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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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The Lounge What is on Your Mind? Will You Get the A(H1N1) Vaccine?
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Old 11-03-2009
Will You Get the A(H1N1) Vaccine?

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Old 11-03-2009
You missed an option for "I've already caught H1N1"
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Old 11-04-2009
I read somewhere some of these vaccines are actually cultured viruses themselves so can cause different side effects in different people.

I guess since they already have it and the hospitals are stockpiling it there's no immediate need to rush out to get this anymore. The Hospitals will sell some to the general public to those that want it. but they will also hold back and keep in reserve a batch to treat real genuine cases with, so it's not like this is going to run out anytime soon.
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Old 11-04-2009
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Originally Posted by Smiling Dragon
You missed an option for "I've already caught H1N1"
Added Smilie

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Originally Posted by sparcguy
I read somewhere some of these vaccines are actually cultured viruses themselves so can cause different side effects in different people.
The technique for producing the A(H1N1) vaccine is the same that is used to produce the seasonal flu vaccine.

Sanofi Pasteur is one of the leading trustworthy vaccine producers and they have an A(H1N1) vaccine. I would not hesitate to use Sanofi Pasteur products, personally.

---------- Post updated at 11:17 ---------- Previous update was at 09:30 ----------

While we are on the subject of immunizations, here is another poll ....

https://www.unix.com/whats-your-mind/...t-up-date.html
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Old 11-04-2009
I'll take A(H1N1) vaccine next year ... if I'll need one Smilie
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Old 11-04-2009
This flu has already killed healthy young men in my area. I'm getting it.
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they will also hold back and keep in reserve a batch to treat real genuine cases with, so it's not like this is going to run out anytime soon.
Vaccines are not a treatment! Only a prevention. By the time you get it, it's too late for a vaccine to work! There are a few actual antiviral drugs out there now, like tamaflu, but they are not vaccines.
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I read somewhere some of these vaccines are actually cultured viruses themselves so can cause different side effects in different people.
Derived from cultured viruses. Derived from -- not actual "live" viruses. The point of a vaccine is to present the right immune triggers to your body without actually infecting you. To this end they take the virus and damage it, make it uninfectious.

I'd also add that in considering whether to get the vaccine or not, you should not only consider the danger to yourself of the infection and the (smaller) risks of the vaccine, but the danger you'd represent to others if you got infected. Higher vaccination rates mean much smaller transmission rates, too.

Last edited by Corona688; 11-04-2009 at 03:09 PM..
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Old 11-04-2009
Ive past the risk age...

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