Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's flu season

And EVG reader Riian Kant-McCormick reminds us that we can stop by Kmart on Astor Place for our Nicki Minaj® influenza vaccine...


Anonymous said...

Won't work. Those vaccines need more Nazi imagery and a much large badonk.

Makeout said...

Nicki Minaj- I would totally hit that even if she had the flu.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous 6:12
Whatever argument you might raise about vaccinations, you loose the argument as soon as you introduce some unrealized comparison to Nazis. What ever you meant to say was lost in language that made no sense.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:37: Frankie says "Relax":

Anonymous said...

The harder they push these flu vaccines, the less likely I am to get one.

I'm far from an anti-vaxxer, but flu vaccine is an almost impossible task because they have to produce this a year before they know which strains are prevalent. And here in NYC there are people bringing shit from all over the world, so the likelihood of the vaccine actually working is even less.

I understand that people with limited immunity may get some protection form this, but I firmly believe that for the rest of us this is just a gang scam aimed at making money for the drug producers. I'm very suspicious of how hard these are advertised and pushed on us.

Giovanni said...

Flu vaccines may not be perfect (nothing is) but have many health benefits for the elderly, children, pregnant women, people with diabetes, heart problems and lung diseases, and for the population overall. And with a single vaccination it can keep you from racking up thousands of dollars or more in hospitalization fees.

via the CDC:

Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of more serious flu outcomes, like hospitalizations and deaths.

A recent study showed that flu vaccine reduced children’s risk of flu-related pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission by 74% during flu seasons from 2010-2012.

One study showed that flu vaccination was associated with a 71% reduction in flu-related hospitalizations among adults of all ages and a 77% reduction among adults 50 years of age and older during the 2011-2012 flu season.

Flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. Vaccination was associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease, especially among those who had had a cardiac event in the past year.

Flu vaccination also has been shown to be associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes (79%) and chronic lung disease (52%).

Vaccination helps protect women during pregnancy and their babies for up to 6 months after they are born.

One study showed that giving flu vaccine to pregnant women was 92% effective in preventing hospitalization of infants for flu.

Other studies have shown that vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-related hospitalizations in older adults. A study that looked at flu vaccine effectiveness over the course of three flu seasons estimated that flu vaccination lowered the risk of hospitalizations by 61% in people 50 years of age and older.

Anonymous said...

You get a shot at that table? Looks pretty unsanitary. No thanks.