Sep 28, 2016 08:46PM Kicks wrote:
I got my flu shot last week. Hubby gets his next week.
I do deal with LE and you can 'bet your sweet bippy' (OLD saying from Goldie Hawn and Laugh In days) that my right arm does not get attacked at all for any reason. Well other than medically necessary TXs when I have done something 'tupid to it like when I slipped on a dog bone and did a major mess to that wrist 5 yrs ago and last Feb when I succeeded in doing a small tear to my rotator cuff and a fracture under arm.
I am a firm believer in getting vaccinations. However, I do know that not every vaccine will work for every person. Unfortunately I learned this first hand - MMR shots do not work at all for either of my sons. Unfortunately, both Sons, even though they were more than current on MMRs during the 1991 Measles Epidemic in SW FL, did get measles after younger son was exposed while in the waiting room for a 'well kid' appt.at MacDill AFB. Long story a bit shorter - younger Son came down with measles, older Son also and was not expected to live - he did. (Their Dad was deployed and on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf/Desert Storm.). Bottom line - they did get immunity from the measles they had - however even after many MMR shots (including the newer versions), titres show neither has gotten any immunity to mumps. With that said - I am a firm believer in getting vaccines - it is true that for an infintestimonal few it may not work, but for the vast majority it works. If one doesn't get a vaccination - there is no way that it can work as does for the vast majority of people.