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Thread: Flu Shot question, part Deux

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    Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Alright. So this one is going to be a bit more political and slightly different in nature than the other one (and hopefully keeps anyone from jumping in the other one and derailing it to politics).

    Would you agree with the government mandating that flu shots MUST be taken or, if you don't, you get fined some nominal amount.

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Alright. So this one is going to be a bit more political and slightly different in nature than the other one (and hopefully keeps anyone from jumping in the other one and derailing it to politics).

    Would you agree with the government mandating that flu shots MUST be taken or, if you don't, you get fined some nominal amount.
    Generally, no. At least if we're talking about routine, seasonal flu (or even swine flu), and we're talking about the public as a whole. For people with a high probability of infecting lots of others...I guess it would depend on the circumstances.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Not until it's proven to be an epidemic.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Just say no to government mandates. Not for something as simple as the flu, anyway. If it was some extremely deadly pandemic virus, then I can see reasons to mandate vaccines. However, not for the flu.

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Never for something like the flu. For other vaccines, I think that kids should have to have them but adults can make their own decisions.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Mandated No
    Made available (free) or those who want them.... yes

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    I believe that "he who trades liberty for flu shots deserves swine flu"! Great choice.

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Hmm, as long as you get the vaccine yourself, then you stand virtually no chance to get the disease right? Well then, be responsible and get yourself vaccinated. We don't need the government protecting us from something that we can prevent ourselves.

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    No vote, of course; but one question - have you ever suffered from the flu ?

    And this is probably more right-wing trash - there will never be mandated flu shots..

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No vote, of course; but one question - have you ever suffered from the flu ?

    And this is probably more right-wing trash - there will never be mandated flu shots..
    As long as this Prez is in office I say never say never. Come to that i would have said never say never to the previous three of them.

    That being said I intend to get a flu shot when i can. I've had the flu before i don't want a repeat experience.

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