Who gets their yearly Flu Shot and Who Doesn't ??
• United States
I've gotten a flu shot every fall for many years. I worked at our local Health Dept and I know how important the vaccinations are. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot. It's a killed virus. If you have a cold or virus working on you, the shot might might make you feel bad. Some people get a really bad cold and claim they have the flu. They don't. If you get the real flu, you will most likely be in bed for a week with fever, chills, and body aches. People die every year from the flu and its complications, even young people. Unless your doctor advises against it, the flu shot might save your life.