Is the flu shot worth it?
I am not an advocate of vaccinations. In my opinion the risk isn't worth it for the most part. I am not a fan of needles so I personally avoid anything that might require using one if at all possible. When people talk about the flu shot, I grimace and think, I'd rather be sick for a couple days than have a shot. I don't like the idea of putting a live virus into my body and hoping that it will protect me. Some people get the shot and get the flu anyway. Of course there are lots of different strains of the flu and the shot only works on one strain so you are still vulnerable to all the others.
Here is an instance of exactly why I avoid this stuff... sure, it may be in "rare cases", but if one of my kids is one of those "rare cases" is it worth it. Absolutely not.