Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:40 PM
Now, I'm not against vaccines like polio, menengitis, and the like, because those we know are helping, and have been around for a really long time - the long term effects are minimal. And these shots are good for YEARS. But flu vaccines? That you have to get every year because the other one isn't good any more? Why would you want to pump your body full of bacteria and germs? If I could afford it, I would totally look into naturopathic and homeopathic remedies - they seem to have a lot more going for them than contemporary medicine.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:48 PM
Just saw this yesterday. I would not want to be the one in a million chance either.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:50 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:58 AM
So no... will not be getting it. Wash hands, blow nose and gargle with salt! I have also looked into some of the naturopathic remedies.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:56 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:28 PM
The vaccine was put together over the period of several months and has been used to vaccinate over 45, 000 people so far.
I understand its a difficult decision but I personally will be getting vaccinated because its not worth the risk not to. Those who end up having a serious bout of H1N1 can have respiratory failure in a matter of hours.
And for those are thinking about homeo or naturopathic medicine PLEASE PLEASE make sure whatever you buy has a DIN number on it. This means it's been approved or reviewed by Health Canada. If not, the contents can be a mystery and it's not regulated.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:36 PM
High doses of Vitamin C is also a natural antiviral and will help prevent the flu or colds. 1000 mg 2x a day is a good amount during the winter periods (or what your bowels can tolerate). Also, Oil of Oregano under your tongue or mixed with juice is an amazing natural antibacterial/viral/fungal.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:25 PM
To each their own, is the way I look at it. Do what you think is best for yourself.
People did have the H1N1 before, and got better own their own without going to the hospital, but unfortunately, others have died from. The regular flu does the same... some get over it, and others have died from it.
But there has not been enough testing IMO to determine the long term effects that could happen.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:35 PM
I had my annual physical last week and my doctor said that I should get the H1N1 vaccine. However, I heard from a family friend that their dr. advised against it and even said "I'm not getting it".... yikes!
DH just went to Nanton (AB girls, you with me??) to get his today at lunch as he teaches at the high school there so it's easily accessible. They are open on Wednesdays starting today from 12-6. I think I'll try my luck at Avenida tonight or tomorrow after the crowds have hopefully died down. I've been back and forth on it but I think it's the right decision for me. I've also been more aware of hand-washing, face touching, etc. I hope everyone stays healthy no matter what you do!!
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