posted on Dec, 15 2003 @ 12:44 PM
Originally posted by NotTooHappy
I'm not getting a flu shot. I'm not worried about a government experiment, I just don't like putting an unknown substance in my body. I mean, if it
were a vaccine, why do you have to get one every year? I think it might just be a really storng antibiotic. Everyone I know who has gotten one so far
has been sick after a few days.
But they haven't DIED from it and they had no serious complications.
Viruses are mean little bastards. They mutate easily.
A new vaccine is made every year to fight the new, mutated viruses
Are you crazy!? Antibiotics DON'T WORK ON VIRUSES!
It is not an unknown substance. We all know these are weakened or dead virus bodies, to wich your immunologiacal system reracts and becomes immune to
the virus. You think of flu and see a man with his nose plucked, with high temperature, being in such state for a week. These symptomes show that the
organism is fighting the virus effectively.
BUT if one haven't been vaccinated, the virus would attack his lungs, heart and even brain, wich may cause a perlonged complications if not death.
Flu is a deadly, dangerous illness. If one doesn't make proper prophylaxis, it's his will to risk his life.
That's why I take my Vaccigrip every year.
[Edited on 15-12-2003 by Johnny]