My company offers free flu shots every year. I've not been sick with even a sniffle in over 2 yrs. What are your opinions? Should I bother? I've been getting one every year so far.
If your vitamin D is at least 60 ng by October 15 you can avoid it. (Northern Hemisphere)
Don't do it! Flu shots are one of the biggest scams perpetuated by CDC/Big Pharma.
I get a flu shot every year. I can't afford even the possibility of being out of work for 7-10 days because of the flu. I have a lot of public contact and although I am obsessive about washing my hand I like the idea of the shot as extra protection. While I supplement D with massive amount I am still low. I should also say that I'm not anti-vaccine or even anti-big pharma in a general sense.
I agree with the others, 1. big scam by Big Pharma 2. I double up on "D" thru the winter, I pretty much never get sick.
Dont do it! Who knows that they put in them and there are no long term studies done to see the long term effects- cancer and such with all the "new" strands of the flu they are concocting.... If you have a normal healthly immune system with no other underlying complications you should have NO reason at all why you can't fight the normal flu bug. I too work in the health field and do not get one. IT's all a sham!!! (lol)
This is one of those perpetual hot-button issues that people can become very emotionally attached to their own point of view and something you will need to decide for yourself. You can also search for basically this same discussion started Sept. 17 last year and I would imagine we will see it again next year (grin). In any case, I am going to cut/paste my previous answer here because I don't feel like typing it out again:
FWIW - been supplementing Vitamin D for 2yrs and my last level was over 50 somewhere so I'm good. Got the H1N1 shot last year but my doc says I must have been exposed w/in the week before (you need couple of days for full immunity). Following week I was COMPLETELY bed-ridden for 5 full days and totally whipped for another month. Haven't been THAT sick since the last swine flu in the '80's. And no, it wasn't the shot that gave it to me because my husband got his same day w/no problems AND he didn't catch anything from me since HIS shot kicked in before I got sick. So, I'm gettin' mine fo' sure. – JCB Sep 17 at 20:56 One addition for emphasis - my NON-paleo, wheat-eating, husband who got a flu shot too took care of me and my full-blown case for 5 solid days and DID NOT get sick. I guess that's what they call "anecdotal evidence"? – JCB Sep 17 at 21:03
No, but then I rarely get sick with colds or flu.
Vaccines generally don't agree with me (most recently - Tetanus/Pertussis took me out of commission for a couple of days) anyway. Based on my past history, there's more likelihood of me getting sick from the vaccine than from the actual flu. YMMV.