Do you get the flu vaccine every year?

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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 31, 2013 - 02:43pm PT


If she were standing in front of me naked and it was HER, or the flu shot???...

Wellllllll...



dirtbag

climber
Aug 31, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Yep, I'd do her.
dirtbag

climber
Nov 22, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
So I just had my annual reinstallment of my illuminati chip. Now I'll probably start farting chemtrails. But at least I'm less likely to get the flu--seems like a fair trade.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 22, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Credit: Reilly

Got mine yesterday so I'm certified brain-dead for X months.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Nov 22, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
never

I figure I am the guy with the best immune system by far, seeing as how my immune system is destroying my nervous system al the time…

so a little flu won't kill me
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 22, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Every year.

No reason not to, unless you have an allergy to any of the vaccine components.

Getting influenza sucks really bad.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 11, 2014 - 02:04am PT
Very interesting article by a woman who did NOT get childhood vaccines, and her experience.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/01/growing_up_unvaccinated_a_healthy_lifestyle_couldn_t_prevent_many_childhood.html

If you’ve never had these illnesses, you don’t know how awful they are. I do. Pain, discomfort, the inability to breathe or to eat or to swallow, fever and nightmares, itching all over your body so much that you can’t stand lying on bedsheets, losing so much weight you can’t walk properly, diarrhea that leaves you lying prostrate on the bathroom floor, the unpaid time off work for parents, the quarantine, missing school, missing parties, the worry, the sleepless nights, the sweat, the tears, the blood, the midnight visits to the emergency room, the time sitting in a doctor’s waiting room on your own because no one will sit near you because they’re rightfully scared of those spots all over your face.
Howie Felderbush

Mountain climber
the homeless camp
Jan 11, 2014 - 02:10am PT
my boss at the half-way house requires it of me when i volunteer my services. You know there are a lot of people in need after the holidays.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 11, 2014 - 02:42am PT
got it months ago...
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Jan 11, 2014 - 05:37am PT
Me too.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:43am PT
I've never had a flu shot, and I've never had the flu
watch that all change now that I wrote this ^
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 11, 2014 - 10:50am PT

I took the flu shot a couple of months back and this is the first time in years that I haven't gotten deathly ill by this time of year...

There's still time of course...

But I'm thinking it has made the difference...

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 13, 2014 - 02:15am PT
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/texas-mother-dies-flu-age-29-report-article-1.1571118

Texas mother dies of flu at age 29, was otherwise healthy: report


Alice Jones had no previous history of respiratory illness, her husband told ABC News. But the mother of three died in the hospital after a four-day bout with influenza.


dirtbag

climber
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:03am PT
I've heard local news reports of people dying from the flu. Often they had no serious medical conditions and were fairly young (30s and 40s) when they died.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:17am PT
Yes, Dirt, it does hit those under 50 harder although that may be because
they think they've only a cold and wait longer than they should before
presenting. Three otherwise young and healthy adults have died in the last
few weeks just at my wife's hospital. (Well, it isn't her hospital.)

The saddest part is the high number of her preggers patients who decline the
flu vaccine even after an exhaustive explanation of its safety and the risk
to their baby, especially if they die. But when you're 16 you think you will
live forever.
DesertRatExpeditions

Trad climber
Flagstaff, Arizona
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:02pm PT
Thought I would throw my info out there.

I work in science (Trained in Engineering M.S. & Geology), so I know how to read and understand white papers. A portion of my family works in healthcare: Grandfather was MD, Aunt and GF are Nurses, I am taking classes working towards maybe eventually going to medical school.

I haven't been vaccinated since 1984, due to families beliefs and my own lack of understanding. By lack of understanding I mean, once I reached the age of consent, I don't feel like I have seen enough data to support the use of vaccines except in the most dire circumstances. To me the issue of vaccines is similar to the issue of nutrition i.e. we understand the basics, but we don't understand all the implications of the basics. This is evidenced by the polar views on various diets.

The majority of studies I have read supporting vaccines either have conflicting interests, or data that doesn't always match what the conclusion of the paper is. The research that supports the harm caused by vaccines is sparse, but mostly sound from my reading.

I am not saying I don't think vaccines are a good idea, I am just saying that I don't think due process is complete.

My Story: Vaccinated last in 1984, I get sick about one time a year, sometimes more, sometimes less. I haven't been sick in the last 13 months, but was sick twice in the last 25. I have traveled extensively in the third world, spending weeks and months at a time in the jungles of Asia/South America. I always eat the local food and enjoy trying out the local hang outs. In 2000, I came back from Thailand looking like I had the measles from all the mosquito bites I had from sleeping outside in the jungle, and I admit I was mildly worried I might contract something, but never did. From my observations, I get sick much less than most of the people I associate with.


Again, I am not anti-vaccine, I have just chosen not to have any myself until I feel that I have a more thorough depth of understanding surrounding the research.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:28pm PT


Well since you're using family and friends as part of your expertise I'll join the fray and play along...


I worked in the medical field at the lower end but have done some studying (EMT)...

My Father was an MD that owned and operated the most modern and largest medical facility in Palm Beach County when I was a kid...

My Mother is an RN and worked along with my father...

I have many relatives and friends working in the medical field...


The VAST MAJORITY of them are SUPPORTIVE of taking the FLU SHOT...



That's my bit...

LOL!!!...




DesertRatExpeditions

Trad climber
Flagstaff, Arizona
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
I worked in the medical field at the lower end but have done some studying (EMT)...

Being a WFR now, and wanting to take my EMT, I know I will have to get vaccinated at that point. I know it is a requirement. I also know that I am going to have to at least lean more towards one side or the other once I have kids. I just don't feel like I have seen enough research yet.

P.S. Not claiming to be expert.
Aya K

Trad climber
Boulder, CO!
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
I'm a doctor. Vaccinations work.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:44pm PT


Aya NAILS it!!!...






"P.S. Not claiming to be expert."...

I know man!!!...

I was JUST fuking around...(But it is also all true what I wrote)



and I'm NOT either!!!... (EDITED: But AYA is!!! ;-)

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