So now that I have health insurance, and don’t have to pay out of pocket for a flu shot, I have been thinking about it. Up in Canada only the very young, the old and the sick were able to get a flu shot, and even if you wanted to pay for it out of pocket, you would have to wait until the priority cases got their shots to see if there were any left over.
I was at the MD today (getting cortisone cream for my face after what happened last week) and they had a lot of people coming in for the shot. I thought that seeing as I was there I may as well do it. But then again, I am not someone who often gets the flu, and when I have had the shot in the past I recall getting sick from it.
So I didn’t go ahead with it. I can go any time and get it, so IF I do decide to have it, it won’t be a problem.
What are your thoughts? I know there are those people who are against vaccinations of any kind. I don’t want to get into that here, today. Let’s just stick to the flu shot – does it work? Doesn’t it? What’s been your experience? Would you? Why? Why not?