I read in the NY Times this morning that this year's flu vaccine failed in its effectiveness, being only 44 percent effective. So there were tons of people out there who took the time and effort to get a flu shot only to find themselves sick with the flu anyway.
I've personally grown really skeptical of the flu shot's effectiveness over the years. I used to be a firm believer in the vaccination, and when my kids were very young, we'd each get one. However, each year that I got a flu shot, I ended up with the flu. This went on for about 4 or 5 years. I stopped getting the vaccination for myself and my kids, and ever since I've not had the flu at all for a few years, and only one of my kids has had it one time (this past season, which was an especially hard one).
Anyone else had a similar experience and gave up on getting vaccinated?
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