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#1 hack2489

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:44 AM

'Tis the time of year for the jab?

 

Who's in?

 

I found this old thread: http://forums.iseekg...ne#entry1395239on a similar topic / context is bit different.

 

Also, just read this interesting article on the topic:

 

https://theconversat...effective-97688

 

So, yay or nay?

 

Are you getting a jab this year?

 

 

 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

Work in public health so - Absolutely jabbing.

 

Crazy if you don't!!



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:43 AM

We provide flu shots every year for our employees to reduce incidence of illness.  Mr Deege who is immuno compromised gets them for free.  They aren't 100% effective because they just eliminate the strain that they predict will be the most common in the flu season.  Last year there was one of the highest rates of confirmed flu diagnoses in recent years - and it was very debilitating for those that got it.  Mr Deege is immuno-compromised and got the flu confirmed by blood test and was sick as a dog.  


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

Wise or not? never had an flu vac.

Had the flu once or twice in last 5 years.

Have now jinxed self to cop it this season


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:20 AM

I get a flu shot through work most years, mainly because it's free. Possible effects on my life are that my chances of dying from the flu are reduced, significantly. 


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

I get a flu shot through work most years, mainly because it's free. Possible effects on my life are that my chances of dying from the flu are reduced, significantly. 

What are the chances of a healthy young buck like yourself dying from the flu to begin with? Negligible at best I would've thought



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:29 AM

What are the chances of a healthy young buck like yourself dying from the flu to begin with? Negligible at best I would've thought

the flu doesn't discriminate against young good looking bucks like myself.

 

I am around a lot of plebby train people all the time, me dying from it is a stretch, but I still don't want to get it if I can help it.

Have I mentioned I hate plebby train people  


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:36 AM

the flu doesn't discriminate against young good looking bucks like myself.

 

I am around a lot of plebby train people all the time, me dying from it is a stretch, but I still don't want to get it if I can help it.

Have I mentioned I hate plebby train people  

It does in terms of dying from it, although little bump would be much more vulnerable so pays to be careful. 


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

Not sure if I am exhibiting a communist side here but immunisation is really about population health more so than individual health.  The odds of an individual getting the flu are relatively low, you could go your whole life without getting it. But the chance the flu strikes a population is high. If that population has a low resistance ie. not vaccinated then it is more likely to spread and then any individual in that population are at greater risk of contracting the flu.

 

I am reasonably fit, healthy etc. and so are not in any particular risk group but I have contact with many elderly people etc. who are at risk of severe morbidity. I see it as my role in reducing the risk to these people as much as benefits to me. 

 

Also lets face facts golf clubs are full of elderly people who are at risk so shouldn't we all consider vaccination.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:14 PM

Not sure if I am exhibiting a communist side here but immunisation is really about population health more so than individual health.  The odds of an individual getting the flu are relatively low, you could go your whole life without getting it. But the chance the flu strikes a population is high. If that population has a low resistance ie. not vaccinated then it is more likely to spread and then any individual in that population are at greater risk of contracting the flu.

 

I am reasonably fit, healthy etc. and so are not in any particular risk group but I have contact with many elderly people etc. who are at risk of severe morbidity. I see it as my role in reducing the risk to these people as much as benefits to me. 

 

Also lets face facts golf clubs are full of elderly people who are at risk so shouldn't we all consider vaccination.

Very true, herd immunity and all that. 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:31 PM

I've never had a flu jab but was thinking of getting one this year, when supplies are back up in July.
Haven't been to the doc in 3 or 4 years, so I thought I might do that, too.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:05 PM

Interesting. That last article Hack mentions has been in the medical papers recently. Suggests quite strongly that flu vaccine does not protect against a pandemic and offers little or nothing in reduced mortality or morbidity. I have not had for years. I’m supposed to this year (reduced immunity) but probably won’t bother.
http://www.golf.org....icap/4070201550
What can possibly go wrong?

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

Interesting. That last article Hack mentions has been in the medical papers recently. Suggests quite strongly that flu vaccine does not protect against a pandemic and offers little or nothing in reduced mortality or morbidity. I have not had for years. I’m supposed to this year (reduced immunity) but probably won’t bother.

curious, why's that?

your patients are all elective still aren't they?


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:55 PM

curious, why's that?

your patients are all elective still aren't they?

Why’s what?
What’s my patients got to do with it?
http://www.golf.org....icap/4070201550
What can possibly go wrong?

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:03 PM

I had my flu jab this year and prefer to err on the side of caution.




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