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Old 10-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #21
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After a few more days to clear my head of the remnants of the cold/flu I just had and it will take 3 strong men to keep me away from getting a flu shot. Sheesh!
The only time spouse and I missed our flu shots was 1986, when we'd transferred from our respective commands and driven cross-country to Monterey to mix our viruses with thousands of other new students.

What with starting grad school, buying a house, chasing a mortgage, unpacking, and (oh yes) going to classes & doing homework, we didn't "have the time" for flu shots.

The week between Christmas & New Years we were bazooka puking in stereo. I think we were in bed (or in the bathroom) for 72 hours. At first we were afraid we were gonna die. Then we were afraid that we weren't gonna die.

Flu shots every year since then... just got ours last Thursday.

For some inconceivable reason they didn't note my colonoscopy eligibility. I'll turn myself in later in Nov or Dec, I promise.
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"Of the vaccines today that still contain mercury, the flu vaccine is the biggest concern, according to Dr. Ayoub. About 80 percent of flu vaccines contain as much as 25 micrograms of mercury per dose. The EPA's safe limit for mercury is 0.1 mcg/kg, so everyone who gets the flu vaccine receives an overdose of mercury. You would have to weigh at least 550 pounds to receive a flu shot and be within the safe federal exposure limits for mercury"

Mercury Poisoning from Vaccines – Mercury Vaccine Thimerosal, Autism, Heath Care Studies, Candida Program

So, how did you find this forum? Do you set alerts to see who is talking about flu shots? What is your interest in early retirement?

The stuff you linked to is pseudo-science crap. Ayoub thinks vaccines are a population control plot by the Illuminati or some such thing. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=1723

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:10 AM   #23
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My previous 33 flu shots came free also, courtesy of the US Air Force.
I only received "4 free ones" from that source. However, since I'm a DAV member and we have a VA clinic in my town, I get it there every year (also to keep up my "membership").

Some years there is a shortage in our area, but the VA always seems to have enough to go around...
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So, how did you find this forum? Do you set alerts to see who is talking about flu shots? What is your interest in early retirement?

The stuff you linked to is pseudo-science crap.
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They tried to make us (military school teachers) get flu shots this year. I (along with quite a few others) have turned it down. I last had the flu the summer of 1979....and that is working with kids. Even the flu I had.....didn't feel all that bad....just has never really bothered me. I thought a couple times I may have "had it".....stomach was a little upset while the people who did have it were throwing up etc. The ol' story that you know you have it......you wouldn't get out of bed to pick up money on the floor. Never ever been anywhere near that sick.....even horribly hung over.
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I confess I've gotten flu shots only once or twice. I'm waiting for them to replace the mercury with hallucinogens. Then I'll be first in line.
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Who knew discussions of flu shots could be so much fun!
Never had one, but was almost vaccinated for the three year rabies thanks to an ill-timed move by one of the cats during our vet visit the other day.
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I got my flu shot yesterday. I get them most years but have been a little more diligent in recent years. I don't think I have ever had the flu.
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Good for you.

That's DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis.

I'm up to date on all those plus flu plus zoster.
Rich, can you give us the suggested schedule for these? I had a DT after trauma 5 years ago at age 64. I doubt I have had a pertussis shot since I was a child, and perhaps they didn't even exist when I was a tot?

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Just got mine at work... arm hurts like hell.
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Rich, can you give us the suggested schedule for these? I had a DT after trauma 5 years ago at age 64. I doubt I have had a pertussis shot since I was a child, and perhaps they didn't even exist when I was a tot?
Ha, generally a 5 year interval gets you a booster: TDap if never given, T alone if you are up to date.

Otherwise for prevention you might find this helpful:
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I also got the shot today. I had the Flu about 30 years ago. I can tell you it was the sickest I have ever been in my life. I was in the bed for 10 days with fever and aches. It took me many more weeks to completely get over the flu. I will never miss a shot again
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Thanks Rich!

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As does breastmilk.
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Never mind Mr. Rich. I just noticed you have already commented on the first page of the thread.
Sorry about that.
Rich,
Any comment on the mercury levels?
I've never heard about this.
I got my first flu shot last year but intended to get another soon.
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If I don't slow down on the brews and get off my retired A$$.
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"Of the vaccines today that still contain mercury, the flu vaccine is the biggest concern, according to Dr. Ayoub. About 80 percent of flu vaccines contain as much as 25 micrograms of mercury per dose. The EPA's safe limit for mercury is 0.1 mcg/kg, so everyone who gets the flu vaccine receives an overdose of mercury. You would have to weigh at least 550 pounds to receive a flu shot and be within the safe federal exposure limits for mercury"

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Note the shift to EPAs mercury limit , which is based on a totally different concept of exposure i.e. a daily limit

The oral Reference Dose (RfD) is based on the assumption that thresholds exist for certain toxic effects such as cellular necrosis. It is expressed in units of mg/kg-day. In general, the RfD is an estimate (with uncertainty spanning perhaps an order of magnitude) of a daily exposure to the human population (including sensitive subgroups) that is likely to be without an appreciable risk of deleterious effects during a lifetime.

Methylmercury (MeHg) (CASRN 22967-92-6) | IRIS | US EPA

it could be dangerous to get a flu shot every day. But the above statement is nonsense
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Pro-disease troll haz found forum.
Unfortunately we don't have a vaccine for that, we have to rely on the forum's natural defences to fight the disease.
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Oh, hey, don't forget to have all your fillings removed. Mercury, and in grams, not puny micrograms. Oh, and those novocaine injections may contain mercury, too, although the conspirators might not list it on the label, so stick with whisky and branchwater, to avoid contaminants, including fluorides that will corrupt your precious bodily fluids.


(No, folks. Don't worry about the metallic mercury in fillings. It's not readily absorbed into your body, and is not nearly as dangerous as mercury-containing organic compounds such as methyl mercury. I can't believe what some people put themselves and their family through, in time, pain, and unnecessary procedural risks, to avoid an almost unmeasurably small risk.)
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