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The flu shot making people sick - page 8

It's not my intention to start a debate on the flu shot, but I'm afraid it's going to happen in this thread. Oh well, here we go.... I work in the ER. About 6 nurses were talking last evening... Read More

  1. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from Lerro
    I just had a Flu Shot and I feel AWFUL. It took about 5/6-Hours, or so, for me to feel so sickly. I don't have an appetite, and I feel so sluggish, and all of that.

    That's fantastic! Your immune system is kicking into gear! Perfect.

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  2. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
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    I got my flu shot yesterday, worked 12 hours, felt fine, got up this am, split wood for an hour, then set up concrete walkway by moving 100lb slabs of concrete, feel fine, appetite fine.
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  3. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    I got my flu shot yesterday, worked 12 hours, felt fine, got up this am, split wood for an hour, then set up concrete walkway by moving 100lb slabs of concrete, feel fine, appetite fine.
    So, the flu shot gave you super strength?

    Seriously, people, nothing is risk free. A little pain at the injection site or a little tiredness as your body starts making antibodies? Great tradeoff for the reduced risk of ending up on a vent in the ICU because you caught the real flu (not those little symptoms that a lot of people just label as the flu).
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  4. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Flu shot first thing in the morning at work Saturday. Sore for about an hour. Fine since.

    Taking kids to get theirs as soon as their office gets some in stock.

    Husband won't get his. I have to drag him to the doctor kicking and screaming when his throat is covered in exudate and his temp is 103. He gets a physical every 10 years whether he needs to or not. I can't win them all!
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  5. Visit  NurseJacelyn profile page
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    I get my flu shot. I don't get it to protect myself, I get it to protect my patients. If I felt strongly about NOT getting vaccinated...I would not work where I was not in contact with patients. Anything else is irresponsible in my opinion.
    Dusty Trail, wtbcrna, and elkpark like this.
  6. Visit  dapc profile page
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    So you refuse to take a flu shot because you have been immune-suppressed and battled for your life. Now you have to wear a mask and have allergies and asthma. The last time i received a flu shot in 2005 a week later came down with the flu... out 3 weeks. I am wearing a mask to protect the patients and the nurses that got their vaccine. ?? If they are vaccinated why am I protecting them?? Because the vaccine may not cover the flu this year. EXACTLY!! Everyone should wear a mask the whole 13 hours!!
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  7. Visit  dapc profile page
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpC0Tbb3diI Flu vaccine safe? Not by any definition. Look at CDC website for ingredients!
  8. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
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    Hey wait, we have pulses! Call the code chill.
    Humphries? Really? And we now return you to the flat earth society's presentation of "science ain't no thing, yo".
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  9. Visit  Farawyn profile page
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    Hey wait, we have pulses! Call the code chill.
    Humphries? Really? And we now return you to the flat earth society's presentation of "science ain't no thing, yo".
    emtb2rn, you are trying like Hell to euthanize these flu threads, but they ain't signed no DNR yet!
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  10. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from dapc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpC0Tbb3diI Flu vaccine safe? Not by any definition. Look at CDC website for ingredients!
    I guess if you don't understand basic science at all then you could believe what she is saying.

    Vaccines are the number 1 health advance that medicine has ever had. There is no other medication that has decreased the number of mortalities or led to as large of a decrease in preventable physical malformations than vaccines.

    Most vaccine ingredients you either produce naturally such as formaldehyde or is part of your regular environment/diet i.e. aluminum.

    Vaccines: Vac-Gen/Additives in Vaccines Fact Sheet
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Nov 27, '15
  11. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Going to Central America with NP school in the spring. Got a HepA vaccine a couple days ago. Made me a bit locally sore, maybe a little achy all over.

    I'll take that over getting sick with HepA in a developing country every day of the week.

    Not flu, but I'll take it anyway.
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  12. Visit  sharkbacon profile page
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    So, honestly, I get the little sicky side effects (fever, soreness, tiredness, just feeling yuck), but only for a day or two after. And after having a legitimate, diagnosed, flu a few years back, I won't ever skip a flu vaccine again. Being "sick" for 2 days is ten thousand times better than the solid 3 weeks of misery (and the long-lasting cough after). And I've always worked in facilities that required the flu shot or wearing a face mask when the flu become regional, until flu season is over. So it's technically not mandated, but really, do you want to wear that mask for four months?

    My biggest flu pet peeve is the term "stomach flu." When people get the diarrhea and nausea for two or three days, and then say it was a stomach flu, and actually think that's what the flu is? I feel like that's a huge reason people around this area don't get vaccinated-- because they don't actually realize what the flu is. They think it's not so bad. WRONG.
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  13. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Quote from sharkbacon
    My biggest flu pet peeve is the term "stomach flu." When people get the diarrhea and nausea for two or three days, and then say it was a stomach flu, and actually think that's what the flu is? I feel like that's a huge reason people around this area don't get vaccinated-- because they don't actually realize what the flu is. They think it's not so bad. WRONG.
    Yep. What's so bad about saying GI upset/distress? Even health care workers (some of my non-nursing coworkers) say this too. No, the flu is a potentially vicious disease that can land one in ICU for days/weeks. Now if only we could get the general public understanding that. And that antibiotics are useless for viral illnesses, but that's another topic for another day.

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