would you take the swine flu vaccine?

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  1. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    I wouldnt

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      A Texanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Why not?

      1. starme77 profile image78
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Misha has the answer

    2. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I probably would, but after a few weeks of other people taking it - just incase it had side effects.

      In the UK, they are giving Jabs/injections to young girls to prevent Cervical Cancer. Well, one of them died after having it. Bless her. sad

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        Marcus blogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thats not true, yes she had the jab and yes she died but she would have died anyway that day without the jab.  She had a tumour in her chest!!

    3. livewithrichard profile image74
      livewithrichardposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Neither would I.  I haven't had a flu shot since I got out of the Army in 1990 and I only got them then because I was forced to.  Amazingly, I have only had the flu twice since then (knocking on wood.)

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Yes I will. I just had the "regular" flu shot on Friday.

  3. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago
    1. profile image49
      HealthTipposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion this gentleman has the correct answer, I could do with him on my team !

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    I probably will.

  5. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    Can't. It contains Thymerisol which I am allergic to.

  6. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    Vaccines have a lot of chemicals that are no good for the body. You never know what's in them. I'm not taking any vaccine.I don't trust health organizations

    1. starme77 profile image78
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  7. geminimoon profile image59
    geminimoonposted 13 years ago


  8. perfumer profile image65
    perfumerposted 13 years ago

    I find flu shots are useless.
    I am fine without any shots, I know it is hard for some to believe that I got flu every time when I used those shots.

    1. starme77 profile image78
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I can believe it

    2. starme77 profile image78
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I can believe it

      1. perfumer profile image65
        perfumerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks starme77

  9. Georgina_writes profile image81
    Georgina_writesposted 13 years ago

    In my day job I'm a nurse, so from next week I'm going to be promoting the swine flu jab.  I'm having some training on it next week and I'm going to make my decision then.  My answer at the mo is probably yes, but I'll wait until I've had more information next week.  'Regular' flu kills around 6,000 people a year - I don't want to be the 6,001st!

  10. futurenetads profile image61
    futurenetadsposted 13 years ago


  11. Wildlifelover profile image58
    Wildlifeloverposted 13 years ago

    I wouldn't.

  12. CMHypno profile image86
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    No.  I don't have flu jabs anyway, and this one has been rushed through and has not been tested rigourously enough.  Flu mutates so fast as well, that this vaccine could well be ineffective by the time you get it.

  13. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Yes I will. I almost lost my life to flue while in a weakened state after radical cancer surgery 12 years ago.
    I take regular flue shots and have for years.
    I have never had any side effects.
    I have seen the data against it. Unconvincing to me. smile

    1. iT Be EarL profile image58
      iT Be EarLposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldnt think much of it tbhh

  14. TheEverythingHub profile image61
    TheEverythingHubposted 13 years ago

    Nah stay healthy watch your hands be aware of what your doing in the back of your mind and you'll do will in life

  15. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    No I won't.  I can't remember if I've ever had a flu shot.  Its so widespread here right now, the vaccine isn't available yet - so I'm thinking there isn't a point.

  16. Specialk3749 profile image59
    Specialk3749posted 13 years ago

    No, I won't be getting it, even though I am pregnant. I think the swine flu has been over hyped! They are finding it isn't any worse than the regular seasonal flu.  Plus, they want to give us something they haven't tested for very long...especially on pregnant women and children! And, if you get the vaccine and have any kind of reaction, there isn't a compensation for it.  The goverenment isn't taking any responsibility.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 13 years ago

    No way even at gunpoint.

  18. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    NO - I have been campaigning against the vaccines as far more dangerous than the flu!

  19. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 13 years ago

    No way.  I was just asked by my doctor to get the regular flu shot and said no.  I don't trust all those chemicals and I don't believe that it helps to prevent the flu anyway.  I rarely get sick to begin with so I'm not going to worry about it.

  20. theageofcake profile image60
    theageofcakeposted 13 years ago

    I think its a safe bet to abstain from a swine flue vaccine, especially since we're now hearing reports comparing the fatality rate of H1N1 to that of the common seasonal flu.  Not to mention this particular vaccine is still in its early stages of development. 

    This whole ordeal was a great example of the sensationalistic worldwide panics the media often designs...  Its so frighteningly easy to be misinformed.

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    ez2ozzieposted 13 years ago

    I have taken the vaccine a few times,  and every time I do, I get the flu, I argue with the doctor about it and the answer has been; It could have been worse without the vaccine, funny thing is that I do not get the flu when I don't take the vaccine.

    1. visitmaniac profile image61
      visitmaniacposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It is common for people to think they can get the flu from a vaccine. But with all honesty it is impossible to get the flu because of the vaccine shot. They virus put into your body is dead has been for a long time. Its just foreign to your body so you develop a form of antibody to that type of virus.
      Your doctors right you could have been worse off by having no anti body for the flue you have. More then lucky it was a different strain of the flu virus that mutated but your body with the older type of antibodies can more quickly adapt and get you over the virus faster.


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