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    Once I got a flu shot because, hmmm, was it free at work? Or something. I just remember being shamed into it.

    The only inoculation I would consider, well, other than tetnus, is the shingles one. Shingles scare me.
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    I'm in the process of getting the shingles vaccine (had shot 1 of 2). Conveniently provided at Costco, I was only 59 when I had that first shot and my insurance is covering in full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I'm in the process of getting the shingles vaccine (had shot 1 of 2). Conveniently provided at Costco, I was only 59 when I had that first shot and my insurance is covering in full.
    Wait, is this shot in 2 stages?

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    it scares me that we are seeing a resurgence of once eradicated diseases such as mumps and measles because parents are choosing not to immunize

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Wait, is this shot in 2 stages?
    Shingles scares me too. I've known too many people that suffered terribly. And Yes. Two shots two to six months apart. I had the first one a month ago. Definitely caused soreness at the injection site and a minor fever for 24 hours or so, but apparently that's normal because it causes quite an aggressive immune response.

    It never occurred to me to go to Costco. Maybe I'll do that for the second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Once I got a flu shot because, hmmm, was it free at work? Or something. I just remember being shamed into it.

    The only inoculation I would consider, well, other than tetnus, is the shingles one. Shingles scare me.
    Yeah--the much-vaunted herd is primed to yell "anti-vaxxer" at those who don't fall in line. I would consider certain ones, depending on my personal risk. I've never had chicken pox--and I've been exposed to it--so no shingles shot for me.

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    Go on the internet and research the many books by doctors on the dangers of, and alternatives to, vaccines.
    Life Lessons From The Pennsylvania Dutchhttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/804572

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    An excellent alternative to the tetanus vaccine is lockjaw.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    A great video on homeopathic medicine! Emergency Room doctors treat a car accident victim with a variety of herbals and alternative medicinals!

    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    A great video on homeopathic medicine! Emergency Room doctors treat a car accident victim with a variety of herbals and alternative medicinals!

    That was funny!

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