To take the flu shot, or not to take the flu shot?Â That is the question.
I, for one, am personally tired of this flu shot being shoved down our throats.Â I don’t get the flu very often.Â I do get bronchitis at least once a year, but that is something entirely different, and the flu shot has nothing to do with that.
About 5 years ago when I was working in a hospital, they wanted all employees to get the flu shot.Â I did not want it, but it was really being pushed.Â So I reluctantly got the flu shot.Â You know what happened to me?Â Within 48 hours, I came down with the flu.Â And it was the worst case of the flu I’d ever had in my life.
The following year, my mom got her very first flu shot.Â Guess what?Â Within 48 hours, she came down with the flu.Â My mom and I both say we will NEVER get the flu shot again.
It was explained to me while working at the hospital, that they actually place the flu virus inside you when they give you the shot.Â And somehow, that’s supposed to make you immune.Â Well, I’m sorry, it doesn’t work like that for me or my mom.
This morning I got an email from my mom.Â My dad, who is almost NEVER sick, is home sick with the flu.Â So sick, he had to call in to work, which he never does.Â Â My dad works in management at a hospital, and employees were told if they don’t get a flu shot, they have to work wearing masks all day.Â So, my dad reluctantly got the flu shot.Â Last week.Â And today, bam!Â Flu.Â Â And my mom said she is now feeling symptoms of the flu, apparently passed on to her from my dad.Â Â My mom almost died last month (you can read about that here) and this is really the last thing she needs.
I’m interested in knowing what your experiences are with the flu shot.Â Do you get one every year?Â Why or why not?Â Have you experienced similar results when getting the flu shot?