Excellent treatise on the history of influenza and why the flu vaccine is so beneficial… I used to be afraid of the flu vaccine, but now I welcome it…

Pursue natural

The seasonal flu of 2011 arrived with the first confirmed case in Arkansas (Read more). The vaccination of the public swung into action with the seasonal flu vaccine components of 2011, which were exactly the same as the vaccine components of 2010, and described in my previous article, entitled, “Should I get the flu vaccine this year?”. The 2011 – 2012 flu season is going to be an ordinary one, unlike the one in 2009 and the far deadlier one in 2018, all of them caused by the same deadly swine flu H1N1 strain of the flu virus. First reported death from swine flu in 2009 was a 23 month old boy in Texas (Read more). The vaccination of the public swung into action in 2009. Why was 2018 the deadliest flu season in America with over 40 million estimated to be killed world-wide, far more than by…

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  1. #1 by pursuenaturalny2008 on July 31, 2012 - 20:14

    Thank you, for reblogging this article. Prof. Kilbourne, one of the early researchers to develop a flu vaccine, devoted his entire life to developing this vaccine. Until his health failed, even after he had retired from active research, he continued to publish an annual article on the status of the flu vaccine. This article is in his memory. Your recognition means so much more!

    • #2 by lambskinny on August 2, 2012 - 13:05

      You’re welcome. I’m required as a healthcare provider in a major hospital to have the flu vaccine (well I can decline but then I have to wear a mask for three months!) so I appreciate the value of the vaccine. Protecting our patients and the broader population is so important.

      • #3 by pursuenaturalny2008 on August 2, 2012 - 16:16

        One drawback to taking the vaccine is that you might not have lifetime immunity to the flu virus in the vaccine cocktail. However, when exposed naturally you are likely to have lifelong immunity to the flu virus you are exposed to, if you survive. The flu researchers advice that it is better to be cautionary. However, it also means that you will have to take the flu vaccine annually. Each year the cocktail may or maynot change depending on which strain/s of flu virus is in the air that season. Also, in the USA, the flu virus season appears to have moved to November since 2008, instead of February. So, in the USA, the vaccine administration might have to be moved up far earlier to be effective at all.

      • #4 by lambskinny on August 7, 2012 - 00:44

        That’s interesting. Our flu season ( in SC ) is supposedly January – March. I’ve been getting the vaccine in October, however when it is first offered. Thanks again.

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