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Old 09-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by clutch21 View Post
Our definitions of "sick" are different. Benign aches and a fever that last a day or two is not a sickness, in my opinion. Especially when you weigh those side effects against actually acquiring the flu. I guess we are just going to have to disagree.
Yes we will. Because I've gotten the flu in the past and had symptoms which lasted a day or two and were no big deal.

It is a mistake to conclude that all people will suffer from a flu to the same extent. Sometimes flu symptoms can be vicious and other times they are just slightly annoying. Perhaps it depends on the flu strain, the viral load, and how well your immune system is working. But some years I've helped people who have received the vaccine yet still become quite sick, while I've only had symptoms that are like an annoying cold.

As I previously stated, I'm not in a high risk group and have had good success without the vaccine so I'll just take my chances and save some money.
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