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EphemeralStar

And first of all, do you get vaccinated ? Do you believe everyone should or does it even matter?


I'll first admit, that no, I do not frequently get vaccinated with the latest flu shots and what not, but I have in the past. (I just got lazy) But lately, there has been outbreaks of measles and crap like that where I live, and people are getting mad and blaming it on the people who chose not to get vaccinated along with their children. Some people believe that there are far more risks and dangers to vaccinating themselves/their children and chose not to and believe as long as they eat right and take care of their bodies naturally they will not get sick. Personally, I think that's great that they want to do their best to take care of their body, but I feel that it's important to get your child vaccinated from the really dangerous sicknesses because their bodies and immune system are not as strong compared to their parents and have a higher risk of death in the case of extreme sickness. I also find that often people who do not vaccinate their children have this weird idea that vaccinations cause autism....? What the actual....

Anyway please discuss your viewpoint in a non-judgemental way as best as possible please!

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As far as I'm aware there are no dangers to vaccination, and vaccination has an undoubtedly large positive effect on you and society in general. The fact that if you don't get vaccinated you can spread disease to others - especially the few that can't get vaccinated for whatever reason - added on, to me, means that vaccination is a must.

 

To say that it doesn't matter ignores the terrible history of diseases, to be honest.

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Yes unless it's in my ass. Sp00ky sh*t when the doctor sticks a needle in there. I fainted once :dontgetit:

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THE GHETTO JEZUS

For me I would usually get vaccinated but this year I got lazy and didn't get a shot. And for me personally let people do what ever they want, like let them get vaccinated or not, we can't force them to do that beyond their will. This whole measles outbreak is bs tbh, like if its for religious reasons not to get vaccinated then you can't really say anything. Getting vaccinated doesn't mean you wont get sick from something, like last year I got 2 flu shots and I still got sick with the flu. So you really can't always blame the people who choose not to get vaccinated. And also about the thing with getting a flu shot and it being related to autism, I find that kinda stupid imo. Like where is the facts behind that.

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I hope to Get the flu every year because you can get a few days off school or work. So I dont get vaccinated. But I still rarely get it.

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I also find that often people who do not vaccinate their children have this weird idea that vaccinations cause autism....? What the actual....

This, I believe, stems from a single study done by a man called Andrew Wakefield in the late 90s in Britain, in which he linked the mmr vaccine to autism. The Mirror and a bunch of other tabloids in the UK picked up on the story and it spread, apparently across the whole of the western world and later encapsulated every vaccine ever. Wakefield's study was proven to be completely sh*t, but sadly the rumour has stuck around.

 

If I'm remember correctly, vaccination levels in the UK prior to this study were at 98%, falling to the 30% rate immediately after the media blitz. It's only returned to the 90% range recently.

 

Anyway no I don't get vaccinations for the flu, I'm pretty sure you can only get NHS flu vaccines if you're old.

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EphemeralStar

For me I would usually get vaccinated but this year I got lazy and didn't get a shot. And for me personally let people do what ever they want, like let them get vaccinated or not, we can't force them to do that beyond their will. This whole measles outbreak is bs tbh, like if its for religious reasons not to get vaccinated then you can't really say anything. Getting vaccinated doesn't mean you wont get sick from something, like last year I got 2 flu shots and I still got sick with the flu. So you really can't always blame the people who choose not to get vaccinated. And also about the thing with getting a flu shot and it being related to autism, I find that kinda stupid imo. Like where is the facts behind that.

 

You have a point, ghettojezuz. There have been times back when I was younger that I got vaccinated for the flu but still caught a different flu. I haven't caught anything serious for a few years now..usually just minor colds, but nothing beyond that. I think it has a lot to do with my age and physical well-being. My mom(63) and little brother(7) both caught the same flu recently, yet I did not, which leads me to believe it's due to the age difference? At this stage in life, I don't really feel the need to worry about getting vaccinated unless some new deadly virus comes around. Other than that, I think I won't have to worry about it until later in life. BUT I do believe it is important to get vaccinated.

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That´s pure luck.

But You should take vaccines at least for known deadly diseases. I´ve never taken for flu, it´s recommended for babies and old people anyway.

 

Last time i had virus flu in 1992. Mumps in 1980 and chickenpox little later. I believe every child had those back then.

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As far as I'm aware there are no dangers to vaccination, and vaccination has an undoubtedly large positive effect on you and society in general. The fact that if you don't get vaccinated you can spread disease to others - especially the few that can't get vaccinated for whatever reason - added on, to me, means that vaccination is a must.

 

To say that it doesn't matter ignores the terrible history of diseases, to be honest.

 

The last flu shot I had nearly killede, I wouldn't ever get another vaccine again

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That´s pure luck.

But You should take vaccines at least for known deadly diseases. I´ve never taken for flu, it´s recommended for babies and old people anyway.

 

Last time i had virus flu in 1992. Mumps in 1980 and chickenpox little later. I believe every child had those back then.

Wow dude, could you please give me some of your health?

 

I wish there were medkits IRL like the ones in some games, because I seriously need one now.

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I'm taking the Hep A vaccine before I take off for my vacation - it doesn't hurt to be careful.

 

The fact is, the theoretical risk of having an adverse reaction to a vaccination is astronomically lower than the very real risk (and it increases with every other idiot who refuses vaccinations for themselves or their kids) of actually getting a life threatening disease.

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On the topic of vaccinations has anyone else gotten the male HPV vaccination? My mom forced me to get the first shot a couple years ago when she still had power over me. But i haven't gotten the final shot because I think its ridiculous for males (especially a virgin) to get a vaccination for HPV and just a money grab by the clinics and hospitals. And the makers of the drug themselves.

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Get it.

1) because if you ever plan on having sex you don't want it

2) because if you ever get it you don't want to spread it to your partner who could get cervical cancer

3) because it's an important step to beating the disease.

 

Jesus, there's enough things out there to worry about; if I were single I'd have done it ages ago.

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Get it.

1) because if you ever plan on having sex you don't want it

2) because if you ever get it you don't want to spread it to your partner who could get cervical cancer

3) because it's an important step to beating the disease.

 

Jesus, there's enough things out there to worry about; if I were single I'd have done it ages ago.

Sorry I didn't clarify in my post enough. The reason I don't think I need it is because the odds of me ever having sex are so exponentially low that there is no reason to get the vaccination. Because I think the only way males can get it is through sexual contact. In effect its like giving a malaria vaccine to someone who will never visit Africa. Its not worth my time to go into the doctors and spend money to get a vaccine for a disease I will never come in contact with

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Then I suggest you start saving up for a therapist...

Why? my parents made me go to a therapist after I tried to commit suicide and it was dumb and I didn't see the point in it and I came out the same as when I went in. Huge waste of money at a time when we were struggling to keep a roof over our heads. That was a long time ago though. But I must say that getting out of class 3 or 4 times a week to go to the school psychologist to play board games and such was a benefit :cool:

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Get it.

1) because if you ever plan on having sex you don't want it

2) because if you ever get it you don't want to spread it to your partner who could get cervical cancer

3) because it's an important step to beating the disease.

 

Jesus, there's enough things out there to worry about; if I were single I'd have done it ages ago.

Sorry I didn't clarify in my post enough. The reason I don't think I need it is because the odds of me ever having sex are so exponentially low that there is no reason to get the vaccination. Because I think the only way males can get it is through sexual contact. In effect its like giving a malaria vaccine to someone who will never visit Africa. Its not worth my time to go into the doctors and spend money to get a vaccine for a disease I will never come in contact with

 

Hahahaha holy sh*t do I feel sorry for you. Everyone can get laid man, even morbidly obese people with messed up facial disorders.

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I don't get annual flu shots. The only flu shot I've gotten in the past 7ish years was during the "swine flu epidemic", and I ended up getting the swine flu not long after. Every other year, I didn't get the shot, and I didn't get the flu (except for this year, unfortunately).

 

I just don't like them. My mom, as a nurse, has always warned against them, so I guess I just grew up taking her advice. I'm going to take an immunobiology course, so I'm curious to know if any of the flaws of vaccinations will be exposed during that class. :p

 

However, I feel that vaccinations for just about everything else are incredibly important. The fact is that, these weird neurological responses and side effects that you hear about are fairly rare, and because of that, they make the news, so most of the time, the vaccine won't hurt you. Flu shots are something you take each year, and I've not had much success with them (because they're not incredibly accurate as they only target particular predicted strains), so I don't feel the need for them. Plus, I feel that a good flu is always good for the body while you're young, anyway.

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Get it.

1) because if you ever plan on having sex you don't want it

2) because if you ever get it you don't want to spread it to your partner who could get cervical cancer

3) because it's an important step to beating the disease.

 

Jesus, there's enough things out there to worry about; if I were single I'd have done it ages ago.

Sorry I didn't clarify in my post enough. The reason I don't think I need it is because the odds of me ever having sex are so exponentially low that there is no reason to get the vaccination. Because I think the only way males can get it is through sexual contact. In effect its like giving a malaria vaccine to someone who will never visit Africa. Its not worth my time to go into the doctors and spend money to get a vaccine for a disease I will never come in contact with

 

Hahahaha holy sh*t do I feel sorry for you. Everyone can get laid man, even morbidly obese people with messed up facial disorders.

 

If I had a quarter for every time I have heard that I would be driving this

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But lets get back on topic. Sorry I strayed us off topic.

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Get it.

1) because if you ever plan on having sex you don't want it

2) because if you ever get it you don't want to spread it to your partner who could get cervical cancer

3) because it's an important step to beating the disease.

 

Jesus, there's enough things out there to worry about; if I were single I'd have done it ages ago.

Sorry I didn't clarify in my post enough. The reason I don't think I need it is because the odds of me ever having sex are so exponentially low that there is no reason to get the vaccination. Because I think the only way males can get it is through sexual contact. In effect its like giving a malaria vaccine to someone who will never visit Africa. Its not worth my time to go into the doctors and spend money to get a vaccine for a disease I will never come in contact with

 

Hahahaha holy sh*t do I feel sorry for you. Everyone can get laid man, even morbidly obese people with messed up facial disorders.

 

 

Did you have to f*cking tell them? Really, hone-

 

Oh. You didn't say my name.

 

OT: When I lived in Honduras, they used the same needles that the Heroin addicts used. Best injection ever.

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I didn't watch that, but f*ck Penn and Teller.

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I've never been vaccinated before except for one or two major diseases as a baby/toddler. Ever since I've been 3-4 years old, I've never gotten a vaccination. Never got a flu vaccination either, I've just never worried about it I guess.

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I cucked Alex Jones

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children should be forced to enroll their children in different schools. I don't my children to be around your measles infested little sh*tbag.

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Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children should be forced to enroll their children in different schools. I don't my children to be around your measles infested little sh*tbag.

I also think that parents who don't vaccinate their children and cause them to have seriously debilitating illnesses or death should be sent to prison.

 

 

I am pretty sure I did get vaccinated when I was born and I got vaccinated a few times as a child. I haven't gotten a vaccine in a long time, not even when the more dangerous influenza viruses were around. My sister got one and I was tempted to do it as well, but the whole thing kinda ended before I even got to decide to do it.

 

Here's an article about someone who lived their life without getting vaccinated: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/01/growing_up_unvaccinated_a_healthy_lifestyle_couldn_t_prevent_many_childhood.html

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I'd rather not inject myself with mercury (a neurotoxin), but that's just me..

 

Haven't been vaccinated since '99, and when I did I got extremely sick for about a week straight. I don't think I've been that sick since.. so I think I'd rather just not.

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I'd rather not inject myself with mercury (a neurotoxin), but that's just me..

 

Haven't been vaccinated since '99, and when I did I got extremely sick for about a week straight. I don't think I've been that sick since.. so I think I'd rather just not.

I don't think they do that anymore and mercury is found in larger quantities in foods, like tuna fish.

 

Correlation ≠ causation.

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I cucked Alex Jones

I'd rather not inject myself with mercury (a neurotoxin), but that's just me..

 

 

And out comes the scientific illiteracy.

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