I think you should do it. I a lot of campuses are having any of the students get vaccined for free. I'm getting one tomorrow. The younger people and kids should get one of course..Those are the ages that are getting really sick ans dying at.. :)
I wouldn't. I'm not a fan of getting any time of vaccine that hasn't been around to be tested long enough. That is the reason I don't get a flu accent or the HPV vaccine. God knows that there hasn't been enough testing to prove to me that there is no health impacts that I will suffer later on.
That's definitely a very personal decision and everyone feels differently about it.
Personally, I won't be getting it. I don't trust the large pharmaceutical companies one bit (biotech is a completely different story - they are actually innovative), and I think a lot of the hype being generated is so
Personally, we're not partaking.
Other than the time I got the flu from the flu shot (and I don't care that certain healthcare professionals say that is not possible, I assure you that, though rare, it is), I haven't had the flu since the third grade (which is nothing short of a miracle considering my immune system). Tom has never had the flu. And Toby, while qualifying due to his age and prematurity, doesn't seem to be at high risk either since he and I both stay home and since Tom will be away.
We discussed it with Toby's pediatrician, and he felt there would be no clear-cut benefit. He would have recommended it if Toby were ever left with a sitter, placed in daycare, had a sibling in school, etc -- but since it's just me and Toby and the occasional trip to the grocery store, he, Tom, and I all felt basic precautions would suffice.
Oh but Mel, you would have had the flu MUCH worse had you not gotten the vaccine.
I won't be getting one, but I don't ever get flu shots. I rarely get sick, and I don't work with or have children, so I'm not really in the high-risk category. Since the effects of this particular flu haven't really been more serious than that of the typical flu, I'm not worried. If I had some complicating factor, I might feel differently, but given my current circumstances, I'm not worried about it.
Jesse used to always get sick after getting his flu shots in the Army. (Or, you know, flu-LIKE syptoms, right? lol)