That happened to me in 1964 (tenth grade high school), and that was the last time I ever took any flu shot or even any vaccine. I can't remember when I took the Salk polio thing that was very popular around that time. But I had it with the med world about the same time.
�Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.� Sir Winston Churchill
Really? Could you link me to that info?
I'm under the impression there's two types of influenza vaccines:
LAIV (live, attenuated influenza vaccine nasel spray) which contains live but attenuated influenza virus (weakened)
Flu shot (injection) which is an inactivated (killed) influenza vaccine.
Here in Europa we say: You want to get read of your Mother in Law, have her "take a flu shot". Instead, one can take high doses of Vitamin C you buy in powdwe form at the chemist and mix with water (one teaspoon flat in one quart water), but start on ONE gramm daily only, as at first it shall give a light diarea, imbarrasing? Then your guts get used to it.For how many month in winter - 2-3 month in a row, at some 3-4 times a week, especially in your country, food is no more food, only a filling mass of nutritionless greens. Please go to Bio products if you can . Its my 5th year without getting ill. Haleluia, I do exagerate every now and than, by going up to 3 gramms a day, but this is me only a very private choice. Sorry my english gramer is BAD? But here we talk HEALTH !!!!!!!
Please excuse me, if I got to personell, but I am revolted to read how things are going there. Love and Light Reny
I haven't had the flu shot in about 4 years and believe me, my employer is not very happy about their workers opting out of them either. Maybe it's just me but it seems like I get the flu whether I'm inoculated or not. They just tell me that it is a different strain than I've been vaccinated for so what's the point of putting some more chemicals and poisons in your body for something that may or may not prevent? My husband also opts out of it and I'm certainly not going to stick a weakened strain up my nose so I get a watered down version of the flu either. Seems to me that by receiving the shot, we're just giving the medical community more work.
Last edited by Auntie Eisel; 09-27-2012 at 02:14 AM.
I haven't had the flu shot in about 4 years and believe me, my employer is not very happy about their workers opting out of them either. Maybe it's just me but it seems like I get the flu whether I'm inoculated or not.
Employers, doctors, and even your local Walmart will try to push them on you. I've refused them for years now, and haven't had the flu. I have avoided people in public who appear to be sick, was my hands immediately after coming home from shopping, and I use the shopping cart wipes on the carts I use...every little bit really helps, I haven't had any colds for years either (knock on wood).
Those who are more susceptible, should definitely take higher doses of vitamin D3 and vitamin C during those winter flu months. 5-10,000 IUs of D3 daily, and 3,000mg of vitamin C...or to bowel tolerance.
Ask who is demanding the shot IF IT 100% GUARANTEES you WON"T GET SOME TYPE OF FLU for crying out loud!!
Aren't the phoney bs vaccines for PREVIOUS strains? sheeesh. IT IS NO GUARANTEE and THEY KNOW IT. SAME WITH CHILDREN"S VACCINES. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE! They are caught up in the main stream media bs blitz. If anything the reaction from the harmful ingredients (check out what they use for preservatives) will lower immunity, imo. Allergic reaction? Brain Swelling months later that WONT be attributed to the bs vaccines?
Why don't they push HEALTHY DIETS? Smoking cessation programs? Relaxation techniques? Washing hands after using the bathroom!!!!
Really? They push big pharma vaccines? The asshats. They probably get some financial kick backs like doctors once did in the 80's when pushing pharmaceutical drugs became the rage!!
Don't give up. Don't give in. They are sheeple. Drug companies are the devil and ARE MARKETING GENIUSES. They don't give a crap about anyone's "health." They care ONLY about MAKING MONEY - damnit. I am certain that the drug makers don't give a rat's butt whether some elderly person or some pregnant woman is protected against the flu - or anything else. It's a MARKETING CAMPAIGN. That is ALL. Look to see how much of the budget dollars that drug makers contribute TO THE FDA. Aaarggghhhh.. Over 40%!!!
We are HUMAN TEST SUBJECTS for the DRUG MAKERS. And many blindly trust their doctors...who were once given vacations, free golf clubs, etc FOR PUSHING THE DRUGS ON UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS: their own patients.
Tell your doctors you want them given shots FIRST and you will be second from the same exact vial. It will NEVER happen. For I feel the doctors DO NOT GET THE VACCINES! Nor, do their families or people they care about.
The literature I recently read on the inactivated influenza vaccine says that the live, attenuated (weakened) version is sprayed into the nose. And the inactive (killed) is given by injection, thimerosal-free is available.
I haven't had a flu shot in years and haven't gotten the flu in as many.
It's a matter of good hygiene. Wash your hands. Wipe down your shopping carts. Don't be next to someone that is sick. The fact that anyone would show up in public with a flu is beyone me, but I digress...