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Have you had your swine flu vaccination yet?

By GnT 3 November 2009 33

Health minister Katy Gallagher has had one, and wants you to go and get one too. I’ve had one – as a parent of young children I really don’t want them to get sick. From my experience, most doctors are bulk-billing if you are just going for the jab, which itself is free. So there’s no excuses – make an appointment now to protect yourself and those most vulnerable in our community.


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Thoroughly Smashed 11:54 am 13 Nov 09

PBO said :

I read that this particular innoculation was developed as a de-population agent in the Ukraine. Also there is this link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5ba_1257353522

*facepalm*

cleo 1:16 am 13 Nov 09

prhhcd The swine flu vax is free to everyone

astrojax 9:16 pm 08 Nov 09

had both ‘flu and piggy ‘flu shots as part of o/s travel checks recently – was keen to have latter as have a new astro-junior now and astress will be jabbed – with her whooping cough shots – this week. as deckard astutely points out, first wave of spanish ‘flu was mild enough, but there was a kick in the tail and in second helpings. happy enough to have this to protect mini-astro and me from such possibilities. i felt fine apre shots

to the nay-sayers; i have insurance, too, but don’t plan on dying yet, and this seems analogous.

prhhcd 3:06 pm 06 Nov 09

Had the swine flu vax on wednesday. Feel fine. Miracle!
My doc usually charges but the vax was bulk billed.
Arm a little sore but nothing else. YEY!

PBO 11:56 am 05 Nov 09

I read that this particular innoculation was developed as a de-population agent in the Ukraine. Also there is this link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5ba_1257353522

cleo 2:58 am 05 Nov 09

emd
I didn’t have to book to have the swine flu injection, only for the appointment, anyway there are much more serious medications to take than that, eg; malaria tablets, I have some serious side effects, which I was medivaced home, and years later have a disease from it, and guess what, my records have disappered from defence,fancy that, they would be liable.

Deckard 10:34 pm 04 Nov 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Yeah, but Spanish Fly helped recreate the losses caused by its flu.

I wonder if Pig Flies will do the same thing?

Holden Caulfield 10:08 pm 04 Nov 09

Yeah, but Spanish Fly helped recreate the losses caused by its flu.

emd 9:54 pm 04 Nov 09

If it’s the GP cost you’re worried about, I heard on 666 ABC that GPs are supposed to bulk bill the swine flu vax – which means no out of pocket cost. But you still have to book an appointment because it comes in multi-dose vials (I think 16 doses per vial) that must be used within 24 hours, so doctors prefer to book in a block of vaccinations to use up the full vial and not waste any doses.

Deckard 8:18 pm 04 Nov 09

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Nope. I am pro chlidhood imunisation but No way am I going to get a very new vacine against a disease that would not be all that serious for me IF I was to contract it.

The 1st wave of the Spanish Flu was relatively mild mostly killing those in the high risk groups. The 2nd wave killed 100s of millions.

anonymous gungahlian 7:38 pm 04 Nov 09

I had Swine Flu in July, does that mean that I’m immune to it now (like chicken pox) or no… or could it of mutated since then.
Am I at risk still?

Nope. I am pro chlidhood imunisation but No way am I going to get a very new vacine against a disease that would not be all that serious for me IF I was to contract it.

Grail 2:13 pm 04 Nov 09

When most GPs can be trusted to not try giving someone a rubella vaccine when that person is allergic to egg (despite the big “CONTAINS EGG” warning on the box), then I’ll start thinking more about the swine flu vaccine.

Besides, if we have a repeat of the Spanish Flu, it won’t be the first round that we’re being vaccinated against that ends up killing people, it will be the mutated second round. The reason we have “seasonal flu shots” is that the common flu virus mutates all the time – you need a different vaccine to handle each new mutation.

In the meantime, I’m just practicing eating healthy, washing my hands, and coughing/sneezing into tissues instead of other people’s faces.

I’m not using alcohol-based “sanitisers” since they’re a crock. Anyone who’s had a run-in with Giardia will know just how effective chemical-based treatments are against bugs in our water supplies (Giardia is a microscopic crustacean, so iodine and salt won’t kill it since it’s hiding in its shell). You’re better off washing your hand with soap and water to mechanically remove any greeblies.

Wash your hands with soap and water. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands before handling food. These basic hygiene habits, along with covered sewage and clean running water are the greatest advances mankind has ever made in health and wellbeing.

miz 1:29 pm 04 Nov 09

Bus girl I totally agree with your thinking – I am pro childhood immunisation but both the cervical cancer vaccine and this swine flu one are not in the same category. You could die of polio, and it has been proven effective for 50 years.
Whereas, the cervical cancer one doesn’t even mean you can get out of pap smears! (which to me would be a reason to have it!) and it is too new (my girls have not had it). Plus, if you DO get genital warts it is from your own actions, quite different from an epidemic like polio.

Swine flu – well, I am happy to await my usual free departmental shot in March – though I am starting to wonder if even these are worth it, given the mercury content and the fact that they won’t work if the gurus don’t get the anticipated seasonal forms of the virus correct.

Besides, while the shot might be free, my doctor is NOT free.

emd 12:44 pm 04 Nov 09

On second thoughts, maybe I won’t get it…
Just found out that the multi-dose vials being distributed for this campaign use thiomersal (mercury) as a preservative. I think I need to do more reading before using my children as guinea pigs for this new vaccine, and I wouldn’t get it if I were pregnant.

Explanation of why mercury in vaccines is not a good idea:
http://kindredmagazineblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/swine-flu-vaccines-contain-mercury.html
Ingredient list as provided by CSL to ABC:
http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2009/09/swine-flu-vaccine-ingredients.html
And from the other side, Wikipedia explanation of thiomersal being safe in vaccines:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiomersal_controversy

Thoroughly Smashed 12:29 pm 04 Nov 09

dare2dream said :

The powers that be…

The Wizards?

Ceej1973 12:25 pm 04 Nov 09

Do you like the Swine Flu Vaccine with mercury added? Don’t get it then!!!!!!

busgirl 12:17 pm 04 Nov 09

dare2dream said :

The powers that be want us all to have the vaccine so we wont have to take sickies if we get it…the more contagious the flu the more sickies….

It is my belief that this is why Varicella (chicken pox) was introduced into the childhood immunisation schedule…this particular virus is contagious for quite a while and that equals either lots of time off work for a parent or sending a child back to childcare too early.

dare2dream 4:58 am 04 Nov 09

The powers that be want us all to have the vaccine so we wont have to take sickies if we get it…the more contagious the flu the more sickies…I’ve had it so I dont have to worry about the vaccine. Guess it’s a question for the individual. It’s a good idea for those who have health problems that could make them vulnerable to complications if they get swine flu to have the vaccine and also for those who work with or interact with the sick.

cleo 1:22 am 04 Nov 09

Never had the flu shot, but had the Swin vaccine on Friday, I’m fine, just a bit of fever, and a bit tired, I’m sure my daughter had it week before last, and it knocked her for a sixer, she had to have time off work, and she is a really healthy fit girl.

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