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    Do you get an annual flu shot? Should they be required? Are they dangerous?

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    We get the flu shot.

    Mandatory...not sure on that yet.

    Dangerous? No more than other vaccinations.

    I'm pro vac though. So flu shots don't bother me.
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    I always get the flu shot and I make sure my kids get it. My DH has often refused to get it and two years he's been wiped out by the flu for over a month. Tiven did get H1N1 but that was before a vaccine had been developed. She was really sick for a while, and one of the boys at her school lost his dearest babysitter to H1N1 that year. The flu shot is one of the few vaccines that I'm really adamant about.

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    We don't get the flu shot. Kaiya and I rarely get the flu so it hasn't seemed necessary. (Last time she had it for less than 18 hours.) I would rather strengthen the immune system than vaccinate in this case. We vax for everything else though. I do think that Rob and DSD should get it though as they get every single flu and it wipes them out completely. Rob will when we can get him to the clinic. DSD refuses as she hates shots.

    Now if they ever make a shot for colds I am so getting it!
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    We never get the flu shot. In my anecdotal, non-professional research I have discovered the some people get the shot, and some don't, and some people get the flu, and some don't, and there is no correlation between them. People who get the shot sometimes get the flu and sometimes don't, and people who don't get the shot sometimes get the flu, but sometimes don't.

    I don't see any reason to get it...I don't think it is particularly effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I have no idea what that website is, but I only got through #5 on their list and my eyeballs were exhausted from all the eye-rolling I was doing. Flat-out lies. And surprise, surprise, absolutely no references for anything they claim. Because it's lies.
    You got through 5? I got through the first one and couldn't be bothered to read what comes next.

    I'm kind of half hearted about the flu shot. We get it sometimes and sometimes we don't. If it seems like we have good opportunity (like the kids checkups conveniently put me in the office at the time its offered) we do it.

    Cecilia was sick at her check up this year so she didn't get it that day. I might bring her back to get one...or I might forget to do that and she will end up going flu shot-less.

    I do agree with Laurie that it seems a bit wishy washy, but the benefit of being protected against a couple of strains just seems worth it to me if someone is right there and ready to offer it.

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    We never get the flu shot.. no point really.. our immune systems are strong enough to fight off the flu.
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    Those of us in my family that do get shots skip the flu shot. (2 of my children are not completely vaccinated) I would rather focus on the boosting our immune system and work on avoiding coming in contact with the virus (good hand washing, not touching stuff at stores etc
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    We always get the flu shot. Ben's asthma is triggered by respiratory viruses. We'll do whatever we can to keep our kid out of the hospital. This year the kids had the nasal spray instead of the shot.

    eta - That article was a bunch of bullcrap. Probably written by Jenny McCarthy. No, shots should not be mandatory, and no, the shot isn't dangerous.
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    Not sure which exact issues you are saying are a lie.. and not sure I really want to debate it.. but I will debate ONE... thermisol is in SOME.. according to the CDC.. so the doctor telling you there is no mercury in any vaccines is NOT true.. and yet the statement that Mercury is in ALL vaccines.. or in ALL flu vaccines is not true either.. a true statement would be.. Mercury is still in SOME flu vaccines.. If you are worried about mercury in your vaccines ask to see the packaging on the vaccine.

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