Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 49

Thread: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

  1. #16
    Baseball card addict MrCinatit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Piqua
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I've not gotten the flue for quite some time, and haven't gotten a flu shot for decades. Then again, my immunity system seems to be much stronger than others. The few times I have felt the beginning traces of the flu, I have bombarded it by eating many oranges, a lot of honey and knocking myself out for a couple of nights with some Tylenol.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Member Highlifeman21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Bristol, just around the corner from ESPN
    Posts
    8,694

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    No.

    I know they say it's not supposed to happen, but last year I got one and was sick like I've never been sick before 2 days after the shot.

    I mean it was great for weight loss, if you're goin' for that kinda thing.

  4. #18
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,567

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I refuse.

    And no amount of scare tactics from the media shall convince me otherwise.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  5. #19
    Just The Big Picture macro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    The Bluegrass State
    Posts
    6,150

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I'm surprised no one has commented on the "danger" aspect of repeated flu shots over several years. Anyone buying into that? Some believe that it's NOT a case of "it can't hurt".

    My decision day for doing it at work is this Friday. I'm still unsure what I want to do. I've got three kids six and under and am in contact with 50-75 people each day.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

  6. #20
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,917

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I refuse.

    And no amount of scare tactics from the media shall convince me otherwise.
    Nothing good can come from putting the flu into you. I'm with you pimp
    Most Vottomatic Player

  7. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    The Bush Leagues
    Posts
    9,153

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I'll consider getting one after 70.

  8. #22
    Playoffs Cyclone792's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,271

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I'm undecided if I'm getting a seasonal flu shot this year. My workplace offers them for free since I work in healthcare, and the flu shots are given down the hall from my office so it's not an inconvenience. Given my age and immune system, I'm leaning on just passing on the seasonal flu shot this year. A good diet, good vitamin/mineral intake and routine handwashing goes a long way toward avoiding getting sick.

    Two years ago when I didn't get a flu shot, I came down with the flu. Of course, it should be noted that the flu shot that year was a partial match at best so it probably wouldn't have mattered if I got one or not, and as a result, flu activity was pretty widespread all around. Last year I finally did get a flu shot for the first time that I can remember, and fortunately last year's flu shot was nearly a precise match to the strain of flu that circulated so it likely offered a great deal of protection ... and I did not come down with the flu.

    Essentially, we all want each year's flu shot to be a match, even those who do not get the shot themselves. When the flu shot is a match, it cuts down on overall flu activity and that alone will help prevent infection for all of us.

    I'll also most likely be passing on the H1N1 vaccine; I'll let others be the guinea pigs for that one.
    Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012

    Put an end to the Lost Decade.

  9. #23
    Member redsfandan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,583

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Did U.S. make mistake in skipping vaccine additive?
    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Maggie Fox, Health And Science Editor
    Fri Nov 20, 12:36 pm ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As U.S. health officials struggle to vaccinate tens of millions of Americans against the pandemic of swine flu, some are looking regretfully at one easy way to instantly double or triple the number of doses available -- by using an immune booster called an adjuvant.

    These additives, often as simple as an oil and water mixture, broaden the body's response to a vaccine, reducing the amount of active ingredient called antigen needed.

    They are widely used in European flu vaccines as well as in Canada. But not in the United States -- even though the federal government has spent nearly $700 million buying them.

    The reason -- people might not trust them.

    "If we really do want pregnant women to trust this vaccine or even parents, we have to think about what is acceptable to them," Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an interview.

    "We have so much vaccine hesitancy in this country," agreed Jeff Levi of the non-profit Trust For America's Health. "To add ... a new element could well have undermined the efficacy of this campaign," Levi told a hearing this week before a Congressional subcommittee.

    This frustrates the World Health Organization, which says the global capacity to make influenza vaccines is about 3 billion doses a year -- not enough to cover the population of 6.8 billion people. WHO has hoped rich countries would donate leftover H1N1 vaccine to others.

    The U.S. Health and Human Services Department was ready to try adjuvants had the pandemic been worse. H1N1 swine flu has infected an estimated 22 million Americans and killed 3,900, but it so far does not appear to be any deadlier than seasonal influenza.

    The worry is that it is affecting younger adults and children instead of the elderly usually targeted by flu, and has the potential to mutate into something more deadly.

    "If things had been worse and this would have been a more severe pandemic, we may well have needed to go that way anyway," Levi said.

    TRIED AND TRUE

    Instead, the United States has stuck with what CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden has repeatedly called the "tried and true" approach -- the same formulation used in seasonal flu vaccines. Five companies have contracts -- Sanofi-Aventis, CSL, Novartis, AstraZeneca unit MedImmune and GlaxoSmithKline.

    Polls show that only about half of Americans plan to be vaccinated against H1N1. Of those who do not, about half say they worry about safety.

    Even so, long lines have formed as people try to get the 50 million or so swine flu doses that have rolled out of factories. Drug companies have struggled with an unpredictable virus that does not grow well in eggs, as well as changes to U.S. orders that slowed down packaging.

    Studies suggest the supply that is out now could have been tripled.

    In September, GlaxoSmithKline found a single shot of its H1N1 vaccine protected 98 percent of volunteers, using an adjuvant and just 5.25 micrograms of antigen. A standard dose without adjuvant takes 15 micrograms of antigen.

    Vaccine makers urged Congress this week to help federal agencies find ways to approve the use of adjuvants, and to assure skeptical Americans about their safety.

    Dr. Vas Narasimhan, president of Novartis Vaccines USA, noted adjuvants had been licensed for use in Europe for 10 years and tested in 200,000 people.

    "Adjuvanted vaccines produce higher immune response than unadjuvanted vaccines particularly in the elderly and young children," Narasimhan told a hearing this week.

    He said they may protect better than standard vaccines against viruses that have drifted a little -- the single biggest reason that flu vaccines must be re-formulated every year.

    They may also eventually help require less vaccination. "Adjuvanted vaccines have been shown to more broadly prime patients' immune response (up to seven years later), requiring fewer vaccinations to the newly circulating strain," he said.

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is intrigued. Last month it awarded $60 million to researchers and companies to develop new adjuvants.

    (Editing by Philip Barbara)
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

  10. #24
    Blowing away bad memories Redsfan320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Oxford, OH
    Posts
    2,282

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    No, I'm not getting a flu shot this year (maybe next year). I've had the flu this year, just a few days ago. I was on Tamiflu within six hours of my symptoms showing up and it worked a miracle. I was alot better within two days. They say that it's unlikely you'll get the flu twice in a year.

    320

  11. #25
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,671

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I always get the seasonal flu shot. But the H1N1 I'm not. I'll wait to see what happens to the rest of the population first. I don't want to end up like the population in the Will Smith movie "I Am Legend".
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  12. #26
    Member 15fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    5,504

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Nope. No flu shots for me.

    20+ years ago, I had a nasty case of the Taiwan flu. Since then, I've had the flu maybe 3 or 4 times.

    And I already get allergy shots on a regular basis, so I'm not exactly jumping at the chance to get stuck with yet another needle.

  13. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Westerville, OH
    Posts
    10,849

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I always get the seasonal flu shot. But the H1N1 I'm not. I'll wait to see what happens to the rest of the population first. I don't want to end up like the population in the Will Smith movie "I Am Legend".
    Here is something that I don't get... I hear the "I always get a seasonal flu shot, but I'll let others be the guinea pig for the H1N1 shot" argument all of the time. And it's an argument that based on faulty logic and misinformation. Both vaccines are produced THE SAME WAY. That seasonal flu vaccine you're getting every year has undergone the same amount of testing as the H1N1 vaccine. The only difference is which killed virus the vaccine contains. Had H1N1 surfaced just a few months earlier, it would have been included as part of the seasonal vaccine and will be next year.

    I don't mean to single you out, GAC, it's just that you were the last one to make a comment like that.

  14. #28
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,671

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Oh, I know my logic is most likely faulty and illogical LF, when it comes to the H1N1, and that I am probably basing it on a "fear" that shouldn't be. But I'm human.

    Besides.... I got that seasonal flu shot two weeks ago - and I have never, never had any adverse reaction to one the entire time I've been getting them, which has been around 10 years - until this one. Now, for the last two weeks I've been fighting "coming and going" flu-like symptoms. Upper respiratory congestion, minor sore throat, and occasional "aches and pains" with a low-grade fever. I'm fine for a couple days, think I'm coming out of it, and them "Bam!"

    I have a Dr's appt next week for a separate situation, so I'm going to bring it up to him.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  15. #29
    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    6,169

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Oh, I know my logic is most likely faulty and illogical LF, when it comes to the H1N1, and that I am probably basing it on a "fear" that shouldn't be. But I'm human.

    Besides.... I got that seasonal flu shot two weeks ago - and I have never, never had any adverse reaction to one the entire time I've been getting them, which has been around 10 years - until this one. Now, for the last two weeks I've been fighting "coming and going" flu-like symptoms. Upper respiratory congestion, minor sore throat, and occasional "aches and pains" with a low-grade fever. I'm fine for a couple days, think I'm coming out of it, and them "Bam!"

    I have a Dr's appt next week for a separate situation, so I'm going to bring it up to him.
    GAC how old are you? My mother who is a nurse, says that the doctors say there was a flu in the late fifties/early sixties that was similar enough, that some people have partial immunity to H1N1. My wife is a teacher and brought the plague into our house, symptoms starting on a Monday. We had been around my parents on Sunday. My mother had been vaccinated already but my father had not been. He has had the same symptoms you describe, but never really "sick".

    I am going on my fourth week of coughing and wheezing from my bout with H1N1.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

  16. #30
    On the brink wolfboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    is everything
    Posts
    2,684

    Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?

    I received the H1N1 vaccine (spray) and no amount of internet scare tactics could have convinced me otherwise. It was about a month ago and I'm not dead yet. So far, so good.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25