atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5348: Well, this vindicates my decision, I'd say.

FDA reports that 2014's flu vaccine was 14% effective. 2015's was 40% effective.

I don't see the point of it.
Another study claims that the flu shot is actually harmful, causing a 550% increase in respiratory infections over those who don't get the flu shot. I don't know if I believe that the flu shot actually causes illnesses, but it seems pretty clear that the flu shot doesn't prevent people from getting the flu.
I let myself get talked into getting a flu shot once. I got sicker than a dog after I got it, with about the timing you'd expect for a proper incubation period.

I no longer get flu shots. Period.

In 2000 I had a boss who tried to bully me into it, but I managed to get out of it because I was on oral antibiotics for a sinus infection. So, no, I'm not taking the flu shot even if you think I need it.

The risks outweigh the rewards.

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