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    I didn't get a flu shot this year as I learned that unless you can get an individual dose vaccine (I tried but it wasn't available), you will be exposed to preservatives, including mercury. Since I'm older, my doc had even recommended a double dose now available for seniors. Well, I didn't do it and now am reading news stories saying that if you haven't gotten it, you'd better as it is going to be bad.

    What do yo think? Did you get a flu shot or do you think the vaccine carries more risk than benefit?
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  • #2
    I believe all vaccines are not worth the risk.
    But I looked into this for a long time before deciding that. But that is the simple answer for our family.

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    • #3
      As a medical professional, I do not get the yearly flu vaccine. Neither do half my coworkers.
      “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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      • #4
        OP: I believe you made a wise choice.

        10% of the workforce where I work were laid off sick today with flu.

        I have only caught flu once in my lifetime and have taken a flu vaccine once in my lifetime. It took about 100 x longer to get over the adverse affects of the vaccine than it did to recover from flu.
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        • #5
          Vaccinations can cause hypothyroidism. Not only that, vaccines actually put you at more risk for illnesses, eg; seasonal flu shot doubles your risk for h1n1.

          Another example, Spanish flu was caused by vaccinations. The only ones who did not get Spanish flu were the ones who declined the vaccine.
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          • #6
            I'm in the no-shot group. I've had the flu twice in my life. The shot makes me sick every time, however. I'm not cavalier about the flu, I know it's a nasty disease that can kill, but the shot makes me sick guaranteed and the last time I had it I ended up in the hospital. So, no shot for me. I think the only immunization I get these days is my tetanus booster.
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            Current Weight: 174
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            • #7
              There were no vaccinations available when Spanish flu was doing the rounds.
              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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              • #8
                I think the Spanish flu vaccine was the first vaccine
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                • #9
                  Er ... I suspect you are saying that contracting Spanish flu was the first infection to steel the immune system against Spanish flu?
                  F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                  • #10
                    Yes

                    http://www.whale.to/vaccine/sf1.html
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by janie View Post
                      I didn't get a flu shot this year as I learned that unless you can get an individual dose vaccine (I tried but it wasn't available), you will be exposed to preservatives, including mercury. Since I'm older, my doc had even recommended a double dose now available for seniors. Well, I didn't do it and now am reading news stories saying that if you haven't gotten it, you'd better as it is going to be bad.

                      What do yo think? Did you get a flu shot or do you think the vaccine carries more risk than benefit?
                      just take general precautions

                      wash your hands frequently, don't rub your eyes or nose or mouth right after coming in contact with other peoples stuff, if someone coughs in your vicinity then hold your breath while glaring at them and forking the evil eye
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                      yeah you are

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                      • #12
                        Fair enough. I believe that a viral infection can strengthen the immune system.
                        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                          Fair enough. I believe that a viral infection can strengthen the immune system.
                          This is true.

                          One more thing:

                          Thimerosal neurotoxicity is associated with ... [Neurotoxicology. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI
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                          • #14
                            I'm not sure what you mean by older, but I'm close to the age where doctors strongly advise getting it. I'm going to wait. My grandmother waited 'til she was about 80 to get it annually; my mom got it at 70 but she was a Type2 diabetic and felt she should be cautious about other things. So, I may get it in about 20 years, but not yet, even though to some, I'm older.
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                            • #15
                              The last time I had the flu was about 10 years ago, which was in my fat & sick pre-primal days. I never get the vaccine. I just make sure I get plenty of vitamin D, wash my hands, eat healthy, and lift heavy things.
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