Do you get one every year? Do you feel the risk of getting the flu is great enough to warrant getting the shot? Do other countries outside the US offer flu shots to those who want them?
For the last few years we've all been getting the flu shot ourselves. We figured our kids were at a higher risk of getting the flu since they both worked in retail, and customers sometimes don't know when to keep their illnesses at home instead of running around and spreading the misery to others. Guess they hold to the old saying, "misery loves company."
My wife and I being in our 50s figured it would be a good idea since the flu can hit you harder the older you are. Plus, I can't afford to come down with a sickness that would put me out of action for several days.
The only negative thing to happen occurred two years ago. For people in our kids age group they were giving it in a nasal spray form supposedly because it was more effective for them. It was effective alright! They both came down with severe colds and were sick for a couple weeks. The previous year they got the shots like my wife and I, and had no bad effects from it. Ever since the nasal spray episode we all get shots and never have had any other problems.
Does anyone else here get flu shots annually? Have you experienced any problems with the shots, or have you ever gotten the flu not having the shot?