Tom Janowski 
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Re: “Feedback 10/10

Tim....read the original article.

Lux...you seem to know about my insurance...tell me specifics.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/13/2018 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Feedback 10/10

Sometimes you're lucky; sometimes you're not.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vacc…

And still, no one touches the issue of health insurance as one of the problems.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/12/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Feedback 10/10

I did not ask for statistical data. I know the data. Some vaccine effectiveness is as low as 35%. If anyone thinks that is good effectiveness, I totally disagree. People will argue that parents who don't vaccinate their children put other children at risk, yet I hear no such fear about ineffective vaccines.

If effectiveness is 40 to 60%, would you not agree there is great room for improvement? Wouldn't everyone prefer effectiveness in the 70 to 90% range or even higher? What's wrong with putting effort into research to continually improve vaccines?

No one comments on the insurance issue. I want a shingles vaccine, but why should an insurance company overrule my doctor's recommendation by not covering the cost until I am 65? I work a fulltime job but really can't afford the extra expense of the shingles vaccine. Why aren't all vaccines free?

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/12/2018 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Feedback 10/10

Yes, I travel by plane and usually only during flu season.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/11/2018 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Feedback 10/10

40% effectiveness is false hope in my eyes. The fact that I have never had the flu is way more than luck...it's a healthy lifestyle.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/10/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Feedback 10/10

Regarding the flu vaccine, no mention is made of how effective it is....or isn't. Growing up, I had all the recommended vaccines, yet stll got the chicken pox and mumps. What was the point? A false sense of protection and safety?

Now as an adult, I am unconvinced of the effectiveness and necessity of vaccines, especially the flu vaccine. I have never had a flu vaccine and have never had the flu.

Then there's the issue of insurance. When my doctor recommended the shingles vaccine, I wanted to get it. However my insurance will not cover it until I am 65. That's a 10 year wait.

Instead of being part of the two main rival camps--the pro vaccine crowd and the fanatic anti-vaccine crowd--count me among the mildly skeptical. Convince me with research that continually improves the safety and effectiveness of all vaccines and maybe I will come around.

Finally, if vaccines are vitally important, they should be free for everyone at any time.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/10/2018 at 10:53 AM

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