I was told that the flu vaccine they use is always out dated so they are just putting old ones in to your system from year before...It changes that quickly! Not to mention, its a bit tough to trust government advice when the pharmacy companies are making bank and don't really care about what else is going into our body. There are many reasons why I wont get it.... For all we know, we are just the guinea pigs, especially these days with people thinking the population is getting to big. and them trying to be God to reduce
It is definitely a MUST every year for me and is required by a lot of companies to reduce the number of employees getting the flu and passing it along. Even with all the warnings out there about using good hygiene, belive it or not, there are still 46% of people that dont even wash their hands after the use the bathroom!! GROSS!! So yes, I am PRO especially if you are in the health care industry. But I get it to help protect myself, my elderly Father, my 7-month-old Grandson, and my 17-year-old Son who has an immune deficiency disorder. Get it now.
Anti. They don't help you at all. It might seem like they do, but the doctors or physicians that put the vaccine into you, are only putting old ones in that are not effective at all. Plus, the shot might even be more harmful than good. You're wasting money buy getting a flu shot. I'm not going to get a flu shot this year. I'd rather eat healthy and protect my immune system than get a flu shot, which will end up messing everything up.
I have had the flu shot every year in my life. Of course, there are symptoms following getting the shot but it is most definitely worth it. Most jobs and communities require that you get the flu shot. Why not protect your heath?
Against for us. We have learned how to keep our immune system healthy. That would be the best thing to do. We also do not believe in that one size fits all shot, there are some dangerous side effects. A lot of doctors may push these things because there may something in it for them. Look up how to keep you immune system up by diet and sleep.
Pro: I've gotten the flu shot every year but one and I have never gotten the flu but once. The one time I got the flu was on the same year that I didn't get the flu shot that I was supposed to get. Some people are different though and actually get sick because of the flu shot.
Anti: Never got one in 10 years. No flu in 10 years. Every year my elderly father got the shot, every year he got the flu. Maybe you would need 10 shots to hit all the strains. A healthy immune system is your best defense. But if you have a weakened immune system, perhaps some benefit.
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Anti: I get the flu every few years. I have heard and read about flu shot ingredients which turned me off. Do you know flu shots include mercury? A nurse friend got the flu shot, and having never had the flu in her life, she immediately came down with it. She no longer gets the shot and neither do medical staff where she works. They deal with and see the havoc it causes. I have tried many remedies for the flu. The best is to have a strong immune system. Sugar inhibits your immune system functioning and dairy causes phlegm. Avoid these if you can. Washing hands and avoiding handrails in public areas is important. If you get the flu, a homeopathic medicine " Oscillococcinum" cut my sick time to just 3 days. This with chicken soup, fruits, tea and getting rest is key too. If you decide to get the flu shot, remember, viruses are constantly mutating. Therefore, that next generation of mutated flu virus is more than likely already in circulation! Best to take care of yourself by beefing up your immune system!
My husband and I have been getting a yearly flu shot for 20 years straight. We have NOT had the flu nor any adverse health effects. We are extremely healthy and I am very much pro ALL vaccines. They do not hurt you....they keep people healthy.
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I'd like to echo what Aragene said. The best defense is a healthy immune system. To do that, exercise and plenty of fruits and vegetable. If you take decent care of yourself then even if you do get the flu, recovering from it is a lot easier. I've had the flu or flu-like symptoms (can't eat and/or exceptionally tired) 3 times in the last 10 or so years and I usually just buy a container of orange juice and munch on some plain crackers for a day or two.
The biggest thing to remember is that the flu is a virus which means it mutates constantly. Every flu vaccine you get, every year, is worthless the following year. I do believe there's been enough reported cases of people getting the flu FROM the vaccine to warrant concern. But I also wouldn't be surprised if the flu can mutate within a single season (which would account for the occasional person getting the flu even after the vaccine). The best, most immediate, way to counter that is your own immune system being in good shape.