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Originally posted by maryhinge
Originally posted by SpearMint
The vaccine is based on a prediction of what strain of influenza people will be exposed to. If the virus evolves enough then the vaccine won't be protective, that's why a new one comes out every year. There is no guarantee that the vaccine will stop you getting the flu.edit on 8-1-2013 by SpearMint because: (no reason given)
my DR told me these exact words so if you get a different type of flu the vaccine doesnt do anything
Now see, you've touched on an important point here, but for a different reason than the perfectly valid one you mentioned.
"…the vaccine makes your body recognise and therefore able to defend against a certain strain (or multiple strains, not quite sure) of influenza. Viruses are constantly evolving..."
Originally posted by minettejo
It is also long.....two weeks before you feel yourself.
I also have to warn anyone who gets it, there is a secondary virus hanging out with it. Most people in my area are getting a pretty good cold about a week after. As I type this, my throat is sore, so I am sucking back a lemon-baking soda concoction and have squeezed fresh oranges for juice for the family in the morning.
I feel incredibly sad for the family that lost that beautiful girl. You have to be cautious with any virus.
Main contributes are environment.. such as sunlight, interaction between host species.
Stay away from people who have recently had an immunization, such as a vaccine for
chicken pox or small pox. Check with your doctor about which vaccines are
important and how long you should stay away from people who have had them.