Would you get the flu shot when you find out your pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Flu shot while pregnant
    Yes : (98 votes)
    74 %
    No : (34 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 76
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    Helper bee

    MrsAKSkier :  *scratching my head*  But I agree with you. When did I say that Science hasn’t been groundbreaking and necessary? OMG…

     

    Post # 77
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    butterfly67 :  You seemed to think that the belief that the earth was flat was based on science and research…

    Post # 78
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    butterfly67 :  I didn’t say in all aspects, so maybe you’re the one who should re-read my post a little closer. I was explaining why the research is “wrong” as you put it, so as to further educate you so the next time you’re telling people research is always wrong you and you can’t trust it you would at least have some comprehension of why it might appear that way to back up your arguments. 

    But hey, you think you know what you’re talking about so go right ahead. 

    Post # 79
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    butterfly67 :  

    And I’m splitting hairs here because I know what you were trying to say about exercising and hand washing, but the flu is spread by droplets. People coughing and sneezing and such. So while hand washing is definitely essential, if you’re around someone who sneezes or coughs who has the flu, your washed hands aren’t going to be helpful.

    The effectiveness of the shot also changes from year to year. If the strain the vaccine is made for is for the strain that is most prevalent, the vaccine will be more effective. If it’s for the wrong one, you end up with your 10% number.

    It’s not that it’s not effective, it’s just that a different strain of the flu is the one that’s prevalent.

    From what I understand, they are working to develop one that encompasses all strains of it.

    Post # 80
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    Helper bee

    slomotion :  I never said research is ALWAYS wrong.  In fact, I would think it quite ignorant for anyone to say the same.

    I actually appreciate your feedback and agree that it is because of advancement that causes this. But I don’t believe your view changes the fact that this advancement causes consistent changes in certain aspects.

    Post # 81
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    MrsAKSkier :  Fair enough and I can admit when I am wrong. But it still doesn’t change the fact that because of ‘advancement’ as slomotion pointed out, the science ‘changes’ or gains grounds. And sometimes, that is diametrically opposed to what was previously believed period. Fact.

    Post # 82
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    Busy bee

    MrsAKSkier :  Well… duh

    I think it’s crazy we can irradicate significantly worse diseases through vaccination, though.  But can’t get a handle on the flu…. just find the latest model for the year for the vaccine.

    Make it part of the baby boosters I guess?

    Post # 83
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    itsachickenwingthing :  

    The flu has several variations unlike some other diseases. They base the vaccination on the strand they think will be the most prevalent in the coming year.

    Eventually when they are able to develop one that covers all variations, you might not have to get it every year.

    Post # 85
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    itsachickenwingthing :  

    They started to find that the Rubella part of the MMR vaccine did not provide life time immunity like they once thought, I had to get a booster right after my daughter was born, the immunity testing was part of the prenatal blood work.

    That’s the benefit of science.

    Post # 86
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Stupid question, but it seems safe to ask here. Do the flu vaccines we get only last that one year? I’m curious if we get the shot this year and it’s a different strain than last year’s shot, are we extra immuned, or does it not work that way? I assume not. I’m sure I could do my own google search but figured why not ask here since a few seem to be knowledgeable. 

    I’m very annoyed at the few claiming everyone they know who gets the shot gets sick. Um, it’s a light reaction that lasts a day or so. That is NOT the flu… jeez louise this argument is ridiculous. In some cases it is actually be the flu by coincidental timing but I imagine that’s a very small percentage of these claims.

    I‘ve gotten the shot every year and I’ve never gotten the flu. I have had a reaction to the shot about 25% of the time .. but it was often when I wasn’t sleeping or eating well so my chances of getting sick were already higher. People could take some personal responsibility and not get the shot if they aren’t feeling great. clinics should ask, but they don’t always if busy. They’re people too. 

    Post # 87
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I would like to ask all of the people who are so against the shot: How is a day or two of feeling “meh” after a shot worth up to 2 weeks of feeling SERIOUSLY ill and potentially needing hospitalized? Even death? For the folks that have jobs where they don’t get sick leave or are caring for children or elderly people, how is being hospitalized going to hinder that? How bad would you feel if you got them sick? Or if that doesn’t apply to you and you get sick and then get others sick around you, who are in those situations? Potentially affecting people with low immunity and risking their lives. I just absolutely can’t understand the selfish mentality. Sure it’s not a great vaccine yet so that’s the facade you hide behind for not getting it, but it seriously IS better than nothing. And there’s no real good reason not to other than the selfish argument of not wanting to feel slightly under the weather for a few days… 

    obviously folks that can’t take the shot due to medical reasons, this isn’t directed at you.

    Post # 88
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    Busy bee

    itsachickenwingthing :  You realize that you can’t just make stuff up to prove a point, right?

    It is scientifically IMPOSSIBLE to catch the flu from the flu shot. Not unlikely or uncommon, but physically impossible.

    Post # 89
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    1731 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Of course. When you’re pregnant, why would you risk your fetus and yourself simply because the vaccine may cause a day or so of discomfort. The vaccine doesn’t make you get the flu. 

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