonna git banned!
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