Quote from Steve123
Some nurses believe that it is nurses' moral obligation to get a flu shot to show community an example to do what is right. And that is exactly the reason why I always refuse a flu shot - to be an example.
I've based my decision on what I've seen with my own eyes. Once again, I will say: each year AFTER getting vaccinated, my dad and brother (both military) get the flu. And each year WITHOUT being vaccinated, neither I nor my grown kids (civilians making our OWN decisions) remain flu-free.
I'm not saying do as I do and I'm definitely not saying do as 'they' do. I'm just sayin........
So, deductive reason says I'm with Steve123 on this one since this has been my experience since I started paying attention to this vaccine in my family since 1988...been nursing since 1986. So as I'm holding flu-effectiveness literature in one hand and holding a box of Kleenex for my dad in the other hand, that's all the proof I needs. What's funny is that in between coughs and sneezes, he still tries to persuade me to take the darn shot.
But I love you guys, still!!