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@BalletBabe wrote:

@Snowpuppy wrote:

How about a conversation with your doctor instead of the Walgreen's commercial?

 

Live or dead virus, your health care provider knows your history.


A Dr. is going to tell you to get it.  That is how they make money.  I asked my Dr. about theMercury in them and he looked shocked that I knew that, and his response?  " It isn't that much"   BOLOGNA


My doctor doesn't give flu shots in her office since it's so easy for us to get them at local drugstores.  She does advise  we get them, and she has no financial interest in this.  

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Re: Please get flu shots!

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@september wrote:

@BalletBabe wrote:

@Snowpuppy wrote:

How about a conversation with your doctor instead of the Walgreen's commercial?

 

Live or dead virus, your health care provider knows your history.


A Dr. is going to tell you to get it.  That is how they make money.  I asked my Dr. about theMercury in them and he looked shocked that I knew that, and his response?  " It isn't that much"   BOLOGNA


My doctor doesn't give flu shots in her office since it's so easy for us to get them at local drugstores.  She does advise  we get them, and she has no financial interest in this.  


 

My doctor does give flu shots in his office, but he also encourages patients to get them at pharmacies because it's often easier and faster for them to do so. It's pretty obvious that he's not recommending flu shots as a way to make money.

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I've been getting a free flu shot at work for at least twenty years.  My primary Dr suggests I get one.  My cancer Drs tell me to get one. 

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I find it irresponsible to post such a thing. 

 

It is fine as a topic of conversation here, to share one's experience with the situation, or discuss what is in the news about how ineffective it is this year, but to blatantly request that people do something as personal and important to their health as this, which borders on giving medical directives, goes beyond what is not only proper but beyond what might be safe to some, should be considered inappropriate and could be dangerous to do.

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@Noel7 wrote:

@pugvette74 wrote:

@Noel7 wrote:

@pugvette74 wrote:

@Shopchickie3 As long as we have "our" flu shot we are protected as well as we can be.

It is very kind of you to care that people do, but some people choose not to for different reasons. Heart


What are those reasons @pugvette74.  The vaccine does not have a live virus.


@Noel7 Some people don't want to get it for THEIR OWN PERSONAL REASONS... 


@pugvette74  Yes, I got that, I guess I didn’t know they were secret, I just wanted to understand.


 

You don't want to understand you want to bait.

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@Carmie wrote:

I just read this morning that an eight year old boy in Arkansas who got the flu shot, got the flu and died anyway.

 

In any given year, the vaccine is only 40 to 60% effective, this year it’s about 10% effective.

 

It seems all you get is false hope.  The flu vaccine doesn’t work well at all.  The pharmaceutical companies make millions with a product that doesn’t measure up.  They are preying on our fears with a poor product.

 

 


 

And I'd add to this that in many other things with health care, it is all about choice belonging to the individual, and no one having the right to tell someone else what they can or can't do with their body. 

 

But somehow when it comes to vaccines,  when someone exercises their choice to not follow the directive, it all of a sudden becomes a liability to everyone else around them and said person shouldn't have this choice. 

 

Hmmmm.

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@BalletBabe wrote:

@Snowpuppy wrote:

How about a conversation with your doctor instead of the Walgreen's commercial?

 

Live or dead virus, your health care provider knows your history.


A Dr. is going to tell you to get it.  That is how they make money.  I asked my Dr. about theMercury in them and he looked shocked that I knew that, and his response?  " It isn't that much"   BOLOGNA


 

And the medical profession only 'knows' what they are taught and trained in their educational journey to get their degrees. Very few are independent thinkers. They go with the current protocols, most like cattle being led to slaughter.

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@I am still oxox wrote:

I guess some will never understand how the flu can effect those with compromised immune situations, please do not SCREAM big Pharma or drug companies, walk a minute in another persons shoes to fully understand what they deal with on a day to day basis


 

Again, a personal decision. 

 

So should others be requred or bullied into submission to do something to their body that they don't agree with, because another person has medical issues (compromised immune system)? I think not. 

 

The fact that someone else is not healthy is no reason to think others will risk their health based on the unhealthy's belief in something that is not even effective. 

 

 

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Numbers don’t lie. Take a look at the 1918 flu mortality statistics. I am not saying that the flu shot this year will protect people completely. We know predictions were wrong. On the other hand they were not 100 per cent wrong. As someone who who has asthma and almost died of flu years ago (when I got no shot) I’d rather opt for the 10-30 per cent accuracy than zero.

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@Carmie

 

 

Lets agree to disagree we all have our reasons to do things

 

 


@Carmie wrote:

@I am still oxox  Most of the vaccines out there prevent disease and they work.

 

Unfortunally, the flu vaccine does not work well at all.  On a good year it is effective 40-60%.  This year, they really missed the mark and it’s only 10% effective.

 

Then they tell you that your flu symptoms will be lesser....how do they know?  It either works or it doesn’t.  I don’t see how that can measure how effective it is.

 

Do they test it on a group of people and purposely expose them to influenza?

 

At least with the polio vaccine, the effectiveness is remarkable.

 

People are dying with or without the vaccine.  I read where it is only good for a few months.  If you get the vaccine early, it wears off by the time the flu season is in full force.

 

i am not telling people to get or not get the vaccine, but something is not right.  The public is not being told the truth.  We are told to get the vaccine to prevent the flu or if we get the flu to lessen the effects.....that doesn’t seem to be the truth at all.  The proof is all around us on the news each night.

 

It is scary, but giving us false hope is not right.  What exactly is it preventing.. Mass hysteria, perhaps? 

 


@I am still oxox wrote:

I have asthma and other low immunity issues, I get a shot every year, I really can not understand those who do not.

The flu shot is not a conspiracy, it is prevention


 

 


 

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.