Flu Shots, Are you taking it ?

Now the the Flu season is around the corner, how many of you will take the Flu Shot ? It is free in Ontario and heavily advertised everywhere.

Personally never took it but hitting 50's is making me having second thoughts.

What do you say ? 

Original Post

Never have never will.

We should know by now flu shots are for the flu from the previous year, they cannot make it for the strain that's coming...total bullshit I say.

I tend to use Echinacea by Vogel before I catch anything,for me that is the best brand sold at the Health food stores. I would not take the stuff in drug stores, that is the crap they test and not receive good results. I first used this for psoriasis which knocked it out of my system, I took it internally and externally. I was once told by a doctor (whom I introduced it to) she went to a function at Sunny brook hospital and found some doctors do use it but cannot inform their patients about it and NO I get nothing for this info from Vogel. Just go into a health store and ask for the best brand see what they give ya.

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As we get older our body's resistance gets weaker, the flu kills many elder patients every year. I have been taking the flu shots for the past eight years and it made a difference, before that, the flu would knock me down for at least a week, now ,during the flu season I just get a cold for a day or two. But, don't take the vaccine too early, it is only good for three months, I will be taking mine in early December, because the peak of the flu season is during the Xmas and New Year holidays, that's when people mix and mingle in crowded places.My son was a non believer of the flu shots but one year he got very sick and went to the emergency , the doctors then advised him to have the flu shots, he has been taking it for the past three years, he is a doctor.

My hubby, who has type 2 Diabetes, has been taking it for the last 10+ years and swears by it.

I hardly get the full blown flu.....I would get sinus infection which almost always move to my chest and I get bronchitis (at least once a year), so several years ago, I took the flu shot for two consecutive years and found that it did nothing to keep away the bronchitis, so I haven't taken it for about 5 years now.  knock on wood......no bronchitis for the last two years either!!

I haven't heard anything on that but I walked through the mall today by my place and saw many of ole geezers sitting around waiting for their shot at a,"flu shot fair." Chances are I won't be seeing most of them after the winter, shot or not.

Another thing. Some people get carried away with this flu thing. They get a sniffle and some coughing with runny nose, they say they caught the flu. Most of what I see are people not dressing for the weather. Last Sunday I took my buddy and his son to the arena for hockey practice. When it was over the kids were walking outside with beads of sweat running down their heads without head covering. I gave my buddy heck because his son was one of those kids and should know better. The son always refused to wear head covering and just last year he had developed pneumonia.

It works for some.and does not for others. I am one of those that it works for. I use to get colds and flu alot...the kind that hurts like hell and last for at least couple of weeks. Started taking the flu shots I think about 11 or 12 years now and I don't remember the last time I had the flu. As for the cold.. lucky if it last 3 days. I will not stop taking them and they do not make me sick. In order for it to work you have to be consistent. 

So here this is what happened to me and the taking the flu shot.

I took my elderly parents to get their flu shots on Friday morning since they take it every year.

This is how it went:

My Mom: Bai Yuji, you neva took the flu shot and you pass 50 now, you should tek it.

My dad: If Yuji neva took de flu shot and he claims that he is not getting sick why force him to tek it ?

Me: I usually post at a blog and majority of posters do not take it.

My Mom: You should listen to me because I know what's best for you. Other people is not your mom and dad.

Me: Silent

This flu shot thing has been on my mind for a while now and around 12:30 p.m on Friday, I just walked into a Shoppers here in Vaughan, gave them my health card and filled out the form and took the flu shot for the first time in my life after my mom insisted that I took it.

They asked me to wait for 10 mins to ensure that I do not have any reaction to the shot, I did not.

Around 4:30 pm, I started to have a headache and by 6:30, I felt as sick as a dog. I was sick all day today and I finally started to feel better now.

I am now wondering if I made the right choice or not, time will tell since I will have to see what happens this winter in terms of catching or combatting the flu.

Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

My Mom: You should listen to me because I know what's best for you. Other people is not your mom and dad.

Me: Silent

Mothers are the best-est,bhai.

LOL.

I called her and this is how it went:

Me: Maa, I took the flu shot and I feel as sick as a dog.

Mom: Ow me gaad, I forgot to tell you that your dad usually feels sick for two days after tekking the shot, you tek everything after your dad.

Me: Silent

yuji22 posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

My Mom: You should listen to me because I know what's best for you. Other people is not your mom and dad.

Me: Silent

Mothers are the best-est,bhai.

LOL.

I called her and this is how it went:

Me: Maa, I took the flu shot and I feel as sick as a dog.

Mom: Ow me gaad, I forgot to tell you that your dad usually feels sick for two days after tekking the shot, you tek everything after your dad.

Me: Silent

yuji22 posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

My Mom: You should listen to me because I know what's best for you. Other people is not your mom and dad.

Me: Silent

Mothers are the best-est,bhai.

LOL.

I called her and this is how it went:

Me: Maa, I took the flu shot and I feel as sick as a dog.

Mom: Ow me gaad, I forgot to tell you that your dad usually feels sick for two days after tekking the shot, you tek everything after your dad.

Me: Silent

You shouldn't have gone to your Vet. 

Cher Bear posted:
ksazma posted:

My sister once took it and became violently ill. My mom took it last year and regretted doing so. I advised them to not take it again.

Didn't know you were a doctor? Wow...the things you learn on GNI

  And funny enough, it was my mom's doctor who advised her to take the shot. First time in her life and she did not like what it did to her. My mom will be knocking on 78 early next year so I keep her closely in sight.

Mitwah posted:
yuji22 posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

My Mom: You should listen to me because I know what's best for you. Other people is not your mom and dad.

Me: Silent

Mothers are the best-est,bhai.

LOL.

I called her and this is how it went:

Me: Maa, I took the flu shot and I feel as sick as a dog.

Mom: Ow me gaad, I forgot to tell you that your dad usually feels sick for two days after tekking the shot, you tek everything after your dad.

Me: Silent

You shouldn't have gone to your Vet. 

I probably walked into the wrong pharmacy. This can happen with age. 

ksazma posted:
Cher Bear posted:
ksazma posted:

My sister once took it and became violently ill. My mom took it last year and regretted doing so. I advised them to not take it again.

Didn't know you were a doctor? Wow...the things you learn on GNI

  And funny enough, it was my mom's doctor who advised her to take the shot. First time in her life and she did not like what it did to her. My mom will be knocking on 78 early next year so I keep her closely in sight.

My parents rarely get sick, but my dad is such a whiner when he gets a little flu  

 

alena06 posted:
ksazma posted:
Cher Bear posted:
ksazma posted:

My sister once took it and became violently ill. My mom took it last year and regretted doing so. I advised them to not take it again.

Didn't know you were a doctor? Wow...the things you learn on GNI

  And funny enough, it was my mom's doctor who advised her to take the shot. First time in her life and she did not like what it did to her. My mom will be knocking on 78 early next year so I keep her closely in sight.

My parents rarely get sick, but my dad is such a whiner when he gets a little flu  

 

Red or White wine.

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