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I've never had the flu, so never got the shot.
I'm either extremely lucky or maybe I'm genetically immune, who knows?
reply to post by wildtimes
Well, I had the actual flu once. And along with mono, it was up there with the sickest I have ever been in my life. I had no problems AT ALL distinguishing it from the effects of the shot.
I think given a choice between pneumonia (had that once) and the flu, I pick pneumonia.
On top of which, they gave me Symmetrel for the flu, and not only was I sick as a dog, I hallucinated worse than when I was on Lariam for a long time.
I've never had one and neither has anyone in my family circle. I forbid it. The school which My daughter attends asked her if she had one and she told them no and they asked her if she wanted one and she said no and they said why and she said "call MY DAD". I NEVER RECEIVED THAT CALL. When you see those shots getting handed out on every corner, every store,---IT MEANS SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG. Never trust the CDC, government (in general), and the shills who work for them.edit on 5-11-2013 by Fylgje because: typos galore I hate my keyboard with a passion!!
Exactly why shouldn't you trust the CDC?
The shots are provided everywhere because even if you don't have the flu, you can be a carrier, and pass it to every person around you. And on a bad year, 30-55k people die, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and it puts a strain on infrastructure, and costs the economy billions.
Need more reasons??
reply to post by Fylgje
Three strains, actually, but you have a point. It's little more than a shot in the dark at a moving target, not to mention self-defeating when post-shot sicklyness is involved.