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Author Topic: New And Improved Flu Vaccine  (Read 2181 times)

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Online tednlou2

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New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« on: September 24, 2013, 01:25:00 AM »
According to ABC News, this year will be the first time the flu vaccine protects against 4 strains, instead of 3.  But, there are only 30 million doses of this, so call the number flashing on your screen.  And, there is a Super-Duper dose that is 4 times more powerful, that they say is for seniors. 

Do you think those with HIV and other illnesses will eventually be routinely given the extra-strength dose, regardless of age? 

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/flu-shot-breakthrough-horizon-20351154

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 01:36:47 AM »
Hey, everyone thank a ferret. Ferrets from Marshall Farms are used for everything from flu vaccines to cancer research.

A cuddly, furry ferret died so that you wouldn't have to take a week off work. Make it worth it.



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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 02:28:28 AM »
According to ABC News, this year will be the first time the flu vaccine protects against 4 strains, instead of 3.  But, there are only 30 million doses of this, so call the number flashing on your screen.  And, there is a Super-Duper dose that is 4 times more powerful, that they say is for seniors. 

Do you think those with HIV and other illnesses will eventually be routinely given the extra-strength dose, regardless of age? 

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/flu-shot-breakthrough-horizon-20351154

I received mine on the 19th. Not sure if it was the heavy duty one, I will have to check the VA site to find out.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 02:36:21 AM »

This is the only information I have in my medical file about the vaccine :


LOCAL TITLE: OMAR INITIAL MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION NOTE (TP)
DATE OF NOTE: SEP 19, 2013@10:33 ENTRY DATE: SEP 19, 2013@10:33:47
AUTHOR: LEARNED,GLORIA J EXP COSIGNER:
URGENCY: STATUS: COMPLETED
Influenza Vaccine 2013-2014:
Influenza Virus Vaccine Flulaval (TM) 2013-14 CONTAINS THIMEROSAL
formulation (multi dose - 5ml vial - preservative &lt;25 mcg
mercury/dose) 0.5ml per dose Glaxo Smith Kline Lot #:7SE5S Exp 30
June 14 given at this encounter.
The patient and/or surrogate was educated regarding the nature of
the procedure, expected benefits, reasonably foreseeable risks,
and complications or side effects. The CDC vaccine information
statement on influenza was given to the patient/surrogate. The
patient/surrogate gave consent for this procedure.
Reaction: None
Comment: Left Deltoid (IM)
/es/ GLORIA J LEARNED RN
Signed: 09/19/2013 10:35
Date/Time: 19 S


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline oksikoko

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 06:09:14 PM »
A cuddly, furry ferret died so that you wouldn't have to take a week off work. Make it worth it.

:( Cuddly ferrets.

So, I'm supposed to get a flu shot every year now, huh? I think someone told me this last year, but it's not something I had been in the habit of doing. I'll ask my doctor next week.

On the bright side, it sounds like we get to jump the line for the good shots.
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2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
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Offline buginme2

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 06:13:56 PM »
I got my flu shot yesterday.

Nurse that gave it to me said the flu mist (the one they shoot up your nose) protects against four strains.  The injection they were offering only protected against three.  I got the shot.

The flu mist uses a live virus that people with compromised immune systems shouldn't get.  The question really is, if your on meds and doing fine do you have a compromised immune system? 

I need to ask my doctor about that.


Offline weasel

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 06:27:50 PM »
Hey, everyone thank a ferret. Ferrets from Marshall Farms are used for everything from flu vaccines to cancer research.

A cuddly, furry ferret died so that you wouldn't have to take a week off work. Make it worth it.

  Looks like a Weasel to me  :-X

   I got my V.A. shot this morning  :)

   I leaked like a stuck pig  ???     Glad I told her I was POZ before she poked me  ;)

                                                                     Weasel

  P.S. I hope it is the super one !
" Live and let Live "

Offline WillyWump

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 08:13:24 PM »
Of course I think I already caught one of the strains. blah. Guess I better trot out and get my shot this week.

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 08:15:46 PM »
Of course I think I already caught one of the strains. blah. Guess I better trot out and get my shot this week.

-Will

You sure get sick a lot.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline aaware72

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 08:16:42 PM »
I got mine last week. 
"Yes, knowledge is power. Self-knowledge brings mastery of one's body."

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 09:32:04 PM »
I got mine couple weeks ago...made me little sore for a few days, but never got sick
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 07:54:08 PM »
You sure get sick a lot.

You sure get annoying a lot.
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
.

Offline bocker3

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 08:21:42 PM »
You sure get annoying a lot.

Oh, snap!  That really all you got, Mary??
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Online Jeff G

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 08:29:55 PM »
Oh, snap!  That really all you got, Mary??

I think he is pacing himself for the long haul .

Offline WillyWump

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Re: New And Improved Flu Vaccine
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 10:47:02 PM »
I think he is pacing himself for the long haul .

Exactly. You can't peak to early when dealing with MissP.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 10:51:51 PM by WillyWump »
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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