Re: Flu Shot: Are you getting one?
Originally Posted by macro
After not having a flu shot for many years (10-15 years?), I was persuaded a couple of years ago to do it. My employer has them come to our workplace to do them cheap, and a coworker was on the way to do it and encouraged me to join him.
Then, last winter, another friend of mine swore he'd never get one, because doing it year-in and year-out for many years can be hazardous. (I won't get into the arguments, but you can Google "flu shot dangers" if you're interested.)
Despite not having the shot for years, I have not had the flu for at least a decade, if not longer. On the other hand, it's hard to not get caught up in the flu "hype" (for lack of a milder word) that we hear from the media.
So, what have you done in the past? What are you going to do this year? Flu shot or no?
I've always had them offered for free both by my old employer and new, so it's a no brainer for me. My wife always laughed at me, than she got the flu last February and didn't feel "right" for about a month.
She'll be elbowing senior citizens out of the way to get hers this year.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.