Yes, I get a flu shot every year because I fall into the high risk category (Registered Nurse and I have Asthma). Plus I get a Pneumonia shot now every 2 years because I had pneumonia a couple of years ago that put me in the hospital for 2 weeks with a collapsed lung. I didn't even know I had pneumonia until it was far advanced, because I had no
symptoms until a few days before I landed in the hospital.
It's a really good idea to get the flu shot, not only for yourself, but for those you encounter in your life (friends, family and strangers).
I hear so many people say that they have had a flu shot and got the flu from it. That's not true! You are being injected with a dead virus, you can't get infected with the flu from a dead virus. However, a flu shot won't guaranty that you won't get "a flu"
, but it will guaranty that you don't get the types of flu that the shot is made for, which are quite a few.
So many people who get the flu go about their lives coughing and sneezing and spreading the flu around to others, and some of those who catch it will die from it
A few years ago one of my friends lost their son to the flu. He was an otherwise healthy 19 year old who was rarely sick. Then he got the flu and became a statistic
Unless you are a recluse and have no contact with any other human being, it really is advisable to get a flu shot