Do you get the flu vaccine every year?

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Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
No I dont but I have always said I am a walking antibody. Also I give a pint of blood every 8 weeks or so and I remember the literature saying you have to wait for some period if you get a vaccince. Since many get the flu but only 2% donate blood, I'll stick with being a 2%er!
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
It's free at Kaiser and I'm a member, so I do get one each year. Notice some upper respiratory symptoms 3 to 5 days later. Stopped having colds a few years ago. Guess I got out of the habit? Never had flu after getting a shot though.
john hansen

climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
No hair,,, oops,, I mean Nohea. I have only had the flu once since moving to the Big Island 24 years ago. Good air we get out here...

I called the emergency room when my temp hit 103 and asked if I should come in. That was after a hard day at work . i think I still had a couple beers that night.

Aloha
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
As a prime opportunity awaits



----please let me remind those of your not getting


Flu Shots!




Yer'e gonna Die!

I have suffered a flu shot (free with my Blue Cross Obama-Care Insurance,) every year for the last 10 or so, and I am:

obviously and obnoxiously


Alive!



On the other hand! Donald Thompson! Please continue to boycot those evil Obama-care Flu Shots!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
I stopped getting the flu when i started drinking bong water...RJ
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
no
1) evolution is a lie propagated by the liberal media, and i've had the flu once...
2) i prefer to be a silent carrier, and help weed out the meek...
locker

Social climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:26pm PT

This year I did because last year I got so fuking sick I was down for the count for 16 days, lost a large amount of weight, almost got 911'd by,
Dr Mary Fists Mealot...


EDITED:

So I guess my answer is NO...

Not every year...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
I always knew that most climbers were paranoid schizos without the ability
to do a simple cost/benefit analysis:

Downside: yer out $10 and an hour
Upside: You are almost completely assured of not getting the flu.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
yes
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
No cause I'm lazy and cheap and don't think about it.

Hmm those add up to Idiot ..

Well not the first time I've been guilty of that I suppose.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
It's odd to hear how many folks think they are somehow 'acquiring' or developing specific flu antibodies by some process other than a vaccine or actually getting a given flu. As bewildering is the implication that being 'healthy' means your immune system has more than a nominal defense against a novel flu strain. If a novel strain of flu comes along a real 'healthy' immune system is the last thing on the planet you want.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
Naw, I love a good flu now and then. It really puts things into perspective.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
nobody expects the Spanish Influenza

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic

3% of the human population died... 30% got it....
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
never had never will
new world order2

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 03:21am PT
Fck no! That shite is poison.

What is with the recent push by government and health officials to vaccinate us....against everything? A child today, by age 13, has received some 25 vaccinations. Freakin' nonsense. No wonder autism is going thru the roof. Our children are being poisoned.

As bewildering is the implication that being 'healthy' means your immune system has more than a nominal defense against a novel flu strain. If a novel strain of flu comes along a real 'healthy' immune system is the last thing on the planet you want.

^^^ Huh? WTF? So, wanting a healthy immune system is the last thing I would want to fight a novel strain of flu?

Not at all surprising healyje and Ed are big advocates of vaccinations. They are, The Man. They would love nothing more than to see all vaccinations mandatory, GMO food pushed down our throats, fluoride in our drinking water, and every one of us implanted with RFIDs.

healyje, Ed, where will you your RFID implant? Please answer.





Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 15, 2012 - 05:06am PT
I have had some strain of flu or a influenza-like illness, that I picked up as a teacher, from kids in the classroom. 2 times; oddly right before Christmas. I would miss the last week of school prior to the holidays and not really gain all of my strength back until a few days prior to the end of the holidays. The little body snatchers made me a real grinch.

I was a good target for the invasion due to a weakened immune system from stress and lack of sleep.

However an internal debate goes on whether or not to change my policy. I have developed asthma; seemingly overnight. Asthma greatly increases the risk of the flu; but I have also reduced my chances by removing myself from the schoolhouse. About the biggest crowd I face now is at a traffic light.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:13am PT
Yep, every year. And every year, it seems, I talk with some very sick people who wish they'd gotten one too.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:20am PT
Yes, every year. It's cheap and there is little downside.
Caveman

climber
Cumberland Plateau
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:49am PT
http://healthfreedoms.org/2009/07/24/the-1918-influenza-epidemic-was-a-vaccine-caused-disease/ ###Warning, may be a nut!!!####

http://proliberty.com/observer/20051017.htm

I've read that the 1918 flu deaths were the result of immune response (cytokine storm). In my non-physician opinion Elderberry is an excellent flu treatment with the exception of strains that are unresponsive to cytokine effects. With those strains elderberry is contraindicative.
locker

Social climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:52am PT

"Elderberry is an excellent flu treatment with the exception of strains that are unresponsive to cytokine effects. With those strains elderberry is contraindicative."...


and for a brain tumor???...




























































An ENEMA will usually cure it???...

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