2008-12-09

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.

Gesundheit.

Via: chris uggen's weblog
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