My mother talks to her mother-in-law every day, and my grandma and her daughter get the flu shots EVERY year and always insist that we should too. Well, for some reason, the day grandma got hers, after she got done shopping that afternoon she collapsed in the parking lot and became unresponsive. Were it not for the fact that two paramedics just happened to be there to revive her, she would be dead, and this was about 2 months ago. Now, nobody ever found out what happened to her, but that's not my main point here. My aunt has already had the flu TWICE since getting her flu shot this past fall, and TODAY when grandma calls, she has the bad news that she's got the flu for a THIRD time now.
Now, we were told in the beginning that anybody who gets the shot will STILL get a flu anyway, ONE you can understand, but 3 in about as many months?
Also, not wanting to jinx the luck on our side, but nobody in our house got the flu shot this year, or any other year, and 3 out of the 4 people in this house haven't got any flu yet since the season started. Now maybe it's just me, but the whole thing strikes me as being a little backwards. So far everybody we know who got the flu shot and acted like we were nuts for not getting it, have all gotten the flu, but we're all doing fine, *knock wood*.