Over 40% of Americans Say No to Flu Vaccinations

Jan 2015
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FOX 2) - Have you gotten your flu shot this year?

If the answer is no - and I'm not getting one! - you're not alone. A new study finds more than 40 percent of Americans have not been vaccinated and, in fact, don't plan on it either.

This is despite the warnings, potential dangers, and last year's record-number of flu deaths. The survey was done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated.

The top three reasons why they didn't want the shot were: bad side effects; thinking they'll get the flu from the shot; or thinking it doesn't work.

Some think the side effects are worse than the flu itself, but that's just a myth. Usually the only side effect is a sore arm.

It's also a myth that getting the vaccine gives you the flu. The flu vaccine is inactive and cannot cause the infection. If you do get sick after getting the vaccine, it's just a coincidence.


Over 40 percent of Americans say no to flu vaccinations

Did you get your Flu Vac this year?

If not, do you fall in one of the top three reasons why?
 

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I am mandated to receive the flu vaccine every year in order to work in healthcare. If I refuse, I am not put on the schedule. I have received flu vaccines and others for the last two decades and have never had a problem. One of the positives I noticed after receiving a flu vaccine, if I do get a viral infection, they don't last as long due to my immunity being boosted. I just got over a bacterial infection, strep throat and it went straight to my voice box. Still trying to recover full sound. Two rounds of antibiotics and 2 rounds of steroids.

I think in the Tweet, technique was more of a problem than the vaccine itself. I have never heard of fluid on the bicep and definitely have not seen IV's ordered for anything other than a bacterial infection. I kind of question the Tweet...as I do all other Tweets.
 
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I am mandated to receive the flu vaccine every year in order to work in healthcare. If I refuse, I am not put on the schedule. I have received flu vaccines and others for the last two decades and have never had a problem. One of the positives I noticed after receiving a flu vaccine, if I do get a viral infection, they don't last as long due to my immunity being boosted. I just got over a bacterial infection, strep throat and it went straight to my voice box. Still trying to recover full sound. Two rounds of antibiotics and 2 rounds of steroids.

I think in the Tweet, technique was more of a problem than the vaccine itself. I have never heard of fluid on the bicep and definitely have not seen IV's ordered for anything other than a bacterial infection. I kind of question the Tweet...as I do all other Tweets.
I don't think Lou is receiving fluids IV in that picture.

Looks like they are drawing blood and monitoring for infection.

I will agree on technique on this one.

Fluid on the bicep is mostly caused from puncturing the Bursa Sac.
 

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I don't think Lou is receiving fluids IV in that picture.

Looks like they are drawing blood and monitoring for infection.

I will agree on technique on this one.

Fluid on the bicep is mostly caused from puncturing the Bursa Sac.
I don't think Lou is receiving fluids IV in that picture.

Looks like they are drawing blood and monitoring for infection.

I will agree on technique on this one.

Fluid on the bicep is mostly caused from puncturing the Bursa Sac.
Yeah, after I put on my glasses, they are drawing a blood culture. :) If whoever gave that injection hit the bursa sac, then they need to go back to school. LOL Technique is definitely the problem here.
 
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I have gotten a flu shot ever year for many years. Never had a problem. Well, once or twice I did feel a little crappy for a day maybe, but that's the extent.
 
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Yeah, after I put on my glasses, they are drawing a blood culture. :) If whoever gave that injection hit the bursa sac, then they need to go back to school. LOL Technique is definitely the problem here.
It happens ...

Striking arteries too ....

Makes you wonder what they teach in Nursing School these days ....

Either that or just lazy nurses.
 

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I have gotten a flu shot ever year for many years. Never had a problem. Well, once or twice I did feel a little crappy for a day maybe, but that's the extent.
I usually feel crappy or "fired up" after receiving a Hep B booster. It is your immune system reacting.
 
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