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Police Called When Crowd Of 600 Gets Unruly Waiting For Flu Shots
http://www.wkmg.com ^ | October 17, 2004 | The Associated Press

Posted on 10/17/2004 10:13:00 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why are there long lines in the first place? Are these "clinics" at supermarkets and drugstores the only places to get shots? Can't a person who is in the "at risk" category get one from their doctor without standing in line for hours at the local Safeway or Costco? I won't be getting one since I don't fit into these categories, but I'm genuinely curious about this. I would guess that part of the reason for the long lines is panic and fear at not being able to get a shot, but can't a person get one from their doctor?


21 posted on 10/17/2004 10:23:11 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: ArmyBratCutie

"no offense dog, but you people are the ones with the tainted meds that is stopping us from getting it....shame on the Brits...other than that I LOVE TONY....he RULES he is so brave!!!"

Can't argue with your fist point, it was a British factory involved, BUT the factory is (I believe) in Liverpool, so you Yanks must take some responsibilty for chancing buying most of your vaccine from there in the first place, the Scoucers were bound to mess it up evenutally.

Re Tony. Self-serving little guttersnipe. You Yanks have got him totally wrong. Don't be taken in by him, his a lying toad.


22 posted on 10/17/2004 10:24:35 AM PDT by BritishBulldog (New Labour - Putting the "National" back into "Socialist")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Any bets that the unruly behavior was planned by members of the DNC? Just looking for a reason to start trouble and then blame Bush?


23 posted on 10/17/2004 10:24:53 AM PDT by Trepz
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To: nhoward14

I love humans! I'm only 52 and rather lean and mean if I must say so, but my aortic valve was replaced with a carbon composite in '90. I take flu shots every year. Last year I sat with my co-workers in the employee lounge hearing how flu shots are bad for you.. mercury.. autism..yatta, yatta, nobody wanted them. Now this year I can't get a flu shot. But now the lemmings are rioting. What gives? Is it the election?


24 posted on 10/17/2004 10:24:55 AM PDT by Calusa (One Nation Gone Under.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I don't get this! I've never received a flu shot, ever, (and I haven't been sick in over 15 years) but I was under the impression that the elderly, or the children were given these flu shots by their doctors in the doctor's office! Is this how it is done every year??

Before my mother and step-father passed away, they got their shots in the doctor's office. This is nuts!

25 posted on 10/17/2004 10:25:01 AM PDT by IamHD
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To: mylife
Give all available vaccine to the seniors and kids.

A lot of those seniors and kids getting the vaccine are in this country illegally. Interesting question:should illegals get the flu shot? If they don't you'll end up paying their medical bills anyway.

26 posted on 10/17/2004 10:25:07 AM PDT by Gator Bill
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To: RightWhale

Can only imagine what it's going to be like for smallpox vaccinations.


27 posted on 10/17/2004 10:25:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is so freaking ridiculous. Last fall I was pregnant with my third baby. I was talking to the doctor when I asked about getting the flu shot, and if it would be difficult to get. Within a couple of minutes, a nurse walked in and gave me my shot. The OB said that the shortage was overexaggerated because he didn't know of any doctors who didn't have them for their patients.


28 posted on 10/17/2004 10:25:20 AM PDT by Okies love Dubya 2 (My three little FReepers are 6, 2, and 4 months old!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Since when are the so called old people supposed to get everything. My son has Down Syndrome and is susapble to every little bug that comes along. My wife works in a preschool and gets every little bug that comes along too. Some parents just drop their kids off there no matter what, because they have to go to work then the teachers get sick. and most of the preschools do NOT have health ins. for their employees. Most of the old people are in better shape than I am & they are demanding more than their fair share!


29 posted on 10/17/2004 10:26:24 AM PDT by TMSuchman (If we don't get out to vote, the anti-Americans will win, and we will loose everything!)
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To: .38sw
Can't a person who is in the "at risk" category get one from their doctor without standing in line for hours at the local Safeway or Costco?

Very few, if any, private physicians can get any vaccine. Many had it on order, but the orders are canceled by the distributors. Now some are scrambling to get "FluMist" (for 5-49 year old healthy patients), but with no success yet that I've heard about.

30 posted on 10/17/2004 10:26:50 AM PDT by steve86
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To: Okies love Dubya 2

My doctor is jerking me around. He admitted there was a limited supply. It may be he's just afraid of lawsuits.


31 posted on 10/17/2004 10:28:28 AM PDT by Calusa (One Nation Gone Under.)
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To: BritishBulldog
Tony may be a 'gutterswipe', but he has stood by us when few others have.
32 posted on 10/17/2004 10:28:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Gator Bill

Interesting question:should illegals get the flu shot?

Residents first.

If you have a green card take a number ;^)


33 posted on 10/17/2004 10:29:21 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: .38sw

Costco has 4 hour lines here in NY yesterday. the media was there - the lines were full of the same kind of run down senior citizens you see at the casinos, smoking their brains out at the slot machines.


34 posted on 10/17/2004 10:29:21 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: Calusa

Look at it this way... what better way is there to make a 5 year old child think he has to have somethimg than to tell him he can't have it? These adults are regressing.


35 posted on 10/17/2004 10:31:28 AM PDT by nhoward14 (Freedom costs a buck-o-five.)
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To: ArmyBratCutie
You are dead-on!! Most years I get the flu shot (offered free at work). When I ask my co-workers if they are going to get the shot, in unison, they reply, "No Way!! The shot actually gives me the flu!!" Talk about urban legends. I am sure there are some statistics out there that prove their contention to be dead wrong.
36 posted on 10/17/2004 10:32:10 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: BritishBulldog

you'll never turn me against him....I ADORE<LOVE< Him.....hes a STRONG, brave leader!!
Hey last time I was over there, I rode these kind of "boats?" that was like a spider floating on top of the water and zoomed across from the White Cliffs of Dover...know what I mean jellybean? it was so much fun!


37 posted on 10/17/2004 10:32:44 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: BearWash

Thanks.


38 posted on 10/17/2004 10:33:01 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: mylife

No numbers being given out. Illegal kids are getting the flu shots. Lots of citizens can't get them.


39 posted on 10/17/2004 10:33:23 AM PDT by Gator Bill
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To: ExtremeUnction

same thing with my husbands company....THEY are still being offered it....I dont understand all the hype, but I guess its "President Bush's Fault" as USUAL per the lib media


40 posted on 10/17/2004 10:34:08 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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