hi, i was wondering what everyones thought was on flu shots, and if you plan on getting either the regular or h1n1/swine flu shot this year? i haven't had a flu shot in years, so right now i am leaning towards not getting them, but i am not sure.
Well, it obviously isn't vegan, but it is still a tough decision to make. I personally believe in natural preventative medicine, but in life-threatening situations, you won't see me bringing out the herbs! lol!
I am a Pediatric nurse, and have taken care of many patients with the H1N1 Type A flu (roughly 50/50% chance of it being the Swine Flu). We take the same precautions as if they have the Swine Flu to protect ourselves and our other patients. As the flu is spread through the air (air-borne), we wear a special air particulate mask and special protective clothing to protect ourselves and our other patients. We place them in a private room with vents that only circulate air within their room and to the outside. None of our patients have died from it on our Pediatric floor yet, thank God, but about a handful of patients from other floors of our hospital and the ER, HAVE died from it. I suppose because of the media coverage, parents are bringing their kids in early, at the start of the illness, so their outcomes are better.
Most of the deaths that have occurred, have affected people in their 20's with no other previous health issues. There are theories out there that older adults have been exposed to similar flu strains and have developed some sort of immunity that is helping them to help ward it off. The Swine Flu that has been going around has a similar genetic makeup to like four different previous flu strains. Another theory is that 20 somethings delay in seeking treatment and do not take care of themselves as well. I know many people in their 20's that regularly get only a few hours of sleep, eat only when they have the chance, work full-time jobs AND take classes, and still exercise and party. Please, at the first signs of illness, not only bring in your very young and the elderly, but yourselves as well!
It is still a tough chose to make, whether to receive the vaccine or not. There are always risks and possible side-effects to consider before getting a flu shot or any type of vaccine. People ARE dying from the Swine Flu, while others drink some miso soup and lots of other liquids, get lots of rest, and eventually recover. I personally have not received nor plan on receiving the "regular" flu shot. I have not made up my mind quite yet whether I will receive the Swine Flu vaccine or not...
gosh uhhhhh i hate this. i hate shots. i dont think ive ever gotten a flu shot in my life. im 19. i dont want to jinx it but i rarely get seriously sick . im a hypochondriac so im always freaking out ha but i never really get sick. i havent been to the doctor for being SICK for years. i havent planned on getting a shot at all. i hope that is alright. im not even a washing hands freak or anything, i take vitamins and if i feel like im getting sick i take an airborne tablet or antioxidant tea right away just to makemyself feel better
I have heard from several sources (not sure how accurate) that people die each year of the regular flu and the media is just hyping up the swine flu deaths to create panic b/c the FDA/drug companies want people to get vaccinated. thoughts? personally, i have never had a regular flu shot and i think i got the flu once in my twenties...my 2 yr old was sick with a really high fever for 3 days last year. the ped said it was swine flu but she is fine now. I don't get the difference between swine flu and regular flu.
The shot has not been around long enough to prove it's prevention. Unfortunately, we are being swayed and manipulated by the government, that is owned by the big corporations i.e. dairy, beef, pharmaceuticals, etc. THERE IS NO PROOF that the H1N1 vaccine will prevent the flu. It will however, have potential side effects that are damaging and potentially fatal. Check out Youtube and the Washington Redskin cheereleader (BEAUTIFUL SWEET GIRL) that is newly married and now, she is permanently paralyzed from the shot. It is very sad. Within hours she was stricten with paralysis. Do your research. There is a lot out there to learn. I will not get the shot.
Here's a quote from 'NaturalNews'- Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday (note: this was October 23rd, 2009) in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA violated the law in its hasty approval of four swine flu vaccines by failing to scientifically determine neither the safety nor efficacy of the vaccines.
"The suit will seek an injunction against the FDA from approving the vaccine," attorney Jim Turner told NaturalNews on Thursday evening's Natural News Talk Hour show. "And the core of the argument is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be release at this time."
The suit seeks to not only nullify the FDA's unlawful "approval" of the four H1N1 influenza vaccines, but to also ask the court to issue an injunction that would halt any mandatory vaccination requirements.
I am a pharmacy technician and we've been hit with patients needing medications for flu and swine flu. The thing that made me go for the shot (which didn't hurt at all...and I don't like shots either) was that I could be exposed to it, and then expose it to a patient with a compromised immune system such as an elder patient that could die from it. I haven't had the swine flu shot yet, but it's on my list.
As bad as it is for me to take part in animal testing, I would feel just as bad if I were responsible with causing the death of a person and the pain their family members would go through. I know it's a little drastic. Also, the pharmacist offered to pay for it. (c:
For those of you who question whether the flu shot really prevents you from contracting the flu, flu shots only help to prevent you from getting that particular flu strain for which it was designed. The "regular" helps prevent you from getting a particular strain thought to be going around at that particular time, and only that particular flu strain. You can still contract another flu strain going around. The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine, helps to prevent you from contracting the Swine Flu and only the Swine Flu. You can still contract another flu not caused by the H1N1 virus. Hope this helps.