River made me think about flu shots a while back. I have had a few. I have had a flu shot and gotten a flu and not gotten a flu.
If we are to be sensible, the flu shot protects us against a specific flu, usually a very bad and debilitating one. So, I suppose it follows that there are a large variety of flus that you can get except for the one you have been vaccinated against.
I have not had a flu shot this year. Yes, I realise it is hardly the time to discuss such things as we head for summer, but not everyone is heading that way.
While I thought there may have been a little truth to the reports of people getting flu after having a flu shot, I thought it was probably a bit exaggerated. But the last flu shot I had, yes, I was quite unwell with flu like symptoms for three days afterwards. I decided until I am perhaps old, I won't have any more.
So what do you reckon? Flu vaccination? Good? Bad?
Oh, this one became a bit stale, original date 26/09.