Do you get the flu vaccine every year?

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TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:36am PT
Not every year, only because I couldn't be bothered, but if I was less healthy, absolutely. My kids get it every year, my youngest caught flu before he was old enough to be vaccinated, I never want to go through that again.

I've only had "real" flu once, it's a whole other story to that bad cold most people think is flu.

TE
roadman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 10:27am 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..
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:32am 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.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:38am PT
The flu is a very strange bug.
Some people are very prone to getting it.... A weakness in the histology of the oropharnyx or upper airway..
I seem to have a weakness for this particular virus....
It sucks..


As far as vaccines..
You should get every vaccine you can....end of story...
The vaccine stuff is another home made story of American stupidity..

I missed my fly shot this year and I have had this stupid flu for going on three weeks now.
It's a wierd flu this year....not a rapid killer like Swine was, at least for healthy people, but still an awful flu..
WatchSteveClimb

Trad climber
Dallas, Texas
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:22am 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

orange juice and smoothies are my only tools against little viruses like the flu, cold, bubonic plague
WatchSteveClimb

Trad climber
Dallas, Texas
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:27am PT
I've always been a very sick person lol

im 23 and have had phenomena 4 times already in my life, and now since drinking orange juice everyday i havent gotten sick (except from a stomach virus i got from my mom) in over a year, and thats good for someone with a weak immune system like me, plus i work in downtown dallas around gross homeless everyday too
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:29am 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...

fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:31am PT
No he's just 23....

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

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:47am PT
NO! I was born naturally and like mucci, raised on the titty. Nice to see all the NO's!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:08pm 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 - 07:34pm PT
Never had the vaccine. Still alive.
dirtbag

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:41pm 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

LOL...you do realize the poster immediately above you is a nurse?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Never get a flu shot but wear a flea collar...RJ
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:14pm 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 - 08:42pm 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.)
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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:
http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx

Guinea worm is within reach:
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/mini_site/index.html
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Flu shot taken care of. Phew. By the way, I get mine at Target. No appt needed and easy to deal with.
stephenbmx1@yahoo.com montoya

Sport climber
texas
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
jesus! I was kidding about the plague!

Edit:

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
dirtbag

climber
Jul 17, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Sadly, this is a victory for the anti vaccine kooks.

Bimbo joins "The View":

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76681283/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 17, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Gee, I always thought she was the spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control.
dirtbag

climber
Jul 17, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Apparently others think so too!


CDC is just an arm of the illuminati.
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