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Re: Flu vaccination before traveling?

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Then why inject yourself with a virus before going on vacation? That is IMO not the smartest thing to do. After vacation, to get more time off work... that is a syringe with a different needle.
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What the hell are you on about? The flu vaccine contains antigens derived from an inactivated flu virus, not the actual virus itself.

A flu jab is a personal choice, and most people who contract the flu will not become seriously ill. However, herd immunity is never a bad thing. The vaccine will be the same worldwide in the Northern hemisphere, but may differ in the Southern hemsphere as they have a different flu season.
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