Have You Received the Flu Shot?

ABC News U.S. 2013/01/15 13:08:18
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The heightened demand for the flu vaccine has caused some providers to run out of doses, however officials said there are still plenty to go around and are encouraging people to call ahead before driving to a local clinic to get immunized.

National drug store chain Rite Aid is moving some of its supplies around to make sure each of their locations remain stocked, spokeswoman Ashley Flower said. "In select areas, just like everybody else, we are experiencing a reduced amount of shots," Flower told ABC News Radio. "We would certainly advise our customers to call their local Rite Aid before coming in to see what the status of the vaccine is at their location."

A new supply of the flu vaccine is expected to arrive in stores early next week, Flower said.

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  • Mr. Smith 2013/01/15 15:41:36
    Mr. Smith
    Here's the dirty little secret the vaccine industry doesn’t want you to know: Most people getting the flu right now are the same people who were vaccinated with the flu shot. These "so-called" vaccines are designed for the purpose of serving corporate interests rather than public health. The junk they put inside these vaccines (metals, chemicals, etc) also suppress the immune system, which is the primary purpose of vaccines - to actually cause an epidemic so that more people rush out to buy more vaccines. The whole point is to sell more vaccines, not to improve public health.

    So STOP getting flu shots, people, you're just INCREASING your vulnerability to the flu and spreading it to others.

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  • spiderpanda 2013/02/07 05:33:49
    hell no o_0
  • The Pale Man 2013/01/30 22:18:50
    The Pale Man
    Not a big fan of heavy metals and poison being injected into my body.
  • Nothingful ._. 2013/01/17 22:32:06
    Nothingful ._.
    How the heck is yes the popular vote yes when every single religious and political group is against it though?
  • Red Omega 2013/01/17 21:40:40
    Red Omega
    Was in the USA last week and all the news channels made a massive deal about the flu. Obviously didn't catch the everything picture, but it seems blown out of proportion. People seem ignorant about what to do when you have the flu. Like.... really?!
  • Martyr4... Red Omega 2013/01/17 22:48:16
    Yes, the media is frantically spewing propaganda, as usual. The citizens aren't nearly as concerned about it as the media...they are going overboard with the scare tactics and it's becoming ridiculous.
  • ratclifft~pwcm 2013/01/17 18:54:48
    and i will not get one
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/17 17:52:52
    it was free and the meds for the sickness when you get it donot often work cost $150. well this was according to a doctor not any goverment agency or anything else.
  • polock 2013/01/17 16:42:09
    and I don't plan on getting either...
  • Sweet-N-Sour 2013/01/17 16:26:07
    Don't even get me started. Ever notice how illnesses are no big deal until some corporate asshat working for a Big Pharma company develops a vaccine for it? No one even questions the safety or efficacy of these things. "Oh, the powers-that-be say I should get a shot because XYZ is so dangerous! Didn't you hear? People are dying all the time from it!" First of all, you are completely delusional if you think the pharmaceutical companies or the Government has your best interest at heart. Second, people need to stop ignoring what they see. Are people dying left and right from the flu? No. Are people who got the flu shot getting sick more often than the non vaccinated? Yes.
    We need to experience some illness in life to beneficially challenge the immune system or it will be crippled to fight anything on its own. Ever wonder why we seem to need so many "boosters"? Because the immune system does not respond properly to a toxin injected into a muscle. Our first line of immune defense are the eyes, nose, throat and digestive tract. Ugh, I need to stop. I could go on all day with this subject.
  • Black_Rose 2013/01/17 13:22:31
    I refuse to get the flu shot.
  • Marianne723 2013/01/17 13:02:21
    I took the shot one time a few years back and found out I am allergic to them. Can't take it anymore. I wouldn't anyway with all that crap they put in them. I am wise to their little secret of pushing the vaccines because of the money they make from it. I also found out that Vitamin D3 has kept me from getting colds and flu. Most people are deficient in this vitamin and don't know it. Lack of it can cause many serious illnesses. My daughter used to get strep throat every year, but since she started taking the Vitamin D3, she hasn't been sick at all. Might check with your Dr. and see if your low in this vitamin. She had herself checked and was very low.
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/01/17 12:49:54
    Kezzi Morris
  • Wrinkleranch 2013/01/17 12:33:04
    I am diabetic so yes. I makes a huge difference for me.
  • Daniel ... Wrinkle... 2013/01/22 16:57:38
    Daniel Hughey
    The only reason you are a diabetic, is they want to keep you sick. It can be cured in all off
    3 weeks. Look up Dr. Joel Wallach.
  • Wrinkle... Daniel ... 2013/01/23 04:20:42
    You are an ignorant ass.
  • Wrinkle... Daniel ... 2013/01/23 04:22:10
    Oh and thank you for your expert medical advice!
  • Cleaver62 2013/01/17 10:14:26
    Never have. Never will. People get sick then they get better.
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/01/17 09:28:57
    Usually every year but not this one
  • disclaimer 2013/01/17 08:36:19
    My university offered them free; why the hell not? I'd be screwed six ways to Sunday if I got sick.
  • Daniel ... disclaimer 2013/01/22 17:00:27
    Daniel Hughey
    Giving up is not a answer. u-tube search "Food the Ultimate Secret"
  • disclaimer Daniel ... 2013/01/22 20:05:33
    So getting a flu shot and protecting my health is giving up?
  • nickthestick 2013/01/17 04:52:55
    no, id NEVER get or let anyone in my family get one
  • Big One 0909 2013/01/17 04:43:15
    Big One 0909
    My doctor only recommends it for the very young or the very old. I'm 54. I used to get it, and might again next year, but I'm skipping it this year
  • Daniel ... Big One... 2013/01/22 17:06:34
    Daniel Hughey
    And that's the people it harms most. I know 2 young mothers now who took their kids in to
    get uptaded on their vaccines and now they are autistic. They were both normal until the shots. Have you ever wondered why 10 yrs ago autism was 1 in 25,000 and now it's 1 in 60.
  • Wretha S 2013/01/17 04:31:39
    Wretha S
    Nor will I, do some research, it doesn't take long to find the risks involved in taking this vaccine.

  • Jessica 2013/01/17 01:38:43
    Don't need it. I'm sure the shot would probably just make me sick.
  • actionjksn 2013/01/17 01:02:31
  • Katherine 2013/01/17 00:03:19
    I don't get them anymore.
  • harasnicole 2013/01/16 23:59:52
  • Kozmo, Kostable of the Kust... 2013/01/16 23:22:52
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    about the eighth time around for this tradition, also among at risk group
    c'est la vie
  • Leslie Goudy 2013/01/16 23:14:19
    Leslie Goudy
    They only give out shots for A type and I just got tested for B and it was negative. It was just a horrible MIgraine. I had to because my husband is in the Vets home and they are under quarentine now
  • yvee l'unico 2013/01/16 21:37:44
    yvee l'unico
    My mon always made me but since i dont live with her anymore, its different now. I refuse to receive it
  • Doc Holiday 2013/01/16 20:41:16
    Doc Holiday
    Really, get a flu shot!

    I used to work in a hospital where only a handful of employees would get the shot. Others, like myself, would not get the shot because we did not trust what was being put into the vaccine.
  • Daniel Hughey 2013/01/16 19:48:14
    Daniel Hughey
    When they stop putting mercury(thymerazone) based preservatives in our vaccines maybe.
  • BigKwell 2013/01/16 19:17:55
    Had mine in October... and have been getting one since I've turned 50.
  • Daniel ... BigKwell 2013/01/16 19:54:27
    Daniel Hughey
    Did you know that taking the flu shot lowers your immune system for about 90 days.
    Did you know that mercury preservatives are used in the shots? Other countries don't.
  • BigKwell Daniel ... 2013/01/17 20:32:10
    Well it's better than suffering the flu. Had it before - hurt like hell for a day.
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2013/01/16 19:16:13
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    Yep, got mine last Thursday. I HATE needles and was unsure if I wanted to get one, but I didn't feel a thing. With the flu in full fledged, Whooping cough, and stomach flu going around I'm pulling all the stops by dressing correctly for the weather and eating right. I already got sick a couple for a couple of weeks and that sucked; this bug won't get me again!
  • El Prez 2013/01/16 19:15:50
    El Prez
    Keep up your imune system and that is the best protection against all desease.
  • smitty 2013/01/16 19:06:29
    Back in Nov.

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