how come people are more sick when they get the flu shot?

hopeful

Member
It looks like a lot of my friends and neighbors who get the flu shot every year are more sick with colds and the flu than people who don't get the shot like me. I keep telling them the shot is making them sick, but I'm not sure maybe they just have a bad immune system.
 

MoriahKing

New member
There are several reasons why someone might get flu-like symptoms even after they have been vaccinated against the flu.
People may be exposed to an influenza virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two-week period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in a person becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect them.
People may become ill from other (non-flu) viruses that circulate during the flu season, which can also cause flu-like symptoms (such as rhinovirus).
A person may be exposed to an influenza virus that is not included in the seasonal flu vaccine. There are many different influenza viruses that circulate every year. The flu shot protects against the 3 or 4 viruses (depending on whether the flu shot is a trivalent or quadrivalent vaccine) that research suggests will be most common.
Unfortunately, some people can get infected with an influenza vaccine virus despite getting vaccinated. Protection provided by influenza vaccination can vary widely, based in part on health and age factors of the person getting vaccinated. In general, the flu vaccine works best among young healthy adults and older children. Some older people and people with certain chronic illnesses may develop less immunity after vaccination. However, even among people who tend to respond less well to vaccination, the flu vaccine can still help prevent influenza. Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk of serious flu-related complications and for close contacts of high-risk people.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm
 

larryz

New member
The flu shot is so non-essential and dangerous, regardless of age. Don't let the oh it's best for children and elderly fool you. There are ample alternatives to strengthening an immune system.

I wouldn't recommend a flu shot to my worst enemy. Why do medical pharmacies spend millions on bombarding shoppers with "get your flu shot" billboards, posters, flyers, etc. I'm expecting someone in a syringe costume acting silly outside my Rite Aid next Fall. I swear. I wouldn't be shocked.
 

Solstice Goat

Frater Aegagrus
Hooo boy!!!!!!!

1)There are several reasons why someone might get flu-like symptoms even after they have been vaccinated against the flu.
2) People may be exposed to an influenza virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two-week period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated.
3) This exposure may result in a person becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect them.
4) People may become ill from other (non-flu) viruses that circulate during the flu season, which can also cause flu-like symptoms (such as rhinovirus).
5) A person may be exposed to an influenza virus that is not included in the seasonal flu vaccine. There are many different influenza viruses that circulate every year. The flu shot protects against the 3 or 4 viruses (depending on whether the flu shot is a trivalent or quadrivalent vaccine) that research suggests will be most common.
6) Unfortunately, some people can get infected with an influenza vaccine virus despite getting vaccinated.
7) Protection provided by influenza vaccination can vary widely, based in part on health and age factors of the person getting vaccinated.
8) In general, the flu vaccine works best among young healthy adults and older children.
9) Some older people and people with certain chronic illnesses may develop less immunity after vaccination. However, even among people who tend to respond less well to vaccination, the flu vaccine can still help prevent influenza.
10) Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk of serious flu-related complications and for close contacts of high-risk people.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm

1) First and foremost, flu shots are not effective, which you will clearly state as we dissect the propaganda you have posted.

2) Doesn't explain why the control group, those NOT getting the shot are not falling ill at the same rate, does it?

3) A copout for #2

4) Still doesn't explain why the control group, those NOT getting the shot are not falling ill at the same rate, does it?

5) There are far too many strains and mutations to ever even have a 'luck shot' at, assuming the shot works at all. Refer back to #2.

6) EXACTLY!!! Proving that the shot was ineffective!

7) Basically comes down to the individual, independent level of their immune system, huh?

8) A restatement of #7

9) A mish-mashed rehash of #2 and #7

10) And for some reason MOST IMPORTANT for those it's the least effective? Why?


Anyway, if that CDC logic makes good sense to you, please, go get a flu shot!
 

Ajax

New member
We get free flu shots at work. The first year only one guy in my lab took it, and then had to take sick leave for a week because it made him very ill. The 2nd year there were 2 takers who both took several days off after and became ill. I skipped both years and did not get the flu or any colds because I relied on much more dependable and proven hand-washing. Corporate rigamarole won't change my mind.
 

Sheppie

New member
It is also because flu virus mutates so when you get a vaccine you're only "protected" from the strain well known to scientists. But flu never stays the same and evolves constantly so the vaccine is actually no good because it's very unlikely you're gonna get sick with the same stuff.
 

d0ug

New member
All vaccines are based on last years virus not on the mutated version that is going around so basically are useless. The vaccines have mercury and other stuff put in as preservatives can weaken the immune system. An injection bypasses the normal protection of the body which is the skin and digestion system and goes directly into the body.
 

greif

New member
They get sick because they don't get enough vaccines, they should have 6 or 7 more boosters.... yes I am joking
 

Valeria

New member
I personally don't think those things are helpful. Flu is one of the fewest deseases scientiest don't know how to treat, so I think those shots are just for commercial purpose
 

Senex

New member
When I used to get the flu shot I was not more sick...I was just not any less sick. Last five years that I got the shot, it did nothing, other than make my arm sore for a couple days. Without the shot I got the flu at least twice a year, and sometimes 4 or 5 times. With the flu shot, same thing, no difference. Last two years I've worn the surgical mask, instead of getting the flu shot. Last year I got the flu once. If I can make it to Dec 24, this will be the first year in at least ten years that I've dodged the flu bullet.
 

kind2creatures

...elusive dreamer
Staff member
The last time I got the flu was MANY years ago when I was still taking the annual vaccination. Since I stopped I haven't had the flu, and if I do get it, I will try and treat it naturally until it goes away in several days.
 
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