Are you now less likely to get a flu shot?

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  1. In 2006 I got my flu shot in October just as I had for many years. In March I got the flu, really bad case and went to my doctor. I complained that the immunization must not have worked. He said that had I NOT had the shot, I might have died...rather a sobering thought. I hope he wasn't trying to put one over on me. I still get a flu shot every year. I feel the risk is minimal and even minimizing the illness is worth it.
  2. I'm not less likely to get a flu shot just because of *this* news, but I'm constantly doing risk/benefit analysis on all vaccines, for each person in my family.
  3. I'll still get one. 59 percent is still better then 0.
  4. Just what people need, another excuse to not get vaccinated. Get your shots!
  5. Great, another reason people will use to not get vaccinated. If I had a 59% chance of winning a million dollars, I'd think those odds were fantastic.
  6. Everyone should be looking at risk/benefit for themselves, their families, and the people they are around, then making the best decision based on solid information. Don't get it because someone else told you to get it. Don't not get it because someone told you not to get it.
  7. I wonder how the flu shot compares to other means of boosting immunity like getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and managing stress. The question is whether our public health money could be better spent on things other than the annual flu shot PR campaign.
  8. I stopped getting them. I'm not around old people or babies so i figure why bother?
  9. I've never had a flu shot- and I used to work in schools for 4 years. While I would get the occasional cold- never got the flu. I don't plan on getting one any time soon.