flu shots...for or against?
i'm personally against them. i have not had one in YEARS and i'm fine (physically anyway.) sure i get sick, but it's not too often and i throw it off fast. anyone getting a flu shot will get sick as well, since they can't possibly cover the hundreds or thousands of different strains out there. correct me if i'm wrong, but the flu shot is a very small sample of the flu virus. small enough for your body to fight it off, and therefore preventing you from getting that flu again. there were some cases where people got sick from getting vaccinated.
this came up since my wife asked if i wanted to have my 16 month old son vaccinated. if it can help his immune system, to start him out well, then fine. If it's just shots to get shots, well, i am not sure i want that. is it necessary? he has been sick a few times in the last 16 months but i'm wondering if these are needed to form the "building blocks" of his immune system.