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Did you know that those who get a seasonal flu shot are TWICE as likely to catch the swine flu?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/15/People-Who-Get-a-Seasonal-Flu-Shot-Are-Twice-as-Likely-to-Catch-Swine-Flu.aspx

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • there is one study that says so. They are trying to figure out why the study came out that way, because it should NOT make any difference.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • yes they give you the viries to keep you from getting sick.
    madcat500

    Answer by madcat500 at 1:12 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • This is ONE study.....and if you read the article it doesn't say if you get the seasonal flu shot THIS year you are twice as likely to get the H1N1, it says IF you got the seasonal flu shot LAST year you may be twice as likely to get the H1N1 flu, so it's important that you get BOTH vaccines to protect yourself from both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu!
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:33 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I was just thinking about this again....as I understand it this report came from Canada. I'm thinking that even if people did get their seasonal flu shot this year, the timing may have just coincided with the swine flu showing up there...in other words, they would have gotten H1N1 flu anyway whether or not they got the seasonal flu shot.
    AND as the last poster answered, if it was that more people who got the seasonal flu shot LAST year have gotten sick with H1NI this year, the same type of thing could be true. They would have gotten H1N1 anyway, because it is spreading so easily and has nothing to do with previous seasonal flu shots.
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 2:00 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I think that it has proven that seasonal flu shots are ineffective, and vaccines in general have an unknown effect on the immune system, it is best to just avoid them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I think that people who get the flu shot do so because they are at risk for getting sick- ie kids, teachers, health care providers, people who travel etc... since there was no Swine Flu vaccine available when swine flu hit, they are being exposed to Swine Flu and getting it... it makes perfect sense to me that those who get the flu shot have lives that put them risk for the flu and the Swine Flu, otherwise why would you get the shot. Its kind of like saying people who ride in cars everyday are more likely to die in a car accident than those who only ride in cars once every few years.
    wildboyz1994

    Answer by wildboyz1994 at 6:53 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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