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Hi all, if your respective local government in whatever country you're in, UK or Spain, or wherever else, stated that everyone of the population will now need to have a vaccine or risk heavy fines, what would be your response?
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I will not be having any vaccines, it's undemocratic to insist that people have mandatory vaccines.
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I would have it once it was safe. I won't be first in the queue though.
Why is is "undemocratic"? You can't travel to certain countries without a vaccination certificate. Some areas insist on a mandatory yellow fever vaccine certificate. People who travel to exotic places like the Caribbean and the Far East must show Hepatitis and Typhoid vaccine certs (not all countries insist on it).
Children in Spain (and other countries) can't start school without showing vaccines are up to date. This is to protect others like and possible CV vaccine that comes up. None of those are "undemocratic" as they are in force to protect the general population.
Now, in the case of the Covid, no, I don't think it should be compulsory just as flu vaccines aren't compulsory. If it turns out they do come up with one that is proven safe (and some people still complain about effects from the flu vacc even though it is an inactive vaccine) then I may have one but, like Caz, I won't be first in the queue. It's only after getting the flu on a cruise a couple of years ago that I started getting the flu jab.
I hadn't had flu for years then I had my first flu jab last autumn. Awful flu, temperature, sore throat like swallowing razor blades, eyes swollen and stuck together and lost sense of taste.Saw the doctor who assured me jab didn't cause the problem
bit it didn't seem to help either. What do others think?
The flu vaccine is an inactive vaccine. It contains no live flu strains therefore it can't give you the flu.
We are usually a little behind the ball when it comes to producing the annual flu vaccine. It contains ingredients to combat each type of known flu but there is always another one coming along from the far east which, if it's a little late in coming, can't be included in this year's batch that we get.
The ingredients will protect you from the known strains but you can often get affected by the one that hasn't been included. What the vaccine does do by protecting you from the other strains is ensuring they can't all gang up on you at once. Instead of aching, temperature and so on, they could all cause it to be far more serious.
Flu is nasty. I've only had it once and everything ached, I felt weary and my throat and chest hurt like billy-o. And that was when I was younger so I make sure I get the flu vaccine now but only started last year.
But the actual flu vaccine can't give you the flu. Just a coincidence that you caught it just after having the jab but it would have been the flu season.
I’ve also only had flu once, just before my 40th birthday. OMG it hurt to put my head on the pillow, I crawled to the bathroom as I didn’t have the strength to stand. I couldn’t even think if asked a question. I hope I never ever get it again, worst I have ever felt.
I had flu jab last November and thankfully didn’t get any symptoms.
Yes the flu jab is not a live vaccine and therefore cannot cause the flu. However, it does take 2 weeks to fully kick in. I doubt anyone who has truly had the flu will have a problem with taking a jab for it, as, it’s an horrendous experience. You are literally floored for a good 10 day. It can also be a killer and all vulnerable persons, eg asthmatics, diabetics, COPD, immune suppressed,etc. are advised to get it. I had the flu once over 22 years ago.... getting the flu jab ever since without any difficulties. I also took the SARS vaccine and will take the COVID vaccine also. Vaccination has been a godsend to us. We have no problems now with dypteria, typhoid, TB, polio, etc. I think some people are inclined to look at the odd case where some people react a chemical in a vaccine... unfortunately these things happened.... instead we should look at the mass populations they save.
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I have had the flu jab in the UK every year for the last 15 years. We have just completed residency and don't plan on going back soon. How do I get the flu jab in Spain. We are not in the health system yet and pay private medical insurance till we are 66.
Hi Steve maybe better to start a new thread to ask this question
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