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Flu shots? For them or against ?

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  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,465 Member
    Quarantine was also the preferred method of control for tuberculosis until effective antibiotic treatment was developed. Antibiotics closed the sanatoriums.

    Quarantine or natural immunity was the only prayer during the Black Plague.

    I believe that pandemic and the Chinese famines were the closest we got to extermination as a species. If I recall correctly the world population dropped to one third.
  • TonyB0588
    TonyB0588 Posts: 9,520 Member
    jgnatca wrote: »
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    I've never had the shot, and most people I know wouldn't have had it either.

    Seems to depend a bit on what country you live in apparently.

    It might be worthwhile to check the hospitalization/death rates for your country during flu season.

    I did. Very low.

    Asked my doctor about it recently, as this MFP thread was puzzling me.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,465 Member
    Now it’s going to drive me crazy until I find out what country this is.
  • prescottgal7
    prescottgal7 Posts: 12 Member
    I fly internationally 2 or 3 times a year. You bet I get a flu shot. Airplanes are giant petri dishes of bacteria, viruses and germs. My whole family gets the shot yearly.
  • teagirlmedium
    teagirlmedium Posts: 679 Member
    I don't care if other people get the shot, I view it as thier choice. I am actually against the flue shot for myself. I am afraid of needles. When I lived alone without pets I would not get it. My view is if someone gets me sick with the flue I will just stay home by myself. However, now that I am around my family and have pets I have to take care of I get the shot. The pets need food, and they need their litter box changed/ dogs need to be let in and out, I can't risk getting the flue and being useless for multiple days. I prefer the mist, even though I had minor flue symptoms when I had it. But it is not a needle, so I go for it.
  • ManBehindTheMask
    ManBehindTheMask Posts: 615 Member
    @TeacupsAndToning what are your thoughts about this topic?
  • ManBehindTheMask
    ManBehindTheMask Posts: 615 Member
    @TeacupsAndToning what are your thoughts about this topic?

    You're so mean to me lol

    Hey I was just tagging you in a thread I know you love ;)
  • rheddmobile
    rheddmobile Posts: 6,841 Member
    I don't care if other people get the shot, I view it as thier choice. I am actually against the flue shot for myself. I am afraid of needles. When I lived alone without pets I would not get it. My view is if someone gets me sick with the flue I will just stay home by myself. However, now that I am around my family and have pets I have to take care of I get the shot. The pets need food, and they need their litter box changed/ dogs need to be let in and out, I can't risk getting the flue and being useless for multiple days. I prefer the mist, even though I had minor flue symptoms when I had it. But it is not a needle, so I go for it.

    I'm sorry to hear you're afraid of needles. Thank you for being responsible towards other people despite your fears.

    The only problem with your original plan of staying home if you got sick was that you can give the flu to others before you realize you have it yourself. Flu is contagious before it's symptomatic.
  • teagirlmedium
    teagirlmedium Posts: 679 Member
    Thanks rheddmobile for your comment. My last job was at a casino. People go to the casino to gamble for hours even when they are coughing and sneezing. The casino had a nurse come in and give the shot to people who wanted it. When she was talking she explained why it was a good idea to get the shot. I agreed with her so I got the shot.

  • michael1976_ca
    michael1976_ca Posts: 3,488 Member
    i'm going for my shot tomorrow. I never really get sick during the winter
  • dwilliamca
    dwilliamca Posts: 319 Member
    I have nothing against them, but never have had the flu and haven't even had a cold in probably 20 years so I don't bother getting one. Maybe someday I'll sing a different tune.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,465 Member
    Not to mention that children are in the high risk category....
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