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"A medical study conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received flu vaccines had a weakened immune system response in subsequent years."

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-17-bombshell-flu-shots-scientifically-proven-to-weaken-immune-response-in-subsequent-years-researchers-stunned.html

I'm not sure what to think about this. I mean, the premise of a flu shot sounds right. Introduce a little of the virus and build up antibodies to it without actually contracting it. My doctor has been pushing a flu shot on me. (Apparently one of her previous patients died from getting a bad flu.) What to do. What to do.. Maybe I will skip it and take my chances like usual. I get the flu maybe once every 3-6 years or less or so and usually don't get a flu shot. Though I did get the flu last year and don't want to die from it this year!
 

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are you in a high risk group? doctors in my country recommend it only for those in high risk groups [65+, young children, pregnant, health professionals and people with specific health conditions that need all the protection they can get]
 

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"A medical study conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received flu vaccines had a weakened immune system response in subsequent years."

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-17-bombshell-flu-shots-scientifically-proven-to-weaken-immune-response-in-subsequent-years-researchers-stunned.html

I'm not sure what to think about this. I mean, the premise of a flu shot sounds right. Introduce a little of the virus and build up antibodies to it without actually contracting it. My doctor has been pushing a flu shot on me. (Apparently one of her previous patients died from getting a bad flu.) What to do. What to do.. Maybe I will skip it and take my chances like usual. I get the flu maybe once every 3-6 years or less or so and usually don't get a flu shot. Though I did get the flu last year and don't want to die from it this year!
Don't be misled by this sham site. I'm thanking you in advance because in one of the classes I teach I pick a site every year and have my college students tear it apart in terms of the science, conflict of interest, bias, etc. I am going to use this one next.

They totally took that quote out of context, and didn't even point out that the study done was about pregnant women and concluded that the shot was hugely important to helping protect not only pregnant women but their babies, and that they continued to encourage people to get the flu shot.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28778612

A second study done by the same researchers only served to further emphasize the findings that people should get flu shots, though not 100% effective, they are important to protect yourself and others:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26027906

Like wearing a seatbelt - tons of people still die wearing one, but how many more would die if no-one wore them?

And look at the author's actual position on the subject and her findings in all her studies - she would be horrified at how they are twisting her research - she is a huge proponent of vaccines:

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/neurological-institute/researchers/lisa-christian-phd

In terms of online research, I use these two sites to help people differentiate between reliable sites and unreliable resources:

Evaluating Science Online: https://www.nwabr.org/resources/research-resources/evaluating-science-online


What Media to Trust: https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/six-critical-questions-can-use-evaluate-media-content/


People die from vaccines. Some people have terrible side effects. Both are rare. More people die from Tylenol overdoses. More children die from cough syrup overdoses. And more people die from not getting vaccines. Truth.

Also, a lot of the people who died from flu in the epidemic 3 years ago were in their 20s due to a normal physiological dip in the immune system and the they didn't have insurance and didn't get flu shots. And since infants less than 6 months can't get flu shots and can die from flu, I get mine so I don't have the guilt of taking out a baby just because I didn't want to get a jab. Just my POV.
 

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Everything that I wanted to say and more, thank you!!

To the OP, always look into the sources a website uses. There are so many sham/anti science sites out there that promote nonsense that puts people at risk.

I make sure to get mine every year, and would recommend you take your doctor’s advice and get yours.

The flu isn’t just a bad cold that you get over in a few days. It kills people every year, including healthy young people and children.

This site has a lot of good info on many of the myths out there around the flu and the flu shot!

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm
 

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I got mine yesterday. I always get it. I am immuno-compromised, suffer from asthma, have many allergies, and am over 60 years of age. My wife is allergic to the vaccine. She also works in a dental office, where she would be required to get the vaccine if she was not allergic. I take it as my responsibility to do everything I can to help her avoid getting influenza. And having had it numerous times, I can tell you that if you have never had it, you don't want to get it.
 
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