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Will You Get the A(H1N1) Vaccine?


View Poll Results: Will You Get Jabbed with the A(H1N1) Vaccine? (If Available!)
No Way! 24 51.06%
Yes! Absolutely! 14 29.79%
I'm Scared and Confused!! (Not Sure!) 5 10.64%
I've already caught H1N1! (Immune Now!) 4 8.51%
Voters: 47. This poll is closed

 
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# 8  
Old 11-04-2009
Hence you're extremely unlikely to die from it. You could still act as a carrier.
# 9  
Old 11-04-2009
I agree completely with Corona688.

The A(H1N1) vaccine, as made by Sanofi Pasteur, is made by the same procedure as the seasonal flu vaccine. Basically, they take an attenuated (shorted piece) of a dead virus and make the vaccine, so it is next to impossible to get H1N1 from the vaccine.

Everyone should get immunized because it is good for overall public health. As Corona said, each person who is immunized stops "viral growth" because they are not infectious.

Also, the cost of the vaccine is small compared to the misery (for you and everyone around you) if you do get it.

I wish I could get it here in Northern Thailand, but I can't. It is not available to people who are not government officials, royalty, etc.

FWIW, I get the seasonal flu vaccine every year and keep my immunizations up to date for a number of reasons. One, I don't like to get sick and Two, I consider it my social responsibility to immunize against infectious diseases.

If the vaccine could be transported via FedEx and not destroyed due to temperature, I would ask someone to go get a dose of A(H1N1) vaccine and FedEx to me in this primitive place I live and work!
# 10  
Old 11-04-2009
The misery is a good point. I doubt that the flu can kill me. But when I have the flu I am in real bad shape for 3 or 4 days and it takes about 2 full weeks to completely recover.

The injected vaccine is a shard of a virus and cannot cause the flu. But the inhaled vaccine is live virus and can cause the flu. Folks my age need to avoid the inhaled vaccine.
# 11  
Old 11-04-2009
There was a poll the other day in a local paper in Zurich asking much the same thing.

86% of people said they didn't intend to (be vaccinated).

To the question "are you worried about it (schweinegrippe)?" the answer was much the same. Seems people here think it's much a do about nothing (in other words over-blown).
# 12  
Old 11-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perderabo
The injected vaccine is a shard of a virus and cannot cause the flu. But the inhaled vaccine is live virus and can cause the flu. Folks my age need to avoid the inhaled vaccine.
From the CDC:
Quote:
The nasal spray flu vaccine (sometimes called LAIV for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) is a vaccine made with live, weakened viruses that cannot grow at normal body temperature and is given via a nasal sprayer. This vaccine was approved for seasonal influenza viruses in 2003 and tens of millions of doses of the vaccine have been given in the United States.
...so hardly unaltered, infectious viruses. Otherwise they could save money by having infected people sneeze on you. Smilie
# 13  
Old 11-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neo
Added Smilie
Cool Smilie Now if an admin/mod would be so kind as to move my vote over from "No Way" to "Already caught it"
# 14  
Old 11-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smiling Dragon
Cool Smilie Now if an admin/mod would be so kind as to move my vote over from "No Way" to "Already caught it"
Done....

So, you already had H1N1?!! When? How long ago? Was it officially "determined" in the lab?

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