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Originally posted by JennyJen
I'm taking my chances and will have 'flu' for a week or so. I figure when it comes to the vaccine, they will primarily focus on getting those who haven't had flu, done first. Not to tempt fate but if they are no longer going to diagnose people and instead treat them in the mind that they have swine flu, then its time to abuse the system and at least pretend to have it and buy myself some time if this vaccine does become mandatory.
Originally posted by spikey
But yeah, If the poiso...i mean vaccine, becomes compulsory, i intend to 'create' a small (tiny) vaccinated area on all us (if you get my drift), upper left arm i should think. Complete with sterile pad and micropore tape, should anyone come to 'inspect' us. It may only delay things a bit, but that may be enough time to think of something else.
Originally posted by CaptainCaveMan
No Virus strains change and mutate every year.
You've had the normal flu but you still get it.
You cant become immune to an ever changing virus.
That is the work of vaccines, they give you an inactivated dose of the new strain to make you immune to it before you get it.
But next year its changed again they have to make another one before then.
They are making next years seasonal flu vaccine now.
This is not to be confused with colds either people get 5-6 colds per year but never get the full blown flu.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by The time lord
Then what is the point of the vaccine? It is only trying to simulate a previous infection. So, if you have already had it once... in theory, you shouldn't need a vaccine because it won't be any more effective than your previous infection was.