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Protect ME with YOUR flu shot!

November 14, 2019


Have you gotten your flu shot? Believe me, as a medical reporter I heard every excuse in the books over the years for
why people would not get a flu shot. “I never get sick so I don’t need the shot.”
“I don’t like shots.” Guess what? Me either! “The flu shot isn’t effective.” But the
scientific fact is the flu vaccine is effective. It may not be perfect, but if
you get sick from the flu having that vaccination can help reduce
the severity of the flu. And something else that you might not have considered
before… the flu vaccine could help protect me, and people like me, with very
low immune systems who might not be able to recover easily — or at all — from
influenza. Now, I’ve already gotten the flu shot, even though my immune system is extraordinarily low right now. Because the risks of having flu complications
that could end in hospitalization or death for me are just not worth it. So I got
the flu shot because I’m working very hard to stay healthy for as long as I
possibly can. So have you gotten the flu shot? Why not? What are you waiting for? Do it for yourself. And if you won’t do it for yourself, do
it for people like me.

6 Comments

  • Reply chemt46 October 10, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you Janet. Great to see you looking well.

  • Reply Lynne Naylor October 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I got mine!

  • Reply gwyneth grove October 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Lovely to see you back on screen. Keep well.

  • Reply Emily Kelbell October 10, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I'm homozygous mthfr mutation so I actually get extremely ill from the contents in flue shots. Sorry. Last time I got it 13 years ago I became violently Ill and in the last 13 years I've been flu free and all my family and friends.
    Have you thought of consuming immune support medical mushroom tea? There is great medical research on turkey tail and reishi mushrooms for immune support for cancer patients.

  • Reply Emily Kelbell October 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Look into vaccine shedding. Your more likely more contagious a week after the vaccine and can spread it to others than you were a week prior to the vaccine. It's called vaccine shedding

  • Reply Michael Cowling October 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Bless you Janet.

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