Never had them, never got the flu
You get the virus, and then the virus gets knocked about by your immune system, and "dies". ("" due to viruses never actually being alive - source: my science teacher.)Don't you still carry the virus if you get the vaccine even if you don't get sick? I have never had the flu or a flu shot so I will not be getting one especially not properly tested ones.
Why can't people accept that, gasp, bad things can happen after you get a vaccine that aren't related to the vaccine?
Sort of.You get the virus, and then the virus gets knocked about by your immune system, and "dies". ("" due to viruses never actually being alive - source: my science teacher.)
Sure... I totally knew that, but... erm... pretended to be stupid in order to... erm... Never mind, going to bedSort of.
Vaccines come in two forms for the flu, nasal and injection. The injection is simply the protein coat of the virus, with no genetic material (the infectious part of the virus). Your immune system gets a free pass to see what the virus looks like, and it can make antibodies against the viruses specific surface proteins so that if you do get exposed to the live virus you will not have to wait for your body to make these antibodies. You recover in a fraction of the time.
The nasal spray is an attenuated form of the virus, but not enough to actually hurt you. Some studies show that the nasal form is a bit more effective (elicits a strong immune response in a shorter amount of time.)
Most viruses are not alive, if by alive we are saying they are capable of independent self-replication without a host cell. Some viruses can do this though.
Remember this, though, people: You're not taking a vaccine for yourself, you're taking it for the people you might infect.
Yes, this is a terrific point.Exactly. You could kill someone if your infected him or her.
I'm from Ashburn (where she's from) and think she may have gotten the shot at the Walgreens behind my house, because they've since pulled their 25 dollar flu shot clinic that they held every day.