Correct me if I am wrong!
I came to US about 3 years back and never took flu shots till now. Last year I went to a Doctor and she told she wouldn't recommend if I haven't taken. Not sure if avoid flushot is right anymore. I feel like an anti-vaxxer.
Do you guys take Flu shots?
- RingCentral / EngDuck-BezosmoreDepends person to person but in my opinion we are exposed to all those viruses in India from birth and we are quite immune.
Correct me if I am wrong!
- Flu is constantly mutating, that's why it's hard to get a highly effective vaccine (they target the predicted most prevalent strains for the year before flu season starts, sometimes the predictions are misses).
Same goes for your immune system. If you're exposed to a new strain, there's a high chance you're getting sick.Nov 263
- That is simply not true. You do not have a naturally acquired flu immunity. Nobody does.
And no, it will not weaken your immune system in any way. The way these vaccines work actually uses your immune system. Flu shots simply include inactivated viral material - basically dead flu virus. This trains your immune system to fight it, without any risk of actual infection. This in no way weakens your immune system, the entire point is to strengthen it.
This is very different from antibiotics, which work entirely differently (and against entirely different organisms - bacteria, with entirely different impact on the immune system).Nov 267
- Salesforce SrinimamaClever pharma injects you with anti biotic to kill the virus. They are cultured in such a way that by next winter they become bad virus and give you flu.
It’s a huge market to make money. An endless loop to keep millions enrolled, so better avoid it.
- Please do the needful and get flu shot. Awaiting your kind and timely response.
- @hdhhj You are spreading myths. The flu vaccine is updated every year (actually twice a year) to target the strains expected to be most prevalent that season.
It is not possible for this to affect your immune system in a way that would make you more likely to get sick when you go back to India. That just isn’t how any of this works.Nov 266
- @hdhhj Your doctor is right that you are more likely to get sick when you travel because your immune system has not been exposed to pathogens that are common there.
But that has nothing to do with vaccines. Maybe she meant the vaccine won’t help you in that case. But it definitely won’t make anything worse.Nov 272
- Roku / EngWaggishmoreAny living human can get a flu, how the f*** is this related to Indians? Dumb f***ks these days 🙄.
- Salesforce NullpoinGo research what’s in a flu shot. Its not a “vaccine”. It’s a dormant virus. Stop getting succumbed to what pharmaceutical companies want you to believe. They just release a new strand every year.
- Microsoft GambiniIf you are healthy and don’t have young kids or old people living with you, it’s not necessary.
- It's less important, sure, but it's still useful. Getting it can prevent or reduce the impact of the flu, which probably won't kill you but still isn't terribly pleasant. Also, while less likely, you could still spread your flu to seniors or children outside your household.Nov 263
- What the fuck does your total comp have to do with flu shots? Go fuck yourself.
- Facebook frustsoulDon't take shots. They are not of much use. Better to use some sick days. Now don't tell me that one could lie and take a sick day anyway. I did and took a few days off citing flu. And then the next week I actually had flu and had to come up with new legit sounding sickness.
- Indeed / EngdnPd12Idiots up in here. Take the flu shot or not. It’s not going to harm you in any way. I think flu is annoying so I usually take the shot. It doesn’t matter what country you’re from or where you’ve travelled it works just the same. It protects against 4 or 5 strains each year, but you still have the chance of catching a strain not in the vaccine. Life’s a risk. Vaccines work.
- Most vaccines do not have to be taken yearly, but the flu does. This is because each year the vaccine works against different strains, as flu continues to mutate.
They're trying to come up with a universal flu vaccine (which you would not need yearly), but haven't been successful (yet).
- Cisco WakeupFor all those who think not taking a flu shot is sign of strong immunity, it is not. It just means you didn’t catch the flu. Know of several Indians who caught it.It’s highly recommended to take flu shots especially if you have any other health issues such as asthma etc. since It can get much worse if you have other issues