To ail or not to ail........

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 8:38 PM
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  • Well, as a veteran who did not have the choice as to which "vaccines" I received while in service, I wouldn't get a flu shot for anything now. We were forced to have that flu shot every year, in addition to anthrax, small-pox, and God only knows what else. Flu shot? No thanks.

    -- Posted by Thom on Wed, Oct 31, 2007, at 9:15 PM
  • I spent several weeks in the hospital one year when I caught the flu before the shots arrived.

    New Year's had come and gone before they found a medicine that worked on that year's strain.

    They had patients stacked everywhere like cordwood.

    I'd be willing to face military type vaccinations if it meant avoiding such an illness or a pandemic like the one during World War I.

    (Besides,the nice people at the drugstore gave me a sucker because I didn't throw a fit when I got my shot.)

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Nov 1, 2007, at 7:54 PM
  • I'm with Thom on the vaccines. In the military I received an experimental Japanese Encephalitis vaccine that gave me a nasty cough for two months. I had to sign a waiver before they gave it to me. Along with Anthrax, I also received regular doses of all kinds of other vaccines. When I went to college after I got out someone asked me for a shot card in the school admissions office. I showed her my DD-214 and she said "good enough for me!"

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Fri, Nov 2, 2007, at 12:40 PM
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