posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 11:22 AM
Originally posted by carole9999
reply to post by DarkSecret
Also, I've noticed that I and others who do not receive a 'flu shot' every year simply don't catch it, but those who do receive one seem to get
Here is the info on flu vaccines...again.
First off, most people think they get the flu when they dont' have it. While it IS common, not as common as people think.
If you can talk on the phone, paint your nails, or read email, you don't have the flu.
Anyone who has truely had it, will tell you, that you literally feel like your on deaths door.
Someone could point a gun at your head and you would not care. You can't get up, going to the bathroom is a painful and monumental effort. It is the
five most miserable days of your life. And you would do anything to make it end.
So if that is not the fit of your illness, you don't have the flu.
Second, all types of flus go around. When you recieve a vaccination, you get the one for the strain that is prevalent that year. And it innoculates
you for that strain for the rest of your life. Which is why they urge you to get it every year because eventually you are stocked up against most
But it doesn't mean you can't get a strain that has already manifested before.
So when people say they got the vaccine but still got the flu, if it really was the flu, it doesn't mean they got, that years flu. probably one they
ddint' get vaccinated against before.
And most likely people that get the flu shots have careers that put them in the position of catching the flu.
[edit on 20-4-2009 by nixie_nox]