I did it for the herd... or Why I don't get flu shots

Entertaining, and also confirming my decision not to get vaccinated every fall.

If I get a flu shot, the probability of me feeling ill for at least 24 hours is almost 100%. The chances that I will get exposed to a strain of flu I am not vaccinated against are quite tangible, as demonstrated by my countless vaccinated coworkers who are spending days sick at home with the bug that I had last month.

So my choice is not to play roulette with my immune system for the sake of "greater good" of the herd.


Via: chris uggen's weblog
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1 comment:

  1. i kinda came to the same conclusion... haven't had a flu shot, ever, and haven't had the flu since i can recall. colds, yeah, but nothing more.