grammylove wrote:Well I dutifully got my flu shot and for the second year am sick as nine dogs. I am done with the vaccine.
Please no one tell me I must have picked up a bug from somewhere else.
I am sorry. I have gotten the flu shot every year for over 50 years & never had more than a slightly sore arm. The only time I have had flu in my adult life was when the Hong Kong flu got me back in the 60's and that was b/c (1) it had only been a week or two since the shot when I got exposed to the flu & (2) there may not have been any of the Hong Kong strain in the vaccine since the shift was not expected. I still recommend it to anyone who isn't allergic and I get mine early. My pulmonologist told me to get it just as soon as it was available and I do. Early October at the latest. However, I understand your wariness, Grammy.