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What risks does it pose? The missionaries from our church some over every monday. I found out that they both had the flu shot. My nephew came over and I found out two days later that he had had the flu shot and was now very very sick.<br><br>
Our my children at risk because they were around them?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What risks does it pose? The missionaries from our church some over every monday. I found out that they both had the flu shot. My nephew came over and I found out two days later that he had had the flu shot and was now very very sick.</div>
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Isn't it sad that a child gets the flu shot to protect him from it and then he gets sick from it?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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No it is not a life virus.
 

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Yes it is sad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and then people refuse to see that it was the shot that made them sick so they get it AGAIN the next year. My grandpa almost dies from it one year and then got it again the next year. His thought process "it would have been even worce if I had not gotten the shot"<br><br>
I am pretty sure she said it was the *shot* that they got but I will ask. They have a premie in the hospital and I would HATE to think of them passing on the flu to her because they got the shot.
 

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I THINK....there is no chance of transfer from a person who rec'd vacc as an injection....but if they rec'd the nasal mist it would be the same as being around someone with the flu for the 1st few days<br><br>
And not to start conflict, but Candi your grandpa was actually right....and the flu vacc could make you feel a little sic for a day or two, as all vaccs can, but the chance of that rxn decreases with each subsequent yearly injection
 

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And not to start conflict, but Candi your grandpa was actually right....and the flu vacc could make you feel a little sic for a day or two, as all vaccs can, but the chance of that rxn decreases with each subsequent yearly injection</div>
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He really didn't say anything about the reactions being less with each shot. He thought that he would have gotten more sick that first year if he had NOT gotten the shot. he refuses to see that there is a link in him getting sick. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I don't know about you...but I don't want to risk getting sick because of the shot with the thought that next year it won't be as bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<snip> the flu vacc could make you feel a little sic for a day or two, as all vaccs can, but the chance of that rxn decreases with each subsequent yearly injection</div>
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Being injected with a combo of flu viruses in no way can lessen your reaction OR shorten the time you are actually sick. It actually HARMS your immune system making it harder for your body to fight off the wild virus.<br><br>
The CDC has never been able to produce a flu vax that will fight that years flu threats. This year's flu vax is for the flu that went around last year making it totally ineffective for THIS years virus.
 

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Please tell me where you found that. I've never seen an acknowledgement that it can even cause illness in the first place. The byline has usually been that it was a coincidence b/c the flu shot could never cause flu symptoms. This spin is new to me, that it causes flu symptoms, but lessens them for next year!<br><br>
Besides, she didn't say her grampa was a little sick for a day or two, she said...<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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My info was from an infection controll nurse that gives vax yearly to the same group of people....and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">in her experience</span> the people taht showed more symptoms were 1st timers.....people who had rec'd vaccine for several years had minimal or no rxn.<br><br>
and some peoples opinion is that they would rather get sick a few days than to have flu for a week or two....but that is an opinion and a personal choice.
 

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my grandfather had the same reaction, and recognized the problem and thank fully did not get it again. We were all gathered at his bedside bc we thought this was "it". Subsequently, thank goodness, my grandmother has not received the shot.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">and some peoples opinion is that they would rather get sick a few days than to have flu for a week or two....but that is an opinion and a personal choice.</td>
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Well, that sure simplifies things...
 
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