I totally agree with your comments. Knowledge is power, so those who refuse to get flu shots should read this article on the CDC's website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
The important thing to remember here is that the flu shot is made from an "inactive" (dead) virus. It's impossible to get the flu from the shot itself. I have gotten yearly flu shots for the past 20 years, and never got the flu from them, even though I have a weakened immune system. They're safe, effective, and the best way to protect you, your family, and others from the flu. I had the Swine Flu back in the 60's, and believe me, you don't want to be that sick. I had 104 fever for a couple of days, and was sick flat on my back for almost 10 days. I couldn't even sit up. That was the sickest sick I've ever been. Don't underestimate the flu. It can still be a killer, especially for the very young, the very old, and those with compomised immune systems.
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