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Will You Get The H1N1 Immunization?  
User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

I personally am almost looking forward to getting it at this point. H1N1 is spreading rapidly in California, especially at colleges.

Are you going to get the vaccine?

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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3377 times:



Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
Are you going to get the vaccine?

Yes

Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
especially at colleges.

I teach at a university and work at a hospital as well, so I have to get vaccinated.



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8228 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

My 8 year granddaughter get hers today - a priority patient because of her medical history. Her 5 year old brother also got one - the price of being in the same room at the wrong time.

My wife is also a priority because of her leukemia and should get hers tomorrow.

I'll get mine when the VA says it's my turn. They gave the "normal" flue shots early in order to extend the time between the two. I anticipate they will be calling us in based on our priorities. Don't even want to think what those are.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Already got it..part of the work/study requirement. Strangely enough, I was sick with flu for 3-4 days after getting the shot... and it wasn't swine flu...hmmm .. scratchchin 


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3367 times:



Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
Are you going to get the vaccine?

Probably not.


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

I will get it as soon as they offer it at UCSF.

I am a UCSF student, and I get the free flu shot each year. I think they'll be getting the H1N1 vaccine soon (I don't know when).

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Nope, as I don't think it's been tested enough and swine flu is virtually no different to ordinary flu. I've only ever had flu once, and that was 14 years ago


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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5602 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

No way. I've had the flu twice in my life, when I was 3 and about 2 years ago. Never had a flu shot before, either. The new H1N1 strain is really no different than the regular flu anyways.

Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
H1N1 is spreading rapidly in California, especially at colleges.

Oooooh. The flu going around a college. Say it ain't so!


Sorry for the sarcasm. I just feel this whole "swine flu" hysteria has gone out of control.

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 2):
My 8 year granddaughter get hers today - a priority patient because of her medical history.



Quoting Ken777 (Reply 2):

My wife is also a priority because of her leukemia and should get hers tomorrow.

 thumbsup  These are the people that should get it, just like any other flu shot.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
I was sick with flu for 3-4 days after getting the shot... and it wasn't swine flu...hmmm ..

You were probably already exposed to another flu or cold virus, and the shot just weakened your immune system further.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3341 times:



Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
Are you going to get the vaccine?

No. My immune system has always been strong enough the few times I actually had a regular flu.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

I am not going to take it. I did not take any other vaccines and never had any problems with the vaccine protecting illnesses. I never get flu. Also I believe it's much a media hype.
It is not mandatory where I live so I am free to choose not to be vaccinated.



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3329 times:



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 7):
Oooooh. The flu going around a college. Say it ain't so!

From what I can see, H1N1 is spreading faster than the flu last year. If I'm sick for one week, I'll lose 10% of my time this quarter and I'd prefer not to do that.


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3467 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
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I have to. My immune system is below normal as i was operated on and they removed my spline and 60% of my pancreas. Doctors warned me then to avoid the flu.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3320 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 11):
I have to. My immune system is below normal as i was operated on and they removed my spline and 60% of my pancreas.

Number 1 priority is that you should protect your health SOBHI. I had no idea that you had these important health issues. I hope and pray that you will be allright.  sun 



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Not a freakin’ way!

I am not going to get immunised against something that hasn’t been *proven* to be anything else than a ”normal” influenza.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5602 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3311 times:



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 13):
hasn’t been *proven*

Not only that, but there is ZERO data to support such a hypothesis. But that doesn't sell papers, unfortunately.

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):
From what I can see, H1N1 is spreading faster than the flu last year.

Any hard data to support that?

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):
If I'm sick for one week, I'll lose 10% of my time this quarter and I'd prefer not to do that.

Have you ever gotten a flu shot in years past?



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3301 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 3):
I was sick with flu for 3-4 days after getting the shot... and it wasn't swine flu...hmmm

Low Immunity.

Concentrate on building up your Immune system.green tea is very good.

Out here there is a combined Influenza + H1N1 vaccine available.

regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3291 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Out here there is a combined Influenza + H1N1 vaccine available.

I’d prefer:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Concentrate on building up your Immune system.



User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3279 times:



Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
Are you going to get the vaccine?

Nope.

Flu for me is one, max. 2 days of not feeling very well. H1N1 is just a cousin of regular flu (and a very convenient money-maker for big pharma).


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

No. It's a waste of time, money, and isn't worth the type the media and a few on here would lead you to believe.

User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

No, as my immune system is working fine, no issue with the rest of the family... The School were the kids go have send already a notice that H1N1 has been found in students going to that School...., so far nothing dramatic happen......

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3240 times:

Nope. My wife is required to and her employer is paying for it, but I am not. If I get it, I will probably get sick for a few days and that is it. If people were better about washing their hands and staying in when they are sick, this bug wouldn't spread so quickly.


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3208 times:



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 14):
Any hard data to support that?

No, but I didn't look for any either.

Although: “It’s only October and we’ve already seen nearly as many pediatric deaths as we typically see in a whole year,” said Dr. Tom Hirt of PriMed Centerville Family Practice.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...h1n1-flu-complications-350068.html

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 14):
Have you ever gotten a flu shot in years past?

Yes, with no ill effects. Its impossible to get the flu from the flu shot.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3200 times:



Quoting Aa757first (Thread starter):
Are you going to get the vaccine?

Yes - I'm 57 with no health issues, but I've found for years that when I get a regular flu shot, my number of colds and sick days in the flu season is significantly lower.

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 13):
that hasn’t been *proven* to be anything else than a ”normal” influenza.



Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 14):
but there is ZERO data to support such a hypothesis.

Are you saying this is not a different strain, different version than the regular flu?

Because that has been proven beyond any doubt. It is not a hypothesis, but a fact.

Now, are you saying this is not any worse than the 'normal' flu? That might be true. What has been proven is that H1N1 is killing people who would have survived normal flu by significant numbers.

Normal years - we get vaccinated against one or three versions of the flu, and we do not get vaccinated against the three to five relatively rare versions. Some years the rare versions turn out to be the most common and most of the people are vulnerable.

This year all they are recomending is two vaccinations - one for the normal expected versions, and one for a special version which is a proven killer.

There could still be one of the other versions of flu for which we will not be vaccinated against that spreads heavily.

Part of the discussion reminds me of threads six or seven months ago which said the Swine Flu is just a myth, a short term media hype. Well, it is half a year later, it is still here, and it has killed almost 2 dozen children ages 6-15 in the Dallas / Fort Worth area in the past month. The majority of which had no underlying health issues.


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

There's nothing like the flu to bring out 50 different kinds of crazy in people, e.g. some of the comments in this thread.

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8228 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3181 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 6):
swine flu is virtually no different to ordinary flu.

There is one difference that's significant - viral pneumonia much more commonly than the typical flu. This appears to be one factor that is killing kids at a higher than norma rate.

Quote:
The World Health Organization urged doctors Friday to treat suspected swine flu cases as quickly as possible with antiviral drugs, warning that the virus can cause potentially life-threatening viral pneumonia much more commonly than the typical flu, sometimes in relatively young, otherwise healthy people.

"It's not like seasonal influenza," said Nikki Shindo, a medical officer in the WHO's Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Department. "It can cause very severe disease in previously healthy young adults."

Unlike the seasonal flu, Shindo said, the virus appears more likely to travel deep into the lungs, where it can cause viral pneumonia. Such a condition can cause severe lung damage and a life-threatening condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome.

"Remarkably different is this small subset of patients that presents very severe viral pneumonia," Shindo said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn.../AR2009101601384.html?hpid=topnews


25 SOBHI51 : Thank you MadameConcorde
26 Aero145 : No Yes I am sure you can prove that to me very well I am not going to get vaccinised and I recommend people not to do it, rather build up their immun
27 Swissy : Washing is a given and we are very strict with our kids in that regard.... however what makes me wonder is why on earth in no one wearing a mask.....
28 ArmitageShanks : I work in a hospital and I signed all the paperwork to deny the flu and H1N1 shots. I've never had a flu shot of any kind. From what I've asked around
29 Matt727 : Got the injection on Thursday. I work as a nurse at an infectious disease clinic. During the next couple of months we'll be getting a lot of flu pati
30 Jeremy : No. I will wash my hands and eat healthy. It's always helped before.
31 AmricanShamrok : No. I'd rather take my chances because I hate getting immunised. It's not too much different from "normal" flu anyway so I'm not that bothered.
32 PPVRA : Nah. Never had a flu shot and always been fine. If I were to get one, maybe the regular flu, but not H1N1. Aside from being developed in a rush, I kno
33 FLY2HMO : I guess I'm already immunized by accident. I met patient 0, the first confirmed case in Mexico, who's my cousin's girlfriend's sister. She said all sh
34 Aero145 : Differences in immune systems? Or just different influenzas, all said to be the socalled H1N1. Above smiley not meant for you.
35 Dreadnought : No. 3 people in my family have already gotten it (2 confirmed as Swine flu), and all three brushed it off within 2 or 3 days - even easier than the t
36 FLY2HMO : Most likely a combination of both.
37 DocLightning : It's been tested exactly like every other flu shot. I don't understand why you think it's somehow under-tested. Obviously, as a pediatrician, I need
38 Ken777 : Looks like my granddaughter didn't get her shot fast enough as she went to hospital this morning with a very high temp and got the H1N1 Dx a few hours
39 DocLightning : Oh no, Ken! The good news is that the vaccine may help to shorten the duration and lessen the severity of the illness. She's in my thoughts. Please k
40 TheCol : I have a pre-existing medical condition, in addition to working at a POE, so I plan to get vaccinated ASAP.
41 Aero145 : Mm, when I think about it it makes sense. Oh well, I still am not worried, and hope that the vaccine won’t have any ill effects on you. Regards D
42 HT : Yes, but only if/when it gets dispensed at my employer, who (at another plant) actually is one of the producers of the normal seasonal flu vaccines as
43 Signol : I had the H1N1 virus itself in July / August - came in two waves, first time my GP thought it was a chest infection, 2nd an ear infection. Only later
44 BNE : Probably yes; H1N1 might be a cousin of a regular flu but I think its a much worse family member. A friend has just been of work for the last 8 weeks
45 Cedars747 : Sobhi please take care of your health Alex!!!
46 DocLightning : It's true that H1N1 isn't that far off the mark from a typical flu, although it has some remarkable characteristics, such as the fact that the patien
47 Lrockeagle : No chance I'm getting a flu shot of any kind! I get the flu, bad, every time I've ever had the shot....... I'm not very worried about dying from any t
48 Post contains links WarRI1 : http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-10-17-14-26-04 Maybe this will help the people who say there is nothing to worry about. It
49 Aero145 : Well, I hadn’t given that a thought, that I must admit. Well no, when getting a flu-shot stopped being mandatory, I didn’t ask for more shots lat
50 SOBHI51 : Thank you Alex, will do.
51 Maverick623 : What proof? I have yet to see any. Mmm, yes, reference a media story headline to prove that it's not media hype. Read further down. The extra deaths
52 MillwallSean : I am not having it. I never take any influenza vaccines and cant see a reason to have this one either. We are given it for free and I can stay at home
53 Flanker : I will not. I think i already had it anyway.
54 Ken777 : What you're seeing in the media are reports from doctors and medical establishments noting the abnormal situation of otherwise well kids dying form H
55 WarRI1 : Maybe it is another conspiracy to sell drugs, give me a break. I guess the Spanish flu was another trumped up media job. I childs death is too much,
56 Maverick623 : Not exactly a conspiracy, and probably not to sell drugs. Just selling headlines. Nice to see you compare apples to nuclear bombs. The Spanish flu ki
57 WarRI1 : I wonder what my Grandchildrens Doctor is selling, seeing how we are following his advice for them to get the shots. I wonder what my wifes Doctor is
58 Ken777 : I think there have been a few factors in our current situation. First, we're still early in the flu season so the problem may be just ramping up. The
59 Maverick623 : War, I don't know what your problem is. Your doctor has recommended the flu shot for you and your family, probably like he does every year because of
60 Dazed767 : I had my spleen out 9 years ago. Last winter was bad for me, 3 different occasions with the fever/chills, body ache (to the point it hurt to walk), fe
61 SOBHI51 : With your history and taking last year experience in consideration if i was in your shoes i will be the first to get that shot. BTW i also lost my sp
62 JJJ : It's anecdotal evidence, but a nurse that shoots at my club told me the full mask/gloves/etc. it's more about making the patient take his flu serious
63 WarRI1 : Absurd, I have been replying to your dismissing of the swine flu as of no concern. I follow my Doctors advice and my children do about the Grandchild
64 Ken777 : Too many. As for my family driving, I buy cars that have decent safety records, get concerned about air bags, shoulder belts, etc. I also don't drink
65 Aa757first : Could you cite this? What about the 1/3 who didn't have pre-existing conditions. They'd probably be okay if they got the vaccination.
66 Ferengi80 : Couldn't agree with you more, Sunshine79! I don't trust it, ain't goin' anywhere near it! I will probably get the regular flu jab as I am considered
67 DocLightning : Guys, the H1N1 jab IS the regular jab! It's identical except for the strain of virus used in it. It's no more different from the 2009 jab than the 20
68 GQfluffy : I...I...I can't touch this.
69 DocLightning : What? My shaft? (Sorry, mods! I just couldn't resist! It was too easy!)
70 Aero145 : D....D.....D....Doc, y...you’re.. d....d....daaa....dang....DANGEROUS!!!
71 Ken777 : Maybe someone told them you're gay. As for kickbacks, difficult to get in Pediatrics I guess. Now if there is a discovery that Viagra can be an excel
72 NA : No, in a way. I´ve had the worst flue of my life last winter. I´ll get a vaccination, but for the "normal" flu. As I´m not in constant contact to m
73 GQfluffy : The press around Cincinnati have blamed 3 deaths (2 college-age kids, one under 10) on swine flu, only to print retractions a few days later when it w
74 A332 : No way. I'm not buying into this 'swine flu' hysteria... it's just another ploy by the durg/pharmaceutical companies to make more money and inject us
75 Post contains links PPVRA : Unplugged: H1N1 Cases Overestimated? http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5405872n&tag=api Interesting video.
76 A346Dude : Nope. I know a manufactured crisis when I see it.
77 Allrite : I've had the vaccination. I travel daily on public transport and have an infant at home, so I didn't want to infect him (and the vaccine isn't authori
78 WarRI1 : Excellant Post. I love the naysayers about the vacine and the swine flu. Like you said, we and our children are lucky today to have been the recipian
79 DocLightning : Why do you assume that we are out to get you? I say "we" because I'm a doctor. Yeah, I mistrust the drugco's, but to be fair, the sorts of expectatio
80 Ken777 : Saw a report the other day that the number of kids who have died so far this year is now at the level normally experienced for the full flu season. H1
81 WarRI1 : Bless them, I am glad all is OK.
82 WarRI1 : According to CNN at 7 PM President Obama has declared a national flu emergency. I do not know the conditions that caused this declaration. Getting wo
83 A346Dude : Yes, the rhetoric continues to get worse. The flu itself, not so much.
84 WarRI1 : [quote=A346Dude,reply=83]Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 82): According to CNN at 7 PM President Obama has declared a national flu emergency. I do not know the
85 A346Dude : No I do not have a medical degree either. But when you look at an illness that has thus far proven milder than seasonal flu while killing far fewer pe
86 Post contains links WarRI1 : All I have seen, including the head of the CDC,who said today again, Flu is on the march heavier than normal. Something is going on, that is not norm
87 DocLightning : No, I just read about it on a medical site that has news stories on it written in a more in-depth manner for physicians. The decision is largely a bu
88 A346Dude : Sure, but what else does this authorize? Why does government bother having laws and regulations if it just cancels them when things start to go south
89 DocLightning : As I understand, it authorizes hospitals to break certain procedures and certification requirements. Usually, if you want to provide patient care in
90 WarRI1 : Better to be safe than sorry, we do not always agree, but I bow to your expertize on health. I know whem I am outclassed.
91 Aa757first : I find this (and the false claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism) really scary. There are people out there that believe their own government and t
92 DocLightning : No, because there are new regulations about this. They can't market a drug for an off-label use and they can't give kickbacks. Furthermore, do you kn
93 Post contains images Bartonsayswhat : oh and btw i'm not getting the shot.
94 Allrite : Earlier this year Channel 7's Sunday Night program (a 60 Minutes clone) had one of those audience question/debates on childhood vaccinations. There's
95 DocLightning : Basically, there are risks to vaccines. They are about as common as risks to getting on a plane. In fact, they might be safer than air travel. The ma
96 Pelican : Interestingly today I got a new polio + tetanus + pertussis + diphtheria immunization and I asked my doctor about the flu immunization and she recomme
97 Victrola : Doc Lightning, What is the typical incubation period for a flu virus?
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