No, I quit getting them as the last time I got one, a week later? I got the Flu. I'll pass this year as I haven't had the Flu since.
I had a bad reaction to the shot, two years in a row. I haven't had the shot for about 5-6 years now.
George Carlin said that when he was a child he prayed to God. When he grew up he switched allegiance and started to pray to Joe Pesci. He said the results were about the same from both.
THAT is how I feel about flu shots. Much vaunted by the medical establishment but the results don't justify the hype.
Yes, I get the flu shot. It's mandatory where I work, I have no choice.
I get a Flu shot every year, pneumonia shot every 3 yrs and just got a shingles shot. I've never had any problems.
I had the flu and pneumonia 35 yrs ago.
No. I hear many storys where people experience flu like symptoms afterwards even though they tell us that the virus is inactive.
I also don't understand how it can prevent you from getting the flu, as the virus mutates every year.
last fall was the first time i had the flu shot in about 10 years. And well. I did get the flu later on (a few months later) but it wasn't nearly as severe as the ones i would get before i had the shot... Which was quite surprising for me...
Now that I am really ancient I prefer to get the shot, just in case. I have lost several firends to the flu, actually the complications to existing conditions, such as old, weak bodies did them in. I also read an "expose" that states there is almost always major pushes to get you to get your shots early. According to the article the shots are only effectivce for a certain ammount of time. The earlier you get one the chance that it will weaken when the hight of the flu season arrives is great. The article claims the Pharmaceutical companies are pushing the shots like stores push Christmas sales earlier and earlier each year.
I take my chances. I don't trust anything that is so "pushed." Unless it is something like antibiotics, they can keep their needles away from me and my family.
My parents swear by it though so........ To each their own.
Back in 90s i had the flu shot and got sick bad so no more flu shots
I got one this year, although I almost never get one. This is the first time in a while. But the last time I had the flu it was pretty bad, so might as well give it a shot. Pun intended.
Chance it? Perish the thought.
My blood mutates against the flu virus every year . . . I am where they get the new vaccines . . . Your welcome world!
Kidding . . . I find regardless of whether I have gotten the Flu shot, I will either get or not get that next mutated version of the flu . . . It doesn't seem to matter.
Many years ago, I sat next to a sick little girl on a flight from Puerto Rico to Dallas-Ft. Worth and got a bad case of the flu. Now, I get the shot every year. Only time I've ever gotten a reaction from one was when I was in the Navy back in '66. I still wonder if we were jusrt guinia pigs back then.
I rarely get a flu shot, but my husband gets one every year. But for him there is a reason. In 1998 he had Bell's Palsy. They said that a viral infection could trigger a relapse, and strongly suggested he have a flu shot each year.
I get one every year. I just got it a few days ago.
Yes, every year. My daughter and I got ours a couple of weeks ago.
I don't like putting Formaldehyde in me. I've probably gotten the Flu once in my entire life and I've never had a flu shot.
I just got mine today.