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I understand that, Melinda. The flu can lead to complications.
I don't assume that the vaccine prevents the flu though. I've heard of quite a few people who got the vaccine and got the flu anyway. One of the listed side effects in every single insert is encephalitis and other neurological disorders. Flip a coin.
Nervous system disorders:
Neuralgia, paresthesia, convulsions (including febrile seizures), encephalomyelitis, encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, and GBS.
"Universal influenza immunization programs, available in virtually every province and territory, may need to be reconsidered in light of emerging evidence that repeated flu shots may blunt the vaccine’s effectiveness in subsequent seasons.
The BC network’s estimates of this year’s flu vaccine efficacy, published in Eurosurveillance, were −8% overall and 2% in young adults against medically attended, laboratory-confirmed influenza A (H3N2) infection — which Skowronski said she interprets as a null effect. This also represents the lowest measured protection against a seasonal virus in the program’s 10-year history, she added.
It recently became known that this year’s H3N2 virus was not a match for the H3N2 component of this year’s trivalent vaccine, but the authors of this new study also saw variability in vaccine effectiveness that was related to prior vaccination history. Vaccine effectiveness was 43% for those who hadn’t received the 2013/14 vaccine but −15% for participants who received both seasons’ vaccines."
My two cents and speaking strictly for me, I will continue to get the flu shot. I have been getting it with no issues since I don't remember when. I know it's been awhile. I had to get it when I was working in home care.
Maybe I have my head in the sand, but I'd rather take a chance with the shot rather than with the flu.
Sandi wrote: ...
It recently became known that this year’s H3N2 virus was not a match for the H3N2 component of this year’s trivalent vaccine, but the authors of this new study also saw variability in vaccine effectiveness that was related to prior vaccination history. Vaccine effectiveness was 43% for those who hadn’t received the 2013/14 vaccine but −15% for participants who received both seasons’ vaccines." ...
What I'd like to know is if those that take regular Flu shots have a higher or lower incidence of Parkinson's Disease. Based on the above vaccine effectiveness statistic, I'm going to guess that it is higher. But how much higher?
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