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I am curious, do people get flu shots? I know they use eggs to develop the vaccines and you sure know they are not cage free. In one way, I hate the idea of getting one because they use eggs, but I am also one of those in the risk areas where they say you should get the flu shot (of course, avoding the flu any way is good).<br><br><br><br>
I am curious to see what other people think.
 

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I get one every year. You're going to go through a lot more animal tested etc.. meds if you get the flu than the flu shot egg thing. Then if you get secondary infections, i.e., pneumonia, thats even MORE animal tested medical stuff. (This has happened to me)<br><br><br><br>
Every year I have not gotten the vaccine, I've gotten the flu. This year, my internship requires it anyway, since I work in and out of a hospital.
 

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I get it because I am asthmatic. If I weren't in one of the at-risk groups, I wouldn't. Last year I caught flu before the vaccines were available though.
 

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In Europe, flu shots are only recommended for the elderly and those with weak immune systems.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise you're just helping the shareholders of the pharmaceutical companies get richer.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Diana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In Europe, flu shots are only recommended for the elderly and those with weak immune systems.</div>
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... and those with a chronic lung disease, diabetes etc.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Otherwise you're just helping the shareholders of the pharmaceutical companies get richer.</div>
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Absolutely.
 

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I don't/won't. I didn't get one last year, and I was the only person in my entire office who didn't get the flu. My mom got the shot and still got the flu <b>twice</b>.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't get flu shots.<br><br><br><br>
I never got the flu.</div>
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The same with myself. But I urge my patients to take flu shots as most of them are elderly and/or suffer from autoimmune diseases (like RA, SLE) - as Diana already mentioned.
 
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