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Centers for Disease Control

Ignore Hugh Jackman


1/14/2013 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hugh Jackman
's Golden Globes acceptance speech last night was stuffed up with TERRIBLE ADVICE -- when he jokes that flu shots aren't necessary -- and now, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are on a mission to correct his message.

A rep for the CDC tells TMZ, "I don’t know if he really meant that vaccination was not a good thing to do, but each year millions become ill with influenza; more than 200,000 may be hospitalized; and between 3,000 and 49,000 will die."

The rep adds, "The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season."

For those who missed the show, Hugh took the stage after winning Best Actor in a comedy or musical -- and joked, "Sorry, I’m at the tail end of this flu and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot ... but it appears actually you don’t need one.  I feel great!"

Bottom line: get your damn flu shot.


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Why are we still wasting money on this ****? People need to die. If its your turn, so be it. It'll be mine soon and there's more water, air, food, space and oil for the rest of you. Even better, one less person polluting the world.

617 days ago


You don't need a flu shot, they are BS, I've never gotten one and have never been sick in many years. People think that getting one will protect them but in reality it is weakening your immune system because it's never fighting anything off so when you do get sick it's worse than it should be and the flu bug is stronger because it's built up an immunity to the flu shots and become more potent..

617 days ago


Enough said.

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Why is the H1N1 vaccine included into this vaccine, can anyone answer that.. Im not being sarcastic I want to know why a vaccine for a flu that happened 3 years ago and hasn't affected much since is included into this flu vaccine and not an option as a separate one. And it's the exact h1n1 from 3 years ago, they haven't changed it.

617 days ago


And why is thimerosal in it too, and you want children to get it, I thought thimerosal was banned for children since 2001, Im not trying to convince people not to get it these are just questions that I have. Ask your Doctor about it people, its always good to ask questions first.

617 days ago


Damn it I keep forgetting, Also you may want to ask for the the single-dose unit, they are made without thimerosal not the mutli vial version, that one has mercury (thimerosal) in it. Don't take my advice though Ask your Doctor first will know what that means.

617 days ago


Who knows for sure what he meant... (Other than him).

Either way, most people get the stomach flu which the flu shot doesn't protect against. It only tries to vaccinate against the respiratory flu, which is much deadlier than the stomach flu. If he had the stomach flu, the shot wasn't going to help.

617 days ago


Wow its nice to see so many people against all these shots Im totally against shots and vaccines so many people dont realize how bad that stuff is.very refreshing thread. :D

617 days ago


It turns out, as happens many years, that this flu strain going around right now is not included in this year's flu shot. They do not know in advance what flu strains are going to appear in each coming season. They prepare flu shots for the year based on speculation only. This is probably why this flu season is so epidemic and raging across the nation, because this flu shot provides no real defense against it.

I have heard talk of trying to make a flu vaccine in the future that include all flu strains. However, there is still the danger of this "swine flu" vaccine which can cause Guillane-Barre syndrome, paralysis, etc. They underplay this all the time, but it is a real danger, and I personally know of people who had come down with this from the vaccine in other years. It is again included in this year's vaccine, which is why many people are refusing the shot.

617 days ago


IT WAS A JOKE! People need to lighten up.

617 days ago


I thought he had the flu and wasn't feeling too well and he likened getting award to feeling great at the moment. At any rate, flu shots are important.

617 days ago


Do some research of the ingredients in these flu vaccinations. They do more harm then good.

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OH WOW PEOPLE it was a JOKE!!! And the shots are a must to enroll your kids into school. Shoot to volunteer in their school I have to get the heb B shot and a TB test.

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Ffuck that fat Linda at CDC it was sarcasm

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