Will you be getting the swine flu vaccine?

Discussion in '-polls-' started by Lem, Oct 23, 2009.

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Will you be getting the swine flu vaccine?

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  1. Lem -member- -member-

    Lem
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:37 am

    I thought this might be an interesting poll since at least here in the US this seems to be a pretty popular topic.

    So will you be getting the swine flu vaccine? Or did you already get one?

    Personally, I’m pretty mixed on it. I don’t like the idea of how it was rushed but I also seldom get sick and I don’t have any other health issues. I got my normal flu shot but mostly because it was convenient and available right here for me at work. However I don’t know if I will go the extra step for the swine flu shot. I am also hearing that there maybe a shortage, it might be better to pass on this for someone that may need it more. I am already a slight germ phobe so I tend to take extra steps with sanitation, so I think maybe I’ll just step it up some more this winter.
     
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  2. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:53 am

    I wasn't going to (like I was just going to get the regular flu shot), but yesterday this huge disgusting guy came loping into my English class with a face mask on and was like "Oh hey gaiz, I'll spare you the details, but I'm like REALLY SICK and I wore this mask so I won't spray too many germs and infect you all hurf durf" and it was such a revolting display I'll take as much vaccination this year as I can get. ::erm:: (he finally left, but I was so angry I was going to make a scene if he didn't)
    I hate being sick. I've also never had any negative effects from a vaccine before, so I'm not too worried. I mean, stuff can happen, but it's very rare and that's a chance I'm willing to take.
     
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  3. Einherjer -member- -member-

    Einherjer
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:57 pm

    fuck. no.
    Enjoy your mind control nanomachine serum.
     
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  4. holylampposts -member-

    holylampposts
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:58 pm

    I'm not. I'm not too down with medicine, tbh. I feel like if I just let the sicknesses and viruses come, I'll have a better immune system in the long run.
     
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  5. navate -member- -member-

    navate
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:24 pm

    ^a vaccine IS a virus. ::meev::

    I will get is so long as there is not a shortage in my area. I'm a healthy young adult so I'd rather young kids and high-risk people get it first.
     
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  6. holylampposts -member-

    holylampposts
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:58 pm

    I'm talking about naturally, with full force, though.
     
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  7. navate -member- -member-

    navate
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:36 pm

    But that counteracts the idea of having a better immune system in the long run, because going through a full-force infection will weaken your immune system, and leave you open to other illnesses while you recover. (Or vice versa--many of the people who have died or been gravely ill with H1N1 were already weakened by another illness or condition when they caught it. It's a stacking effect.)

    I am all about building immunities naturally to germs and such (I don't use antibacterial products etc.) but not when it comes to vaccines. All a vaccine does is teach your body how to fight off the virus, so that you don't have to suffer through a serious attack.
     
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  8. Berserk -member- -member-

    Berserk
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:40 pm

    I used to be the same way until I got to college. Suddenly I feel much more urgent about bacteria ::bleh::

    They were giving out free nasal vaccinations on campus, which made it a lot more accessible than if I weren't living here, plus I thought I was more at risk by being on-campus--so I got it. Though I haven't heard of a single infection here at OU in metro-Detroit, it's apparently ripping through my tiny little hometown with a vengeance XD.

    The only other vaccines I've gotten in my life were like... for tetanus and polio and stuff ::meev::

    I've never had a flu vaccine before.
     
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  9. Requiem Dreams -member- -member-

    Requiem Dreams
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    Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:43 pm

    Not available in my area yet. Once it comes out though, I want to get it. There's already been a few cases around here.
     
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  10. Blue Moon -member- -member-

    Blue Moon
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    Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:51 pm

    I am still seating on the fence about this one. I get regular flu shot yearly, but with the new swine flu vaccine, I just feel that it is a bit "rushed".
     
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  11. Diene -member- -member-

    Diene
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    Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:48 pm

    No. I don't believe in getting flu shots.
     
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  12. Han'i -member- -member-

    Han'i
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    Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:21 pm

    Nah, I have a bad ass immune system. Plus it would take up my spare time, which don't have enough of.
     
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  13. Haku -member- -member-

    Haku
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    Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:55 am

    I don't want to get it, but my dad's pushing me to get it because he doesn't want to lose his daughter.

    >__> It all happened when this 13 year old, healthy boy suddenly died due to the H1N1 over the weekend.

    But... I hate needles.
     
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