flu vaccines have hd a mixed effectiveness %. This year (18/19) vaccine mix will be anywhere from 19 to 39% effective. I still got my shots and the prevnar 13 pneumonia shots, although my wife and I both had minorflu-like reactions and injection point swelling from the pneumonia shots.
My husbands been in the hospital twice this past year for pneumonia.
Last time he came out was around Dec 4th or 5th. Got on those super power antibiotics that really screw up his INR.
I went to Mexico myself Christmas Eve. He didn't go...we didn't think the altitude would be good. I guess the antibiotics didn't completely eliminate the pneumonia, because when I came home on the first he looked like ****. On the 3rd he went back in via the ER, and got out yesterday afternoon.