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Flu Shot
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I had it for the first time, did not work for me
Never had so many cold in one season

Maybe the immune system is not what once used to be oldman
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Be sure to check the symptoms before you call it the flu. I always get the flu shot, but I usually seemed to get the flu. Many years later, I finally looked up the symptoms and realized I was having colds, not the flu.

Flu usually has fever and headache, which I usually didn't have even when I thought I had the flu.
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Sometimes the epidemiologists miss the strains they expect; or they miss the genetic drift.
This renders the vaccine less effective or not effective.
The vaccine is out early this year which makes me wonder if the they will miss it again.

They have to make their guess well in advance as production takes time.
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#4
i usually get the Flu before the shots come out Tongue

in addition, the shots make me nearly as sick as the flu, and then it seldom covers what ever is going around and I get sick again anyway so i stopped getting them. OTOH it is already October and I didnt get Flu yet this year... bad upper resp yuck in July, but no flu. Crossing fingers and toes, but wont get that lousy flu shot!
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#5
I guess I'm the rebel here; I always get a flu shot. Haven't been sick with the flu for a few years, but have had a couple colds. Blowing-nose
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(10-02-2015, 10:46 PM)DariaVader Wrote: i usually get the Flu before the shots come out Tongue

in addition, the shots make me nearly as sick as the flu, and then it seldom covers what ever is going around and I get sick again anyway so i stopped getting them. OTOH it is already October and I didn't get Flu yet this year... bad upper resp yuck in July, but no flu. Crossing fingers and toes, but wont get that lousy flu shot!

As you mention Primary Immune Deficiency in your profile... Is it even a good idea for you to have any vaccine?
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(10-02-2015, 09:13 PM)zonk Wrote: I had it for the first time, did not work for me
Never had so many cold in one season

Maybe the immune system is not what once used to be oldman

Firstly a flu is not a cold, not even related, and a flu shot has no protection against a cold in it.

A flu shot is far more necessary the older you get.

As for flu shots, all health workers here have to have one every year, I can attest to their efficacy - I too get colds every year, I don't get the flu.

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My maternal grandmother died in the flu pandemic of 1918 when my mother was 1 year old.
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#9
I don't get the vac. My familial history with the flu shots has not been that great. An aunt and my brother became very ill and were hospitalized (way back when the shot was "live"). The same brother later had a horrible allergic reaction to another version of it. My mother started getting the shot a while back and obtained Guillian-Barre from it.

I understand having vaccines against diseases that can kill or maim such as polio. I can even understand them for childhood diseases such as measles and chicken pox. I am not anti-vaccine at all. I'm not an idiot. But I do not understand having a vaccine against a disease such as the flu. Unlike measles and chicken pox, the flu has always liked to mutate. So trying to prevent it from happening then changing the vaccine each year is like trying to herd fertile, feral cats in a city. We need to come up with better ways to treat the symptoms and protect those most vulnerable to the symptoms. We need to be educating people about the symptoms so that they get treatment before it is too late. Alcohol-based hand cleaners worked oh so well, right? Removed ALL of the bacteria from the hands, including the good bacteria, and made many people more susceptible to illness than prevented it because they were overusing it.

I digressed. TL,DR: No, I don't get the vaccine. I caught the un-covered version of it earlier this year when my mother was in the rehab hospital so a vac wouldn't have covered me anyway.
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The vaccine is grown in eggs. So, anyone with an allergy to eggs will be at risk for an allergic reaction to vaccine.

Alcohol based hand sanitizers cannot work against viruses as they have no cell membrane. Alcohol dissolves the cell membrane of bacteria.

They didn't have an MMR vaccine when I was in school. To my knowledge I never had measles.

Polio was rampant when I was a kid. Seemed like everyone knew someone who contracted it.
The Salk vaccine was one of the best breakthroughs in immunology.

I will get a flu vaccine though. Maybe today!
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