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I Will Not and Do Not Get the Advised Flu Shots

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    Useless

    Although I've worked in the nursing field for over 18 years, I think that the various flu shots are utterly useless. I've seen people get the shots, and get sick with the flu anyway. Unless they make taking them mandatory in the state I live in, I will never get one.There are...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    lovelightlove lovelightlove 26-30, F Feb 21, 2013

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    Silly

    It gives you a cold! You cannot get the flu if you have a cold? Plus, if you have a healthy immune system, you can fight off the flu if you get it!
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 10, 2009

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    Forget It

    I get the flu at least once a year but still not getting the stupid shot. I know many that have gotten it and still get sick right along with me so what's the point. It is what it is and more money out of my pocket that I don't have. Besides, me + flu = vacation days! 
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    Todays Dr Mercola Article

    Tell it like it is Dr Mercola... There is plenty to be optimistic about as it seems the tide may be slowly turning on this swine flu debacle, showing it for the hoax it really is. European scientists are now demanding answers to the growing inconsistencies. And, while many...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Flu Vaccine Push Already Underway; First Batch Causes Seizures In Children

    As ridiculous as it seems, retailers across the U.S. are already stocking their stores with Christmas goods. It’s all about the big commercial push, of course, since retailers make about 50 percent of their profits during the Christmas season. Similarly, flu vaccine...
    LittleJade4 LittleJade4 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    Don't Want to But May Not Have a Choice:-/

    I don't want it but I may not have a choice in the matter since my body is in bad shape and one of my doctors told me that if I haven't got the swineflu by the time the shots are ready I will have to get it, I think she's scared the flu may kill me. I've been told...
    Spiritsinger Spiritsinger 31-35, F Sep 15, 2009

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    Vaccine And Pregnancy

    November 28 2009 | 146,223 views   U.S. health authorities have made pregnant women one of the highest priority groups for getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, but is it actually safe for pregnant women and their babies? In fact, the package inserts for the swine flu...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Just Heard On News.........

     They are advising three flu shots this  year.   Because of my health, mainly COPD I have been advised by my doctor to get it done.   I never have, and never will.    Your thoughts ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    What Happened To Letting Your Immune System Fight It Off?

    I rarely get sick, so I must be doing something correctly. I never get flu shots and it is very rare that I take any kind of antibiotic or other medicine. I believe that if you eat healthy, keep your stress level down, and stay hydrated, your body is strong enough to fight...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    I'm Not Getting It, You Can't Make Me, Just Leave Me Alone!

    I won't go into why I don't believe in the flu shot (among many others) because if you are in this section you probably already know. I just got asked at work if I wanted one and I said no. Everyone is making a big deal about it. Yes, I'm one of those people that I have never...
    HcgSeikou HcgSeikou 22-25, F Nov 2, 2012

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    I Will Not Get the Flue Shot Again

    I took the flue shot on Thrusday at work.   Friday I started with my aches and pains.   I could not get off the couch all weekend.  I know its a direct responce from the shot.  I felt fine when I took it.   Now I have missed 3 days from...
    connie1248 connie1248 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Those Darn Eggs!

    I don't get vaccines usually. I did get the pneumonia vaccine a couple years ago and didn't have adverse side effects. I've thought about it and wondered what would happen if I got the vaccine. I asked my health care provider what would happen if I got the flu shots? They said...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 6 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    More Dangerous Than The Flu

    As far as I can gather, flu shots can be more dangerous than the flu.  People have died from flu shots.  Being ill with the flu is no biggy, and I'd rather have a good dose of flu and have my immune system deal with it than allow some concoction to be injected into me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2010

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    It's An Unnecessary Risk.

    In my life, I have had no respiratory illnesses but the flu once. Or was it a cold? I don't remember. Did you know it is almost impossible to tell them apart by the symptoms alone? The common cold is simply milder and of a shorter duration than the flu. In any case, I have...
    MsAnthropy MsAnthropy 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    Excellent Article By Gary Null And Richard Gale. Flu - Vaccines are based on quack science

    Richard Gale & Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, June 30, 2010 A central principle of democracy is freedom of choice. We can choose our political party, our religion, and the food we eat, but this does not seem to be the case when it comes to our medical choices and our...
    LittleJade4 LittleJade4 31-35, F Jul 4, 2010

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    Never Again

    I got the flu shot once. I could barely move my arm for a month and got terribly ill. I rarely get sick anymore anyways so not worth it. Also,the shot is NOT a 100% guarantee you won't still get sick.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Some People Should Though.

    I have a really powerful immune system. That being said, I am 59 years old, had a heart attack at 47 and am an insulin dependent diabetic. I usually let myself forget to get a flu shot...but I really shouldn't. If my immune system decides to take a vacation, I may be in deep...
    kyosaku kyosaku 61-65, M Aug 11, 2009

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    I Got It Once, Never Again!!!!

    I got the flu shot once many years ago.  It will never get it again, I had the most horrible cough in my life.  It was absolutely the worst, and it lasted for a few weeks.  I can't say 100% that I got it because of the flu shot.  What a huge coincidence...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Too Paranoid

    I'm a bit too paranoid of the government to get a mass shot. I don't go out enough anyway to catch anything! :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    Not In Many Years

    I haven't had a flu shot in probably ten years. I'm quite healthy and work in a nasty environment. We have cargo come through from all over the globe. That cargo comes with germs and bugs too! I seldom get sick because my system is exposed to so much "ambient" filth. My job...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Sep 24, 2011

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    Even If I Wanted Them, I'm Not Allowed

    This may seem a bit extreme, but for once- I agree with the medical profession. Back in 1985, while preparing to go overseas for the first time, the military required us to be vaccinated. Amongst countless shots, one given to me was for typhoid. Not heard of a huge outbreak...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    Flu Shots Make Me Sick

    When I was in the military, Everyone was forced to have the flu shots.  All they ever did for me was make me violently ill for three to four days.  Never again. Besides, the flu shots they come up with are based on last years flu, and they are just hoping they help...
    Rachael74 Rachael74 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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