Originally Posted by Fedaykin
* You can't get the flu from a flu shot.
* On average, a flu shot is only 60% effective, due primarily to the fact that there are hundreds or more strains of the flu (and more evolving all the time)
* Pretty much any illness that causes flu like systems people call "the flu", whether or not they are actually suffering from an infect of the influenza virus.
I had a friend who was one of the 1 in 100 thousand. He almost died from a flu shot he probably didn't need since he was only 38 yrs old. But I don't know anyone who ever got really sick from the flu. Sort of makes me lean to the wait until i am older and weaker to get the flu shot.