I am really contemplating this question today. I have been back and forth, and I can’t make up my mind.
Do you take a flu shot? I’m trying to decide if I should take one or not. I go through this internal debate every year, and I guess it’s just a gamble that I take. For as long as I can remember I’ve always gotten a flu shot. I have asthma and am considered “high risk”, so I have just always gotten the vaccine. And, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always gotten the flu. I usually get sick within 48 hours of taking the shot, and then I get the full on flu later in the season. I even got the H1N1 flu one year after taking both vaccinations. That was the sickest I have ever been!! My whole body hurt so bad, I couldn’t even move!
The past 3 years I have not taken a flu shot, and I have not gotten sick, except some respiratory infections. But, no flu! People act like I’m crazy when I say I’m not going to take one, and they strongly encourage me too. But, I feel like I have to do what’s best for me, and history has shown me that I always get the flu when I take the shot. I don’t know why, or if I’m just healthier now than I was before, but it seems like I fight it off better now. *Knock on wood* I’m probably jinxing myself writing this post, but I’m curious what you all think. Is it a huge deal if I don’t take it, or should I stop gambling with my health and just get vaccinated?
What do you think I should do?