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Posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

Dear Walt & friends, is there ever a time when someone should get the shot for Swine Flu. I am teaching first grade and being encouraged to get the shot as is my daughter who lives on campus. Any suggestions,
Thank you!
Amy


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Re: Flu shot

Posted by Michele [4954.6457] on September 06, 2009 at 14:39:51:

In Reply to: Flu shot posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

There are more complications with the shot than getting the flu. So
far, the flu is "catchy" but has not proven to be more dangerous than
any other flu.
My suggestion; ignore the suggestions to get the shot!


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Re: Flu shot

Posted by Jayne [10093.7886] on September 06, 2009 at 15:12:01:

In Reply to: Flu shot posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

let your conscience (did I spell that right!!!??) be your guide........
if you watch the Media,,,they are bound to scare anyone!!!


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Re: Flu shot (Combination of approaches is best. Archive in immunization.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on September 07, 2009 at 07:43:35:

In Reply to: Flu shot posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

Amy,

I would caution anyone not to totally depend upon the "flu shot" to prevent the flu. A combination of approaches (3LS, washing hands frequently, covering your face when coughing and sneezing, wearing an N95 rated mask when in public, using alcohol gel on hands whenever touching a public surface, etc. are all preventive and not only preventive but helpful in preventing complications of HAVING the flu.

Anyone with high exposure, or the complications of chronic disease, should consider the flu shot as an addendum.

Walt


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Re: Flu shot (Combination of approaches is best. Archive ADDENDUM

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on September 07, 2009 at 07:45:25:

In Reply to: Flu shot posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

Amy,

I would caution anyone not to totally depend upon the "flu shot" to prevent the flu. A combination of approaches (3LS, washing hands frequently, covering your face when coughing and sneezing, wearing an N95 rated mask when in public, using alcohol gel on hands whenever touching a public surface, etc. are all preventive and not only preventive but helpful in preventing complications of HAVING the flu.

Anyone with high exposure, or the complications of chronic disease, should consider the flu shot as an addendum.

Do not forget the importance of whole house humidification!

Walt


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Posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 07, 2009 at 09:10:36:

In Reply to: Flu shot posted by Amy [3201.8112] on September 06, 2009 at 14:36:55:

My kids, husband, and I will be avoiding the swine flu shot. It has bad additives like mercury and squalene and isn't adequately tested.
Suggest you read the postings further down the board about swine flu and vaccines-even if you decide to take the shot, one post has advice from Dr Douglass for before and after the shot.


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Posted by AT [11797.4426] on September 07, 2009 at 10:04:45:

In Reply to: Re: Flu shot posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 07, 2009 at 09:10:36:

A TV "doctor" said you can ask for the swine vaccine without the mercury. They have one "with" and one "without"???


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Posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 07, 2009 at 10:42:24:

In Reply to: Re: Flu shot posted by AT [11797.4426] on September 07, 2009 at 10:04:45:

one post further down is a 60 minutes report about the 1970's swine flu vaccine. The one tested was different than the one used.
There are several different manufacturers for the current vaccine. Who knows what each will have in it and which was tested, however little. Most recent reports were that only 45 mil doses will be available by mid-October-is that a little from each manufacturer or the whole supply from one? What are the odds that any medical provider is going to have a variety of vaccine versions for you to pick from?
I don't remember if it's NYC or NY state that says they are providing vaccine to all their elementary school students- chances are that's one batch with no choices as to variety. And kids vaccinated without their parents present, as in the school setting, are hardly likely to ask any questions, much less make requests.
Senior citizens usually line up at some public shot clinic or a store pharmacy giving shots for their regular flu shot, kids often go to health department clinics for their regular vaccines. Are any of these places likely to offer a variety of vaccines or even be staffed by people who can speak intelligently on what vaccine they are distributing?
If the vaccine comes out at little at a time, as reports indicate now, 45 mil by mid-october, total of 195 mill come late december, are providers likely to get more than one variety in? Do most of them even know which is preferable to request? Are doctors even involved in that decision at a local level or is there an employee at most medical practices in charge of ordering supplies-perhaps with an eye to best availability and/or price?
I don'tknow the answer to these questions. Do you?


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Posted by AT [11797.4426] on September 07, 2009 at 14:22:29:

In Reply to: Re: Flu shot posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 07, 2009 at 10:42:24:

I was rather shocked when he said it and didn't really think it was believeable. I'll go to the website and see if it explains it but kind of doubt that as well.


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