Posted on Sep 29, 2017
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I've been getting flu shots for years. About every fifth year or so, I get sick, in spite of the shot. I've been pretty lucky, however, warding off the full-blown flu by drugging myself up and drowning in Vitamin C and chicken soup! But is the flu shot all that it's cracked up to be? This article was a huge eye-opener for me!!!

https://www.vox.com/2015/10/14/9521807/flu-shot-vaccine-effectiveness
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PO1 Brian Austin
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I stopped getting the flu shot when i retired and i stopped getting sick.
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Sgt Joy Cameron
Sgt Joy Cameron
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The flu shot causes the flu
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PFC Ronald Renfro
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When your nearly 70, your body can't fight the Flu as easy as it could when your under 40
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PVT Kevin Simpson
PVT Kevin Simpson
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That's why the bulk of "flu related" deaths are in older folks. No worries though, they doubled the flu shot for seniors this year... If I weren't such a skeptic, I'd think they're trying to kill off our seniors faster.
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Sgt Joy Cameron
Sgt Joy Cameron
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PVT Kevin Simpson they are trying to get rid of the elderly. Just be careful. If they can't tell you what's in the shot don't get it. I don't trust anything if I don't know what's in it.
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PVT Kevin Simpson
PVT Kevin Simpson
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Sgt Joy Cameron - I absolutely agree!! My family doesn't do shots, period. There are a myriad of natural & scientifically proven more effective ways to combat the flu than the shot, without ANY side effects.
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PO1 Johnny Jacobs
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The flu shots are available for vets at Walgreens Drugs. The VA won't pay for the "Senior's" vaccine though, only for the one for everyone else. As a senior (67 years old) I feel that I should be able to get the "Senior" flu shot. I did get the one they would pay for though, but felt I was getting screwed over on that deal. The other option was to drive the 96 mile round trip to the VAMC and get the shot. Just my .02.
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PVT Kevin Simpson
PVT Kevin Simpson
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Be grateful they won't pay for it... just doubling up on the poison to get rid of y'all faster. Vitamin C, sunshine (or vitamin D if you're not in the south), and a healthy diet will do FAR more to prevent the flu than the shot.
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LTC Kate Lyons Zentar
LTC Kate Lyons Zentar
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PVT Kevin Simpson you’re so right I now added vitamin B complex some powdered greens to my protein shake and wash my hands a lot Bam!
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PVT Kevin Simpson
PVT Kevin Simpson
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LTC Kate Lyons Zentar - You're gonna think I'm gross for this, but we don't wash our hands unless they're dirty. Like literally have dirt (or something) on them. Everything has a natural flora & fauna and when you mess with that balance things get wonky. Washing your hands like crazy not only kills some of the bad bacteria, but often a lot of the good ones that are fighting the bad ones. Don't get me wrong, I try my damnedest to not touch things in the bathroom, or things that I KNOW are gross & germ filled, but yep hands only get washed about once a day. I'm a firm believer in "germs make you healthy."
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