rahbii wrote:My in laws are pretty adamant about getting the shots for them and family. Curiously, every year they get the flu immediately afterwards (one year it was H1N1). I've never been stuck by the needle and never been sick. Probably just a coincidence.
I have seen too many similar coincidences to getting the shot. The one year I got it I got the flu. This past year my Grandmother passed away. Everyone in her nursing home is required to get the flu shot every year yet the flu ran rampant through the whole facility. My grandmother got sick too, and had complications and never recovered. Now she was an old lady and I would not say the flu killed her but it helped push her over. So obviously to me the shots are quite ineffective at best and probably somewhat harmful. I will never get another one unless I got some awesome job I really loved, but required the shot, and then I would get the nasal one so whatever is in the vaccine does not get put directly into my blood stream.