Originally Posted by RMP&O
There are a lot of uninformed people out there and you seem to be one of them. As has been stated, this isn't the government's vaccine. And tell me how it's worse than getting the H1N1 virus itself? It will keep you from getting this particular strain of influenza A.
This Influenza is not really different from any influenza A. Most healthy people will have a 7-10 days of illness and a week or two of recovery. No big deal right? Except a few will die, as with any influenza A. With the vaccine you get to skip the 3 weeks of illness/recovery. And you won't end up in the dead pool either. That's a pretty good deal.
I fully agree that the media has hyped this like the OJ Simpson trial. It makes people watch the news. It is just the flu, but it's real flu, and most people don't have even partial immunity to this strain.
Remember that in industrial settings, influenza vaccines cut winter absences from work by 40%. That says something right there.
If you have access to this vaccine, take advantage of it. There is no downside.
And yes, I have personally had the vaccine.
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