Thursday, January 24, 2013
Don't be a dunderhead, get the flu vaccine
If you are one of those people who think you get the flu from the flu vaccine, you are likewise a dunderhead. I'm sorry, but it's true. It is totally proven, and impossible, to get the flu from the flu vaccine.
If, I say if, you had a reaction after the shot, it was not due to the inactive flu virus, but a preservative in the vaccine. If this happens, the next time around request a vaccine with no preservative.
If, I say if, you get nauseated after getting the flu virus, this is not, I say, this is not the flu. If you get nauseated it is probably gastroenteritis. It is not the flu. The flu is a lung virus; it makes you sniffle and it makes you congested; it makes you have trouble breathing; it increases your risk of getting pneumonia. It can kill you if this happens.
Nausea can be a symptom of the flu, but it's rare. So if you get nauseated after getting the flu vaccine, chances are it's just a coincidence.
Most hospitals give the vaccine out for free. You should definitely go out of your way to protect yourself from dunderheads. If you do not, then you are a dunderhead too. Got it! Get it! Good!