I still think that the Flu Shot is a way that Big Brother makes sure we show up at work every day....can't take time off, now...can we?
Have had one every year since 2000. Havent had the flu since 1999.
I get a flu shot every year, in fact I got mine last Wednesday. I recommend them to everyone.
I got one last week. It's the first time since 1984. (Dr caught me at a weak moment)
I work in a building with about 800 people so we get them free if we want. (yes my big brother wants me to turn up to work) I've never had the flu since I've been having one or any adverse reaction that I'm aware of. I know a small percentage still get the flu, but my understanding is that the flu shot immunises against two or three of the main flu strains, but you can still catch another less prevalent strain.
I get them
If only flu shots were more spoken about, I didn't even know about them until recently. In my university by the end of October we get a flu epidemic, it just takes 1 sick student to cough a few times in the lecture hall and a few days later everyone gets sick. Somehow it hasn't gotten to me yet, I guess the vitamin C I'm taking is doing it's job keeping it away.
Vaccines are a life saving wonder, it's simply genius! You take 0,5 % solution of a illness causing bacteria or virus and you either keep it weakened or just dead then you deliver it straight to your immune system where the B lymphocytes get a full description of the infectious agent so that when living ones get in our body they're recognized and terminated immediately.
I'm not fully aware of what the flu shot contains but it's likely to be a factor of your grandpa's untimely death. Vaccines are forbidden in case that the person has a suppressed immune system which is one of the reasons some people can't have them. I'm sorry for what happened to him but what you know about shots in general from the anti vax movement is nothing but a heap of lies.
You have one point I'll tell you that, yes a lot of the pharmaceutical companies are money hungry and there have been people who got worse for it, not every organism reacts the same. But what you can not deny is that because of vaccines numerous life threatening, diseases have been eradicated, such that would be still at large if it wasnt for vaccination. including:, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Haemophilus Influenzae type B, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria ,Varicella
I've never had one.
Never had a Flu shot in my life, never had a Flu for the past 20+ years.....Knock on wood.
Haven’t had the flu since 2007; ditched the flu shot in 2011.