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Old 21 November 2019, 11:49
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IMO the flu shot is the biggest fraud perpetrated on the public. You get the virus of what you are "most likely" to get. So nothing says you won't get sick, you're just unlikely to get what someone at the CDC thinks is going to go around. No thanks. Perhaps if I was much older and worried about the flu turning into a bigger issue, but I've had enough shots for god knows what.
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Old 21 November 2019, 11:58
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I remember back in 76-77 when the Russian Swine Flu was going around. I was in 2d BN, they lined up the whole BN, Company by Company and gave a Flu Shot in each arm. That weekend more than 3/4s of the BN had the flu.... That really sucked.

I am not a big Flu Shot believer.
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Old 21 November 2019, 12:00
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^If you were sick for a weekend, you didn't have the flu.
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Old 21 November 2019, 12:08
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no, we got the flu that following weekend. sick for a week.
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Old 21 November 2019, 12:23
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I had to have smoked all my life or be 65, you know, like SilverBullet to get the pneumonia shot.
Don'r project because you like to smoke pole.

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Old 21 November 2019, 13:41
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Old 21 November 2019, 13:50
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I got mine about a month ago and it fucked up my whole left side. I think the pharmacist hit me in a nerve or something. I also asked about a pneumonia shot, as I had double pneumonia this summer and the rule is I had to have smoked all my life or be 65, you know, like SilverBullet to get the pneumonia shot.
You should see your PCP about the pneumovax. A recent history of pneumonia should make it a no-brainer, but also anyone who comes into contact with a broad cross section of the public should be covered as well.
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Old 21 November 2019, 16:28
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no, we got the flu that following weekend. sick for a week.
The actual flu will make you sick for a month and you'll not be able to do anything during that month.
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Old 21 November 2019, 17:04
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The vaccine they gave 2 years ago was a swing and a miss. Even the fucking pharmacist who gave me the shot got it. He told me the same. It was a very low protection rate. Wrong strain I guess.

My wife, 3 grandchildren and myself had it all at the same time and very late in the flu season, April. I haven't gotten the shot yet this year. I normally get it late Sept or early Oct. I think typically Nov-Mar is the highest number of cases.

Feel like shit now. I hope it's a temporary bug.
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Old 22 November 2019, 11:35
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The actual flu will make you sick for a month and you'll not be able to do anything during that month.
It might even kill you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
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Old 22 November 2019, 13:33
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no, we got the flu that following weekend. sick for a week.
The inoculation used a live virus back then. As a new medic I started giving flu shots in my battalion in the 82nd Airborne about then. We always gave them on Friday morning in each company's day room. The troops were always happy to see us show up. With myself it took about half a day before I began to feel sick and by Friday evening I'd be hitting the bunk early and feeling sorry for myself. That usually lasted a couple of days. By Monday, things would be getting back to normal. If the actual influenza had gone around it would have lasted a lot longer and you could have part or all of a battalion sick and potentially ineffective over a longer period of time. I don't know when the switch was made to the dead virus which has very little effect on me.
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Old 22 November 2019, 13:53
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The inoculation used a live virus back then. As a new medic I started giving flu shots in my battalion in the 82nd Airborne about then. We always gave them on Friday morning in each company's day room. The troops were always happy to see us show up. With myself it took about half a day before I began to feel sick and by Friday evening I'd be hitting the bunk early and feeling sorry for myself. That usually lasted a couple of days. By Monday, things would be getting back to normal. If the actual influenza had gone around it would have lasted a lot longer and you could have part or all of a battalion sick and potentially ineffective over a longer period of time. I don't know when the switch was made to the dead virus which has very little effect on me.
You administer those shots with an airgun, or whatever those nasty devices were called?
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Old 22 November 2019, 14:19
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You administer those shots with an airgun, or whatever those nasty devices were called?
I personally never used one, never wanted to and I was a Clinical Specialist. I remember those from the shot lines in basic training where we moved along like a bunch of dumb cattle. I think that's why most of us have bad memories from that multi traumatic experience. (18 years old, don't know where you are, everyone is yelling at you, you're all getting swabbed with the same wad of alcohol soaked cotton, and some guy just ahead has blood running down his arm while being yelled at for flinching.)

I was in an airborne infantry battalion and all the shots we gave were with needles. Lot's and lot's of nice small gauge needles! I used to train the new medics. Back then it was usually the first shot they'd ever given. I'd warn them that the soldiers were all watching, and not to let them know it was his first time. Within an hour they were quite experienced.
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Old 22 November 2019, 14:33
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You administer those shots with an airgun, or whatever those nasty devices were called?
Still have a scar.
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Old 22 November 2019, 18:42
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I get mine every year since I had the flu about 20yrs ago. However, last year the pharmacist administered the shot to the very top of my shoulder. It hurt for a good week.
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