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Are you planning to get a flu shot this season?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
48% 255
No
 
46% 248
Not sure
 
4% 26
Total 529

Comments

bondmen 5 years, 10 months ago

Those with strong immune systems do not need this vaccine. It's hit and miss as to whether they get the right strain in the thing anyway.

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gccs14r 5 years, 10 months ago

Not to mention that that would be a great way to surreptitiously get a DNA sample and implant a microchip.

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Godot 5 years, 10 months ago

How come I can get a tetanus shot that lasts for 10 years, but I have to get a flu shot every year? Is there a 12 month shelf life on the antibodies in a flu shot? I understand that there are new flu strains every year, and that the medical community often misses the mark in guessing which flu will arise in a given year. But, given that I have had a flu shot every year for the last 10 years, shouldn't I have a pretty good chance of being immunized to whatever might come up?

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Sigmund 5 years, 10 months ago

Godot (Anonymous) says: "How come I can get a tetanus shot that lasts for 10 years, but I have to get a flu shot every year?"Because they guess which flu strain you will get and develop a vacine for that strain. If they guess wrong your flu shot it is worthless.

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