Whenever someone tells me the flu shot gave them the flu, they go right down to the bottom of the possible promotion list.
Don't they say this every year?
I got mine super-early, it was maybe the start of September I think, and I've never gotten it that early - they do last for several months right? I didn't want to get it at that point but my doctor said I might as well since I was in for a check-up. Now I'm all paranoid. I should definitely not get another one, right?
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[quote] I got mine super-early, it was maybe the start of September I think, and I've never gotten it that early - they do last for several months right?
They last approx 4-6 months.
I remember when the public health trolls here only reminded us to use dental dams. Gee, what would we do without all the people converting the DL to another bastion of condescending social networking?
They say this every year. Who gives a shit.
No "they" don't, R7. Last year's flu season was predicted to be mild and it was.
What promotion list, R1? The one that you manage in your dreams?
The flu strains circulating now are a good match to this year's vaccine, so it still pays to get the shot as one of the strains tends to cause severe symptoms.
I invented flu.
I heard that in Florida you can "stand your ground" and shoot people who threaten your well being by refusing an immunization.
The last 2 years, I got a bad cold immediately after getting a flu shot. Not putting myself through that again this year.
They just want to make money off the shots and likely lets the virus out themselves. Scumbags.
R13. Your cold was coming on anyway even if you didn't realize it. The flu shot did not cause your cold.
You are weakening your body's ability to fight infection. Don't do
I got the flu shot and I was ill for three days after. I'm warning everyone I know not to get the flu shot because it will make them sick. It's just not the right thing to do. On my facebook I wrote "click like if you won't get ur flu shot this year cuz it made me sick for 3 days" and 27 people liked it.
My neighbor Agnes got the flu shot and then died that same day.
Yep she went to the doctor, came home, went to bed and never woke up. Only 92 years old and she died for no apparent reason, of course they don't blame the flu shot, but what else could it be?
R15: thank you for posting a fact. You might have a topical reaction to the shot right away but not a systemic one.
R14: Flu shots aren't big moneymakers for pharma companies.
I know someone who got the flu shot and the next day the lady who administered the shot died.
I got the flu shot then got hit by a bus when I left the clinic.
I got the flu shot and the next day I got so sick. I just knew it was wrong to get the flu shot. It's the wrong thing to do. I am 320 pounds and eat at McDonalds three times a day. It wasn't the cheerful young woman who accidentally sneezed into my french fries ("No, that's alright. I'll just take them') that got me sick. IT was that dang flu shot!