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Don't fear lack of Flu Vaccine..

by Rolway / October 26, 2004 7:00 AM PDT
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Re: Don't fear lack of Flu Vaccine..
by gearup / October 26, 2004 7:41 AM PDT

Where I live,in southeastern NY, no one has the vaccine.
I am a hi-risk person and have so far been on two lines for a flu shot..but didnt get one. I spoke to a few people on line. Several of them admitted they never get a flu shot but...

The were convinced by the media that this year they had to get the shot. I have instructed my children that if I get the flu and am done in by it that they sue the local newspapers as they have created the panic.

Meanwhile all I can do is wash my hands and change some of my shopping habits and hope for the best!

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Amen gearup..
by radean / October 26, 2004 8:52 AM PDT

I'm 60 years young, and have had 4 flu shots in my lifetime. And of course, I have had the flu on occasion, wished I were dead, but didn't happen.

Think this really shows the power of the media to scare people. Really! My first thought was "Oh No" what will we do? LOL. My wife is 65, so she is in a higher risk group, but her doctor said "We don't have any". Panic, panic...

But back to reality. I think it is irresponsible, almost criminal, to try to panic all of America about flu shots, just to get headlines in the media. A standard sales trick is to tell people they HAVE to have something, then tell them it is not available, except maybe at a higher price.
Makes me sick. And not with the flu.
And yes, I am aware of the possible need of the old, and very young, to get this shot.

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Re: Don't fear lack of Flu Vaccine..
by Rolway / October 26, 2004 8:52 AM PDT

Yep, Same thing up here Gearup. People that never had a Flu Shot or even considered one, all seem to want one now. There is vaccine available, or was, but have to get it from your Doctor. Apparently the Hospitals have some and are releasing it only to the Doctors for their high risk Patients. All the Flu Clinics that normally run this time of year have been canceled.

I wish you the best in getting a shot soon. Lets hope its a mild year and if vaccine does become available, its for the right stain of Flu. Three yrs ago I got a Shot in Oct. and wound up in the Hosital for 5 days in Jan. with the Flu. Different strain went through so they said.


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