Should I Get a Flu Shot?

I am really contemplating this question today.  I have been back and forth, and I can’t make up my mind.

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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!

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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?

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What do you think I should do?

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