Okay, so you may think that I am weird, but I have never gotten a flu shot...but I have only once (that I can remember) had the flu. I know it is all the buzz this time of year to get the flu shot to "protect" yourslef from the flu. I just want to say that there are so many other ways to boost your immune system to really protect you from viruses that go around this time of year.
My Dr. says the best things to do are load up on atioxidant rich foods (foods with bright colors) and take Echinacea for ten days every thirty days. So load up on blueberries, raspberries, spinach, tomatoes, etc. and keep track on your calendar of when you need to take your Echinacea next. At the beginning of the year I had strep throat two times in 45 days. My Dr. gave me these tips and I haven't been sick since.
We are so quick to do what everyone else seems to be doing that we forget to listen to our own bodies. Please look in to all of the risks that come along with the flu shot and other vaccines. As a society we need to get back to a more natural way of living...which does not include vaccinating ourselves needlessly. I know, this may be a new way of thinking, but check it out. Spend some time looking in to supplements and more natural ways of caring for your body.