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Posted: 11/2/2009 10:10:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 10:16:30 AM EST by Tekpc007]
So i work for a health related company in IT and Im really the only IT guy they have so when I'm sick its always a disaster and even getting vacation is tough and usally means i work remotley anyway. So today one of the DR's said he pulled some strings and is getting it for everyone in the building and he wanted to be sure I would be getting it so the world keeps turning and I don't get the oink flu...already 2 cases at work so far. I told DR\Boss i have read some negative stuff about the shot and he says this is a dead virus non mercury version that he wanted specifically for us and thats what we are getting .. so ...should i get it ? or will i turn into a GOV Zombie mind control subject? poll inbound
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:12:10 AM EST
I'm not going to get one.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:13:48 AM EST
1) I'm not personally worried about swine flu.

2) Boss wants me to get a vaccine? Absolutely not.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:14:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 10:15:11 AM EST by Zhukov]
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:15:08 AM EST
Just took my 6month old to the pedi this morning for his well baby check up. She asked me what I thought of the vax, I told her I was disinclined to have them get it. She didn't bat an eye, bashed Obama and his socialistic tendencies (I kid you not) and proceeded with the rest of the exam. If she didn't raise concern over a 6 month old not getting it considering that his age cohort is one of the ones getting hammered the hardest, I'm not sure it's all that imperative for an adult.

Do you normally get the seasonal flu shot? If not, I see no reasons to get the swine flu vax. It is, after all, this season's seasonal flu.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:15:41 AM EST
I got mine last Thursday.

Other than a slight attraction to Rosie O'Donnell, I haven't noticed any side effects.

Seriously though, no side effects for me. Wife had a slight headache, son felt a little sick for a couple hours(but that may have been unrelated). We all had the nasal mist.

My younger children just got the injection-type shot today, will update with any side effects.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:16:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:18:23 AM EST
not getting it.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:18:47 AM EST
Until Obama gets his children vaccinated I will not vaccinate anyone in my family.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:19:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tekpc007:
So i work for a health related company in IT and Im really the only IT guy they have so when I'm sick its always a disaster and even getting vacation is tough and usally means i work remotley anyway. So today one of the DR's said he pulled some strings and is getting it for everyone in the building and he wanted to be sure I would be getting it so the world keeps turning and I don't get the oink flu...already 2 cases at work so far. I told DR\Boss i have read some negative stuff about the shot and he says this is a dead virus non mercury version that he wanted specifically for us and thats what we are getting .. so ...should i get it ? or will i turn into a GOV Zombie mind control subject? poll inbound


So are you saying there is a live virus mercury version out there?

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:20:18 AM EST
I hate the flus, so I get as many flu shots as I can.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:21:02 AM EST
You have to do what you think is right. For me...boo to flu shots.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:21:19 AM EST
How long have they tested it for possible side effects? About two minutes?

No thanks.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:22:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Until Obama gets his children vaccinated I will not vaccinate anyone in my family.


Maybe they are lying, I don't know, but reports last week were that they DID get the vaccine:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/10/obamas-daughters-get-the-h1n1-vaccine.html



Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:22:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 10:24:05 AM EST by JamesP81]
Since you seem to work around a lot of sick people with it, I'd strongly consider it.

As a fellow IT guy / programmer, I hate how it's like pulling teeth for me to use my vacation days. They give me these days then it's pulling fucking teeth to actually use them

ETA: I have never had a flu shot. The flu is not likely to kill me. There are other people who it likely will kill. So those folks can have mine.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:31:06 AM EST
Take it in the ass like a man.
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