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Offline Rumpig

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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2019, 03:53:31 PM »


I haven't read anywhere here anyone pushing the "must get the flu shot barrow".

This subject was bought up recently in The Daily Rants thread and there was people for and against it then, hence that comment over a dedicated thread on the subject. When someone writes...."I hope everyone is getting a flu shot", I read that as pushing the barrow myself
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2019, 04:59:55 PM »
The flu shot seems to be a touchy subject, doesn't it.

I haven't read anywhere here anyone pushing the "must get the flu shot barrow".

If you don't want it don't get it, simples.

I personally get the flu shot every year. I get it because my doctor (a medical professional whose opinion I trust) has recommended that I get it after having a heart attack 13 years ago.

I doubt there is any argument that could be put forward on an internet forum that could change the trust I have in my doctor and stop me from having the flu shot in the future.



Well said, that’s how I see it as well 👍


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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2019, 05:20:56 PM »
Fortunately, I've not been prone to getting the flu. I'll get a cold every now and then, but I've only had a proper bout of flu once in my life. Strangely, it was the same year that I had my one and only flu shot. Go figure....

Might have to change my attitude to it though. Getting older now....

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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 05:54:25 PM »
I had a medical professional tell me once that I must have a flu shot.

I was going on a surfing trip for a couple of months in Brazil and he insisted that I must have it.

I asked “so this flu shot is the one specifically for the strands they have in Brazil this year?”
He says “no it’s the Australian one, but you still need to be protected.”

After that little conversation I didn’t get a flu shot, didn’t get the flu either.
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 06:20:32 PM »
This subject was bought up recently in The Daily Rants thread and there was people for and against it then, hence that comment over a dedicated thread on the subject. When someone writes...."I hope everyone is getting a flu shot", I read that as pushing the barrow myself

Well you read wrong.  I was just making people aware of the importance of looking after yourself and others in the community.  Plenty of dead people as a result of the flu and authorities are warning it will get worse.
As I said..I dont care if you get a shot or not.....its your decision.

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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2019, 09:40:10 AM »
I get the flu shot every year, I consider my self healthy and even a little bit fit and haven’t had the flu in years.

Wife doesn’t and has the flu right now....

For 22$ I’ll keep doing it.


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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2019, 09:57:09 AM »
I use to get the flu shot when I was younger and always got crook afterwards for a few days,   For years now if I feel not well I just cook up chicken soup with 3 or 4 table spoons of mixed garlic in it, I stink for a couple days but have not had a day off work in years sense doing that, mind you I am semi retied and only work casual to pay a few bills and for travelling money 
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2019, 01:49:49 PM »
Flu vaccines only protect against 4 flu strains, THERE ARE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT STRAINS!.... The vaccine is created using a Best Guess on what strains are most deadly/prevalent using data from the previous Norther Winter that is why you need to be vaccinated each year.

Does the vaccine work? Yes. Does it protect you from every strain of flu? NO.
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2019, 06:12:01 PM »
Sobering.
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 09:17:13 AM »
I kind of have a take it or leave it approach

We get them every year for free through work so if i am around the office on the day that they are going i will get one
If not i usually just let it go
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 01:45:20 PM »
I got my flu shot and have been laid up all this week with, you guessed it, one of the other strains.

Apparently there is no vaccine for “man flu” according to my better half.

Thank goodness for the forum.

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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 02:27:21 PM »
I get the flu shot every year only because work bribes us by getting a good looking nurse to administer the shots and it’s free.

If I had to make my appointment at the Dr, I wouldn’t bother.   

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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 05:12:04 PM »
For years now if I feel not well I just cook up chicken soup with 3 or 4 table spoons of mixed garlic in it, I stink for a couple days but have not had a day off work in years sense doing that

I can assure you Craig, that chicken soup and garlic won't have the slightest affect on the flu or any other virus.
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Re: FLU SHOTS
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2019, 05:32:49 PM »
I can assure you Craig, that chicken soup and garlic won't have the slightest affect on the flu or any other virus.
A lot to be said for the placebo effect though


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