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Author Topic: Flu Shot Time !  (Read 24502 times)

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Offline bocker3

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Re: Flu Shot Time !
« Reply #100 on: December 20, 2015, 11:54:00 am »
I read this today and thought it had some points to ponder.

A doctor’s explanation of why so many patients say no to flu shots,
http://theweek.com/articles/594217/doctors-explanation-why-many-patients-say-no-flu-shots?ref=yfp

First - -this link's site is awful!!  I had to refresh 5 times just to be able to scroll through it all (and couldn't even access it in Chrome).

Now that I got that off my chest...  LOL!

So, basically his thought is that people either:

a:  Don't think flu is a big deal
and/or
b:  Want to feel some small modicum of "control" over their health by saying "No" to a vaccine

After reading these annual flu threads over the years, this seems like a reasonable assessment of the poor logic that seems to accompany most anti-flu shot argument.

I wonder how many converts came about as the flu had them on their deathbed -- of course we will never know, as the dead can't write a letter.  I bet some doctor's, maybe even this one, have heard some of these.  Would be nice to have them speak up on their behalf. 
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Flu Shot Time !
« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2015, 12:06:07 pm »
Thats odd … it all loads smooth on my mac. Its pretty obvious the assumptions and myth that surround the flu shot and other vaccines are a pet peeve of mine and I own the fact that excuses and misinformation on the subject are an aggravation for me.
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