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        03-07-2013, 03:39 PM
      #41
    Green Broke
    Bleh, I work in a large city and take public transit to work. Flu shots are like 17% effective and more people get sick from them then they save. Darn thing almost killed my dad. I refuse to get any of those "fad" shots. I don't believe in flu shots one bit. And whooping cough, I was vaccinated this past summer then got the darn thing this winter. Now I wasn't terribly sick or anything but still.
         
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        03-07-2013, 03:47 PM
      #42
    Trained
    Some vaccines do just that...lessen the symptoms.
    At least some vets now think twice about certain vaccines...my cats are being done every 3 years now. Maybe it'll get there with people too
         
        03-08-2013, 01:22 AM
      #43
    Yearling
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    Bleh, I work in a large city and take public transit to work. Flu shots are like 17% effective and more people get sick from them then they save. Darn thing almost killed my dad. I refuse to get any of those "fad" shots. I don't believe in flu shots one bit. And whooping cough, I was vaccinated this past summer then got the darn thing this winter. Now I wasn't terribly sick or anything but still.
    I've never been vaccinated for whooping cough (or anything else for that matter). I get sick REALLY often, and when I got whooping cough, I got it BAD. Like, unable to get out of bed, debilitating bad... for two months.

    Now I can't directly attribute that to never being inoculated, but it is something to consider. Vaccines can definitely be pretty sketchy, but there's something to be said for the near elimination of polio, etc. ;)
         
        03-08-2013, 06:16 AM
      #44
    Green Broke
    You've never had a tetanus shot?? Pertussis is in the tetanus shot. That's why I was vaccinated just months before I got it lol. But I only go for the vaccines that prevent the horrible diseases like polio and such. Same for my dog. She only gets rabies and distemper.
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        03-08-2013, 11:03 AM
      #45
    Yearling
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    You've never had a tetanus shot?? Pertussis is in the tetanus shot. That's why I was vaccinated just months before I got it lol. But I only go for the vaccines that prevent the horrible diseases like polio and such. Same for my dog. She only gets rabies and distemper.
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    Nope, never!! XD Yeah, I'm probably going to die a slow painful death one of these days. I've been told that a tetanus shot is a good thing to have around horses. ;)

    I'll try to get myself vaccinated when I'm 18, but as I'm currently not, and my mother currently refuses to take me to the doctor under most circumstances, I don't really have much of a choice!
         
        03-08-2013, 11:12 AM
      #46
    Green Broke
    Wait, she's paying for Mudpie's recovery but not for your doctors appointments? Lol. Tetanus is a good thing to be vaccinated for anytime especially when around horses lol. Does Mudpie get his tetanus shot?
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        03-08-2013, 11:30 AM
      #47
    Yearling
    Yep!

    She doesn't "believe" in doctors. (her invisible deity will heal her!)

    And Mudpie certainly has his tetanus shot and all of his vaccinations! XD Irony... The barn where he lives actually requires it. So that's good!
         
        03-08-2013, 11:39 AM
      #48
    Green Broke
    Lol sounds like my mother. Except we had all our shots that were needed to prevent diseases. Funny thing my dad told me yesterday that apparently the x-ray machine is going to kill me so I should just use herbs instead There's a reason people live longer today and I'm going with modern medicine. Plus the whole can't eat thing because there's a mass pushing on my throat kinda requires more attention than herbs, but that's ok dad, who needs real doctors and medicine anyway...(little rant there about those wonderful beliefs lol)

    Well at least Mudpie is getting the care he needs, right?
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        03-08-2013, 11:53 AM
      #49
    Trained
    You girls just have to man up.....

    Being slightly older than both of you together, I see the point in both beliefs.
    I never had a tetanus shot either, and I've been around horses for nearly 45 years....and other animals. I think mother nature should be given a chance, if possible, contrary to what big pharmaceutical companies want you to believe.....
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        03-08-2013, 12:04 PM
      #50
    Green Broke
    Lol nature had its chance with me and it failed. I've been letting it go until it started to interfere with eating. It grew so large in a week the swelling is visable on the outside. Now most of this is genetics and there's no way around that.

    I'm extremely accident prone so tetanus is a must for me lol. And speaking of doctors I'm on my way to see my doctor and how many bills I can rack up that I can't pay lol. At least my horse has pretty standard vet costs.
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