I have always had a strong immune system so I see no reason to funnel another $10 to big pharma and another $20 into the bloated health care system, so I abstain.
we do however get our dog the kennel cough vaccine, so imagine my shock when she came down with kennel cough last week. the vet says that like with the flu vaccine they (the experts) take a guess what strains will be around..a year or more out. they were wrong this year. OOPS!
ok, hawkeye is very occasionally wrong. I did not get a flu shoot, and I got the flu for only the fourth time. It LAID ME OUT for two days. the worst part was getting dehydrated but not being able to keep any liquids down, that sucked. I am on a lot of meds and some of them tend to make me dehydrated to start with, so once I started going down hill I went down fast. I got up to let the dog out at 630 one morning and made it, barely. I decided that that was a stupid move and crashed on the couch till about 3. Thankfully I started to keep 7up down at around 5. at 8 my wife brought me some pho which I had a bit of. by 1am I was feeling better and ate the rest of it...a huge beautiful bowl!
I figured that i was about 6 hours away from going in for an IV before the turn around started, i got pretty bad off. my boy is the only one who had gotten a flu shot, and is the only one who did not have the 2 day ordeal, he was a little sick for half a day.