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Haruka
December 9th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Flu season is here now. You should get your flu shot this season because it's going to be worse. Theres a lack of supply of Flu Vaccine because everyone took them already. Your only option is a flu spray, which can make some bad syntoms... I heard a boy died because the flu. So, protect yourself today and get a flu shot so you can stay healthy.

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Phantom Angel
December 9th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Okay.*get a flu shot*
Nice, flu can't harm me. XD
*run around the room*
Wait...I ain't hyper. XD
*tired*
*fainted*

Purin
December 9th, 2003, 09:50 PM
I have read about this flu vaccine shortage in the newspapers but I was not too concerned until you brought it up here. I think I will check out the newspapers again.
I'm not sure If I ever had a flu vaccine....the only one I remember that I had is for chickenpox and Hep. B.

Frostweaver
December 9th, 2003, 10:07 PM
errr... the flu shot is offered but... not that much people are taking it here (not only costly but also have to drive all the way to downtown just to take the shot...)

I already got the flu when the flu season started... so I kind of experienced part of it already (because that night was a very radical change in temperature from plus 5 celcius to -20 celcius in one night... a lot of people are sick on that night including me). Now the temperature is rather constant, people are more "on guard" about dressing warm and etc...

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 10th, 2003, 12:14 AM
I'm not affected since I ain't in the US. However I do get fevers at Winter.

Kenta
December 10th, 2003, 03:23 AM
I havent had the flu in many years

I've been sick only a couple times in the last 3 years.

Shining Arcanine
December 10th, 2003, 09:50 AM
Flu season is here now. You should get your flu shot this season because it's going to be worse. Theres a lack of supply of Flu Vaccine because everyone took them already. Your only option is a flu spray, which can make some bad syntoms... I heard a boy died because the flu. So, protect yourself today and get a flu shot so you can stay healthy.

Comments, and discussion about this discussion should be posted here.
I have been having a flu shot every year for the past few years. I have it at the end of summer. Now I don't get the flu or cold anymore. I get nasal, viral, ear, etc infections. ^_^;;

And yes, first I had a nasal infection (I forgot how to spell the proper term), then a stomach, and now an ear infection. ^_^;;

flygonruler1
December 10th, 2003, 09:58 AM
lets see....I am not getting one proboly,Ive already had strep throght(sp) and the flu....

Dragon Man
December 10th, 2003, 10:21 AM
Even though I live in New York City I don't really care for flu shots. Besides if I'm sick I don't have to go to school and I can spend more time on PC. :laugh:

MoonLight
December 10th, 2003, 10:26 AM
Well I never got the full hit of the flu yet *Knock On Wood* but i did have a nasty head cold tho

Purin
December 10th, 2003, 10:32 AM
Even though I live in New York City I don't really care for flu shots. Besides if I'm sick I don't have to go to school and I can spend more time on PC. :laugh:
(You could) just try to imagine anyone thinking the way you do when the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic occured; it would not be funny anymore.
Shouldn't anyone be serious with this kind of topic? At least those living in the so-called affected areas?

Just to highlight one point here:
I heard a boy died because the flu.

^^NICK^^ v.2.0
December 10th, 2003, 10:52 AM
I got a flu shot in the first week of November. XP

Shingo`
December 10th, 2003, 12:42 PM
5+ kids died because of it.
InfoNet>stats
Last known strain: A-Fujian
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That one is not in the vaccine; not much use anyway ^^ that one is also murderous.
~.~ that one is also the killer

Too-Angel
December 10th, 2003, 03:26 PM
I got a flu shot just before December 1st. I won't get infected now. ^_^'

It's really quite sad, some of my friends got caught by a flu over this weekend and most majority of them didn't go to school.

Keleri
December 10th, 2003, 07:19 PM
You'd be surprised how many people die from the 'flu every year...but you only really have to worry about it if you're very old, very young or have a depressed immune system. Nothing to worry about in particular if you're a teenager and in moderate health. =]

Frostweaver
December 10th, 2003, 08:48 PM
it's not stuff like AIDs, SARS or other "dangerous vital disease" that causes so many people to die off... it is these "weak unimportant diseases" like the flu or a normal fever that is the killer... people don't take care of themselves against these diseases. There are many people like me who don't take the shots, but still you should be fully prepared for it.

prolific_rhapsody
December 11th, 2003, 02:32 PM
I had my flu shot December 10,yesterday,but it takes 2 weeks to activate.

Cherrim
December 12th, 2003, 07:01 PM
I just got over the flu. ;_;' It was awful because I couldn't even sit up for more than 5 minutes without getting all dizzy and icky. (Then again, I got to miss all week of school. o_O)

Now I've just got a bad cold. :\

Shinji Mekamori
December 12th, 2003, 11:18 PM
I have a cold for about 3-4 days every year and the flu.... Maybe every 2-4 years. Maybe I have a high immune system or maybe it's just that I'm home schooled and don't get out. Though, I never got sick in school either. :P

BTW, the flu shots do not always work. I've heard of people who have the flu and have had the shot.

So if you haven't guessed it, I haven't had the shot, nor will I get it.

punkie90
December 13th, 2003, 06:11 AM
Well. I get sick every once and a while. I'm sneezing. It might be because all this dust in this room!