Thursday, January 24, 2013

Don't be a dunderhead, get the flu vaccine

Every person should get a flu vaccine.  By doing this you will reduce your risk of getting the flu from dunderheads who don't get one by 60 percent (90 percent in most years, but his year it's 60 percent). 

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!

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