I am a mature woman in excellent health and still working. My dr. wants me to have shots for flu, pneumonia, and shingles (Surely, not all at the same time!) I have heard scary stories about women who have nearly died from something that sounds like guillome-barre syndrome after getting a flu shot. Is that common?
I had a very bad bout of flu when I was 8 or 9. I had serious pneumonia at age 3 and several milder bouts as an adult. I had the mother of all Chicken Pox bouts when I was 10 or 11. Now my dr. thinks I am at risk of flu, pneumonia, and shingles.
I am a practical person; if it makes sense to do so, I usually follow my dr's suggestions. But lately we hear of so many medications, some prescribed for years, that later show side effects worse than the condition they were meant to relieve or prevent.
Where can I find good info on these inoculations that can help me to make a better-informed decision?
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