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Flu Jab £10.00 instore @ ASDA pharmacy

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Obviously not available online... £10 has to be cheaper than the misery and drugs/tissues required to nurse you through a bout of the flu... Think of it this way: You are paying a tenner not to be s…
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Obviously not available online... £10 has to be cheaper than the misery and drugs/tissues required to nurse you through a bout of the flu... Think of it this way: You are paying a tenner not to be subjected to daytime telly! Bargain!

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#1
I'm a bit sceptical about this.
#2
SuPerNoVi
I'm a bit sceptical about this.


Me too... OP, can you link us to the offer/ad please?
#3
Dont forget, you can get it free from the doctors if you are over 65 or have.....

* a serious heart problem such as heart failure,
* a serious asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
* a long-term kidney or liver disease,
* diabetes, or
* a weakened immune system as a result of an illness such as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or AIDS or due treatment, such as chemotherapy.

Can also get it if you care for anyone with any of those things, but you will probably have to wait until everyone else has had it and see if they have any left
#4
You can also get free flu jabs from your doctors depending on your medical history, they will evaluate if you are susceptible to getting the flu and let you have a jab if you are.
People with low immune systems, OAP's etc.. should be able to get them for nothing.

-edit; Lol you beat me to it Kelly :p
#5
RE: Info

Just a sandwich board outside my local store this morning... But they've done it before. I'll see if I can get more info ;)

Edit - Current news link here:

http://www.retail-week.com/Food/2008/09/asda_to_offer_cutprice_flu_jabs.html
#6
SillyFencer
Me too... OP, can you link us to the offer/ad please?


I actually meant the jab itself not the deal.

It can only help not cure.
#7
stay at home all year so you wont get a chance to get ill and save £10.













lmafo, oh lawd
#8
Flu Jab Season: They don’t work, of course, researchers discover

The over 65s among us will soon be exhorted to visit their local doctor for their seasonal flu jab. And if they’re as well read as our readers, they’ll have ringing in their ears the World Health Organization (WHO) proclamation that flu vaccinations “reduce the risk of serious complications or of death by 70 to 85 per cent” in the elderly.

This very impressive statistic has doubtlessly informed public health strategy in the care of the elderly since it was highlighted by WHO in 2002.

The claim is based on one, dubious, study – and it turns out to be not true. In fact, the flu vaccine is ineffective, as a review of all of the studies has discovered.

In one major study, 95 per cent of elderly people who were vaccinated developed pneumonia that year, and nearly one per cent died from the infection. In a study of healthcare workers, another target group for annual vaccination, 39 per cent died from pneumonia, despite having the flu jab.

The vaccination’s poor protection extends to younger people in the community. In a study of adults below the age of 65, 67 per cent of those vaccinated still had influenza later in the season, and a similar total was registered in a group of children aged above six years.

So why do our health services spend millions in advertising and administering a vaccination that doesn’t work? Nobody is sure, but we guess everyone stopped reading once they had seen the WHO statement.

(Source: British Medical Journal, 2006; 333: 912-5).
#9
A spicy indian recipe for beating the flu

While in India, I treated many patients with complementary medicine. This will cure colds/flu within four days:
1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
1 teaspoon of basil powder
50 g of jaggery [unrefined sugar].
Boil ingredients in 2 cups of water. Take it three times a day for three days. This is a time-tested remedy that’s been used for decades.
#10
black gerbil1;3054893
stay at home all year so you wont get a chance to get ill and save £10.

lmafo, oh lawd


not if you end up on hotukdeals most of the time!
#11
What most people would call 'flu' is just a bad cold and not influenza which can and does kill!

I like your Indian recipe SunTzu. I'll give that a go next time I get a bad cold... have you tried it?
#12
deal-hunter
What most people would call 'flu' is just a bad cold and not influenza which can and does kill!

I like your Indian recipe SunTzu. I'll give that a go next time I get a bad cold... have you tried it?


Yes, it tastes a bit odd but you get used to it and it works a treat! If you can't manage to drink this you can always eat lots of curries whilst you're ill, especially ones with spinach in as that fortifies your blood too :thumbsup:
1 Like #13
kelly_o_fanatic;3054800
Dont forget, you can get it free from the doctors if you are over 65 or have.....
CUT...
Can also get it if you care for anyone with any of those things, but you will probably have to wait until everyone else has had it and see if they have any left


I hope it is true..
for me to get it from my surgery will involve a whole series of phone call or visits.

One, call/visit receptionist to ARRANGE to speak to a Doctor - this means waiting in at home all day as the call back can be ANY time, and there is NO other way it can be done otherwise. Been like this for about 2 years now :-(

Once that is done, speak to a Doctor, who is most often the one lumbered with these calls that day, so is usually a locum or Trainee GP, and in any case will not be the GP I have seen previously. Spend time speaking in a rare form of Pidgin English native to whichever backstreet Third Word or (MORE difficult!) Scandinavian correspondence-course "University" that particular Doctor has been trained in. GP Training is obviously cheaper than actually paying locums, as that has become their prefered option ore recently! I explain with some considerable difficulty why for the past several years my medical history means I have always been included on this list, the net result being he/she will be totally stumped, so will check with one of the partners at the practice, so I wait in again and the call will come back, same day, tomorrow or whenever!
Get call back, appointment made with Practice Nurse.
Go to surgery and wait for practice Nurse for 1 minute to about an hour, dependent on the lottery it is that day.

Tenner seems a bargain compared to that - and that is from me, someone who HATES ASDA and it's ultra long queues as the worst of all supermarkets - but it has GOT to be better than the NHS option!
#14
"10 has to be cheaper than the misery and drugs/tissues required to nurse you through a bout of the flu... Think of it this way: You are paying a tenner not to be subjected to daytime telly!"

You clearly haven't ever actually had 'Flu!
The jab does nothing for the sniffles that most people think of as flu!

I have had flu twice, that is twice in 50 years, the last time about 8 years ago, I thought death was the better option.: Daytime TV? I couldn't have used the remote control to turn it on. In Fact I could not have gone to the front door to pick up a £100 million lottery winners cheque :-(
#15
So is the jab for influenza virus or common cold aka. "man-flu" ;D?
#16
nihcaj
"10 has to be cheaper than the misery and drugs/tissues required to nurse you through a bout of the flu... Think of it this way: You are paying a tenner not to be subjected to daytime telly!"

You clearly haven't ever actually had 'Flu!
The jab does nothing for the sniffles that most people think of as flu!

I have had flu twice, that is twice in 50 years, the last time about 8 years ago, I thought death was the better option.: Daytime TV? I couldn't have used the remote control to turn it on. In Fact I could not have gone to the front door to pick up a £100 million lottery winners cheque :-(


See my later comment... "What most people would call 'flu' is just a bad cold and not influenza which can and does kill!":thumbsup:
#17
nihcaj
[I]" In Fact I could not have gone to the front door to pick up a £100 million lottery winners cheque :-(


Yep, I have a friend who thinks he has the flu 5 or 6 times a year. And of course he's never had the flu even once.
#18
SuPerNoVi
I actually meant the jab itself not the deal.

It can only help not cure.


Yeah, I knew that... I wanted to see something on it while agree with you on your point. lol
#19
deal-hunter
RE: Info

Just a sandwich board outside my local store this morning... But they've done it before. I'll see if I can get more info ;)

Edit - Current news link here:

http://www.retail-week.com/Food/2008/09/asda_to_offer_cutprice_flu_jabs.html


Thanks :)
#20
SunTzu
A spicy indian recipe for beating the flu

While in India, I treated many patients with complementary medicine. This will cure colds/flu within four days:
1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
1 teaspoon of basil powder
50 g of jaggery [unrefined sugar].
Boil ingredients in 2 cups of water. Take it three times a day for three days. This is a time-tested remedy that’s been used for decades.


will be better in 4 days? i get better within 4 days anyway and so does everyone i know , your just trying to get us to poison ourselves, im onto you , or i may be mistaken and confusing a cold for the flu , what do i know? whats the difference
#21
SunTzu


In one major study, 95 per cent of elderly people who were vaccinated developed pneumonia that year, and nearly one per cent died from the infection.


Wow must have had an unlucky test group if NINETY FIVE per cent of the group got pneumonia anyway?! Or is this insinuating that they got pneumonia from the jab?
#22
"We find it peculiar that the claims that influenza vaccination can prevent half - or more - of all winter deaths in elderly people have not been more vigorously debated," they write. "That influenza vaccination can prevent 10 times as many deaths as the disease itself causes is not plausible."

lol, also

"A further piece of research found that over-65s produced only half or a quarter of the antibodies to flu vaccines that younger people did. Vaccination coverage has risen steeply in the US, from 15% of the target population in 1980 to 65% today, they write. But there has been no matching drop in influenza deaths."

So the only thing we know at the moment is that we dont know
#23
SunTzu
A spicy indian recipe for beating the flu

While in India, I treated many patients with complementary medicine. This will cure colds/flu within four days:
1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
1 teaspoon of basil powder
50 g of jaggery [unrefined sugar].
Boil ingredients in 2 cups of water. Take it three times a day for three days. This is a time-tested remedy that’s been used for decades.


Colds typically last 3-5 days anyway
#24
Very very controversial!!!

NHS will not be happy at being undermined by Wal-Mart. This is a subvertive move by the American capitalist union of corporations to promote private medical insurance.

Remember the values of the NHS; No matter how rich you are, everyone gets the same treatment.
#25
phiras
Colds typically last 3-5 days anyway


I find the worst phase of Influenza usually lasts 3-4 days too. Then a week or two of feeling utterly drained and exhausted. But at least the shakes and the aching joints have stopped.
#26
I guess the effectiveness of the flu jab really depends on the person.

as another poster says - certain groups of people get this free on the NHS if they have the time to wait around a surgery for it.

It's these same groups who woudl probably gain the most benefit from it.

I'm asthmatic and have a jab every year, i have not had a really bad flu for years.
It doesn't immunise against it. but if you do get flu, it still reduces the effects of it.

At £10 it saves me taking time out to queue in a surgery (full of people with flu!)
#27
My girlfriends work are doing these free for staff if they want them, why would someone NOT in the at risk groups have it done?
#28
I am not a doctor - so I think it's best for me to trust those that are.

If my doctor think's I'd benefit from one of these, he'd offer it to me for free.
#29
joeymcjoe
Remember the values of the NHS; No matter how rich you are, everyone gets the same treatment.

Not everyone does though. You need to fall into certain catagories to get the flu jab. If I went to my Doctors and asked for an inoculation I would be told (politely) where to go (and it wouldn't be ASDA)
1 Like #30
If you're not in the risk groups you're an idiot to have this done.

To approach it with the point of view of "oh I'll just have this vaccination and then I'll never have to worry about the flu" is ridiculous.

Most people have never had flu, they've had a cold (bad or not) - people use the word 'flu' as a generic term for being ill and this innoculation will NOT stop a cold. Flu is a horrendous illness that will make you bed-ridden and can kill if ignored (especially if you exercise whilst ill) - hence the high risk groups.

If you think you have the flu ask yourself:

a) do I have a severe temperature

b) If I move does it feel like my limbs are going to fall off

c) Is is monday ? (no-one gets flu on a saturday morning)

d) Do you scare your children when they look at you.

If the answer to these questions are NO then you have a cold, and no matter how much **** you have injected into yourself it won't do a damn thing about it - put a jumper on instead and get to work so you can spread those germs around :)
#31
Flu jabs can actually give you a cold - do no thanks, unless you at a risk of getting flu (which I am not)!
#32
joeymcjoe;3056177
.Remember the values of the NHS; No matter how rich you are, everyone gets the same treatment.


Where did you hear that? I wasn't born until ten years after the NHS started and I think they had stopped saying that by then!
#33
charlene265
Flu jabs can actually give you a cold - do no thanks, unless you at a risk of getting flu (which I am not)!


Not true. And sadly people making this statement often dissuade people, who are at risk, from taking up the vaccination. People who experience cold symptoms after a flu jab do just unfortuntely have a cold, and the fact that they've had a flu jab recently is just coincidence.

I personally have had the vaccination for many many years, even while pregnant and breastfeeding. It's very safe. I would urge all those to get an invite for a vaccination from their GP to take it up
#34
Premier;3056277
I am not a doctor - so I think it's best for me to trust those that are.

If my doctor think's I'd benefit from one of these, he'd offer it to me for free.


No, he will OFFER it if it is AVAILABLE for you. ie. if there are the funds to pay for it.

It is made available for those at higher risk. Most likely he would offer it if he was free to offer it to all who would benefit.
Nearly 60 Million people in the population, 60 million doses would cost a lot, and the NHS isn't going to pay for that
#35
charlene265;3056501
Flu jabs can actually give you a cold - do no thanks, unless you at a risk of getting flu (which I am not)!


Utter and total tripe :-(
#36
Chester Tay
My girlfriends work are doing these free for staff if they want them, why would someone NOT in the at risk groups have it done?


Many reasons. Those who are self employed and would be hit hard by taking a week or two out of work, busy mums who simply cannot take any time out to be ill, people who act as full time carers for others.
#37
tef89;3056458
If you're not in the risk groups you're an idiot to have this done.


Clearly YOU have never had flu either.

There are graveyards FULL of people from 1918 and even the 1957 pandemic flu. Even in a more "normal" year Influenza makes people very ill, and even the younger and healthy have a very unpleasant time, at best.

It certainly does not mean you can forget about flu, (even among people vaccinated, some do not develop immunity from that strain) but it reduces you chances significantly, and as someone who is NOT a gambling man, I like the best odds I can practically have without going to extremes.
#38
nihcaj;3056764
No, he will OFFER it if it is AVAILABLE for you. ie. if there are the funds to pay for it.

It is made available for those at higher risk. Most likely he would offer it if he was free to offer it to all who would benefit.
Nearly 60 Million people in the population, 60 million doses would cost a lot, and the NHS isn't going to pay for that

No he will offer it if I am in the at risk group and would therefore benefit from receiving it. It doesn't matter whether he has the funds to pay for it - it will be funded by the NHS (i.e. government) if I am entitled to receive it.

However, the NHS won't waste money on non-beneficial drugs, especially ones that could expose you to further dangers
There is not enough evidence to decide whether routine vaccination to prevent influenza in healthy adults is effective


Influenza is a virus which causes symptoms of fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses. It can last for weeks and lead to serious illness, even death. It spreads easily and new strains develop regularly. The World Health Organization recommends each year which strains should be included in vaccinations for the forthcoming season. People considered at risk are offered vaccination to prevent complications and as a public health measure in many countries. The review of trials found vaccinations against influenza avoided 80% of cases at best (in those confirmed by laboratory tests, and using vaccines directed against circulating strains), but only 50% when the vaccine did not match, and 30% against influenza-like illness, in healthy adults. It did not change the number of people needing to go to hospital or take time off work. Some vaccines cause pain and redness at the site of injection, muscle ache, and other very rare serious harms such as transient paralysis.

Source: Plain language summary, Jefferson TO, Rivetti D, Di Pietrantonj C, Rivetti A, Demicheli V. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults.
1 Like #39
Sounds like a winning idea...

Given that flu, amongst others, is an adaptive virus prone to causing epidemics, which is proven to develop resistance to antibodies (and therefore vaccines) by becoming stronger and more resilient, absolutely the best thing to do is for us all to go make a few companies incredibly rich and form a resistance to an adaptive virus which will simply mutate, come back stronger, and lead to the same big pharm companies having to sell us a stronger newer vaccine in another few months when we end up with a new deadly flu epidemic...

Does no one remember the millions of quids our government shelled out for us in bird flu vaccines, only to have to burn it all because the virus had already become resilient, making the vaccine useless?

Feed artificial immunisation, by forcing your body to respond unnaturally to a virus that it is not actually under attack from, and you feed the fires of a future epidemic that no one can withstand.

I can't buy into this - life and death are natural processes, and frankly our NHS is overstretched beyond belief because old people who should have toddled off this mortal coil by now are being propped up artificially against time, biology and the natural order of biological self-regulation, for years on end, so that they can have increasingly less dignified, increasingly more chemical-dependent life support, while, sorry to be so objective, contributing very little back into the system. In the meanwhile we can thoroughly expect a breaking point to be reached where our constant vaccination and antibacterial immunisation antibiotic obsessions promote the adaption of the kind of virii that couldn't be killed with a pair of Howitzers and a daisy cutter.

The best treatment for virii is to stop living so closely with everyone else, and to make sure you follow good hygiene and diet and be as healthy as possible, and quit downing drugs at the first sign of a sniffle. Deadly epidemics tend more often than not to be associated more with poverty, poor public health and lack of sanitisation, and overcrowding anyway. But constant vaccination is how you breed a supervirus.
#40
I have had flu once (in nearly 40 yrs!!).

I really though I was going to die - totally incapacitating.

Surely this injection, whether it works or not, would be only for those in high-risk categories. The chances of me getting flu are very slight as I am generally healthy. This injection will do no good.

I will, no doubt, have a number of colds over the coming months. Again, this injection will do no good.

Save your pennies - if you need the flu jab, you will be in a category that gets it free.

ScotBoy

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