Are these flu shots really doing their job or is this annual event based on "fear".
We have a clinic in my town this week. The lines are filled with the elderly. I don't bvelieve we're getting real stats on how many of these immunized folks are coming down with the flu.
Just remember that a vaccination isn’t total immunization. It just reduces the likelihood of contracting the disease. Some vaccinations are very good, and convey near-total immunization, like polio, measles, smallpox etc, but even then, it is still possible though unlikely to get the disease.
I am one of “the elderly” 69 yrs and I have gotten the flu shot every year. Before getting the flu shots I had the flu every year, since getting a yearly flu shot, I have not gotten the flu, not even once.