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I see that you have probably either gotten your flu shot already or chose to reject it.
But just to reiterate what others have said, the flu shot will not cause the flu. It is possible to have a few symptoms after the injection such as runny nose that may resemble the flu or a cold, and pain in the arm is also common since it is given into the muscle.
You may get the flu shot at any time and it is recommended that it be repeated every year.
The idea of getting the flu shot is to protect you against strains of influenza. Influenza is common, but for some individuals they are at a higher risk to have serious complications or even suffer from death.
I am unsure what your job is, but if you are around other individuals then it is important for you to be vaccinated against the flu. This will protect you as well as the individuals you come into contact with from getting influenza.
The idea is that if most individuals get their vaccinations then in general there may be a decrease in the number of flu cases that arise.
If you are around anyone who has a weakened immune system, is pregnant, or has other medical conditions then it is important to get your vaccination to help protect them from developing the flu.
[QUOTE=writeleft;5088433]The side effects of the flu shot are very minimal, while the benefits are extensive.

The idea behind it is if we are all immunized, if and when a terrible flu comes around, we will all be safe. We are trying to eradicate the flu, like other illnesses that we have found effective and safe vaccinations against, like polio, yellow fever, typhoid, cholera, etc.

I would not be afraid of getting the flu, after a flu shot, it is if you get the flu [B][U]without[/U][/B] getting a flu shot do you have to worry.

I got my first one after 50, and had no problems at all. Let us know how it goes...[/QUOTE]

For the sake of point, counterpoint:
The reported annual deaths from flu are actually from pneumonia.
The flu shot is effective in preventing (at best) one individual from getting the flu who would have for certain gotten the flu; meaning 3 out of 100 get the flu without getting the flu shot, and only 2 out of 100 would have gotten the flu if all got the flu shot. It doesn't work at preventing the flu, it only works at further damaging your immune system with the aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde etc.

There are many better protocols for those concerned with getting the flu. High dose vitamin C, colloidal silver, Health tinctures (raw apple cider vinegar extracts of horseradish, garlic, yellow onion, and jalapeno/serano hot peppers).

Herd immunity is a failed concept since many of the people getting the "vaccine preventable diseases" were vaccinated against the very disease with which they are afflicted.

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