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Guest Opinion: Get your flu shot -- doctor's orders

Original post made on Dec 2, 2019

Every winter we see a return of that dreaded illness, influenza (the flu). Indeed, the flu leads to many hospitalizations and even deaths annually. I cannot stress this enough -- please get your flu vaccination.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Kaiser CEO gets flu shot, dies at age 60, within days. As of Sept 1, 2019, there have been 5,560 claims filed in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for injuries and deaths following influenza vaccination, including 174 deaths and 5,386 serious injuries. Of that number, the U.S. Court of Claims administering the VICP has compensated 3,129 children and adults, who have filed claims for influenza vaccine injury. At least mention that there is some risk.

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Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 2, 2019 at 6:27 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

Well, Dave, that's an anti vaxer statement to be sure. The cause of Bernard Tyson's death have not been released so for you to link it to a flu shot is absurd. Everything we do in life presents a risk and I'd rather take my chances with the shot than without it. I had the flu 25 years ago and wound up in the hospital. Haven't had the flu since then and I can only credit that to the shots.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 2, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Have you had your Shingles (Shingrix) vaccination?
This newest Shingrix vaccination is touted as the for sure remedy.
It is recommended for everyone over age sixty-five.
I know of seniors getting this new version for Shingles prevention and experiencing paralysis on the side of the face where the injection was on the right or left arm muscle, the paralysis is in the face on the same side as the arm that received the injection. There are many other reports of negative experiences of seniors receiving this vaccination.

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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:55 am

@Dave wrote “ Kaiser CEO gets flu shot, dies at age 60, within days.“

That’s your attempt to prove a cause-and-effect connection? Seriously?
You’ve got to be kidding.

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Posted by Urmomz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2019 at 7:15 am

I heard he ate eggs that morning. Eggs are murder people left and right!

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