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    Flu shots

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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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    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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    As a medical professional, I do not get the yearly flu vaccine. Neither do half my coworkers.
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    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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    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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    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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    There were no vaccinations available when Spanish flu was doing the rounds.
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    I think the Spanish flu vaccine was the first vaccine
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    Er ... I suspect you are saying that contracting Spanish flu was the first infection to steel the immune system against Spanish flu?
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