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Do You Plan on Getting Vaccinated Against Swine Flu?

This past Spring, the swine flu scare broke out, and, although it seems to have lost momentum, many folks are still nervous about getting the H1N1 virus. Children, healthcare workers, those who work closely with kids, and pregnant women are the ones who are most at risk, but anyone can develop swine flu. With colder weather on its way and flu season soon to follow, I'm wondering . . .

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Daisy-Doe Daisy-Doe 6 years
No, I've already been sick from Swine Flu so I see no use in getting vaccinated.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 6 years
Yes. My Dad will be having a transplant soon and if I want to be around him I need to be vaccinated. No questions asked.
ElleJay ElleJay 6 years
Yes, I am pregnant right now and my Dr. is recommending it highly.
MsChoo MsChoo 6 years
i avoid the needle whenever I can. eep!
DivaDivine DivaDivine 6 years
I can't help but wonder what other sneaky things they're sticking in these shots...esp. in urban communities and at free clinics.
weffie weffie 6 years
I've never had a flu shot and probably never will. I opted out of Gardasil, too, only because our government mandated it for teenagers and it sickens me to think of the behind-doors dealings between our ministry of health and the pharmaceutical companies... I really, really resent the way our tax dollars are being spent on advertising for these giant corporations under the guise of being public service health announcements.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
I'm not really concerned, I've never gotten the flu before, but I am getting married in January and my officemate is pregnant, so I feel like I should.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I'm only getting it if it was produced by Vaxine. The Aussie government pulled Vaxine's funding because they were a tiny drug company instead of a pharmaceutical giant. Vaxine doesn't use eggs when they produce the serum, and the vaccine is completely safe for people with allergies. Sounds better than something that could set off a reaction!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I'm only getting it if it was produced by Vaxine. The Aussie government pulled Vaxine's funding because they were a tiny drug company instead of a pharmaceutical giant.Vaxine doesn't use eggs when they produce the serum, and the vaccine is completely safe for people with allergies.Sounds better than something that could set off a reaction!
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I've never had the flu, and never before this year gotten the flu shot. But I was at my doctors and she suggested it, so I got the seasonal flu vaccine. If the H1N1 vaccine had been available at the time, I probably would've gotten that as well. But I don't think I'll go out of my way to get it. I've got a pretty strong immune system, I think I'll be fine.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I haven't had the flu in 24 years, so I'm not too worried about it. I'd get one if I were in or if I worked with a higher risk group, or if someone offered me the vaccination for free.
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I refuse to buy into this whole "swine flu" epidemic! It's just the flu people! If I get it, I'll be sick for three days, lose a few pounds, no biggie! It is ridiculous how it's been treated. It's the freaking flu!
genipher85 genipher85 6 years
I don't care if I get any kind of flu. It gets me out of work and I get to stay home in my PJ's and eat cereal and watch T.V...DARN!
1apple 1apple 6 years
This is something I've been thinking about quite a bit lately because we're thinking of starting a family. Do I get the shot even if I become pregnant? Especially if I become pregnant? Or avoid it altogether? If anyone has any advice, please spill it. :0)
jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
no H1N1 vaccine for me, but I did wind up leaving my doctor's office this morning with a regular flu shot, even though I went in for a running injury...and the freakin injection site is killing me...but it's better than the flu
katieb82981 katieb82981 6 years
I probably won't get the H1N1 flu shot just because I'm lazy. I got the regular flu shot because I happened to be walking past Walgreens and there was a sign screaming that I should come in and get one. Ha.
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 6 years
Whenever my mom and I get the flu we get it BAD, so we'll both be getting the shots when they're available.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I'm a healthcare worker at a hospital, so I'll be getting my regular flu shot and I'll get the H1N1 shot if it's provided because I don't want to spread the virus to any IPs. Although, if I didn't work in a hospital, I probably wouldn't get it because I haven't gotten the flu in probably 8 years. I've got quite a robust immune system, I guess.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 6 years
No no flu shots for me ever again. I'm severely allergic to the suspension agent that is used in the flu vaccine. Last time my doctor tried she told me that the suspension agent had been changed but it hadn't and I suffered big time. All of my joints swelled up and became immoblie, I couldn't breathe cause bronchi swelled and I was running a high fever of 103. So the decision is that better for me to not get the vaccine ever again, but if I get the flu (which I haven't in over 3 years ) I'll take Tamiflu again.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 6 years
No no flu shots for me ever again. I'm severely allergic to the suspension agent that is used in the flu vaccine. Last time my doctor tried she told me that the suspension agent had been changed but it hadn't and I suffered big time. All of my joints swelled up and became immoblie, I couldn't breathe cause bronchi swelled and I was running a high fever of 103. So the decision is that better for me to not get the vaccine ever again, but if I get the flu (which I haven't in over 3 years ) I'll take Tamiflu again.
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