This is my personal story about the flu shot. I'm wondering if other people have similar problems. Or if I'm just weird.
I got the flu shot through my employer in October. I had an initial reaction, but it never got better in fact it's getting worse. I went to see my doctor yesterday and he said that it's possibly a reaction to the flu shot, or I got the flu anyway. My husband got the flu shot as well, and now he's down in bed with the flu, too.
The last few years I've gotten the flu vax on a regular basis. But the last few years I've ended up with the flu anyhow. Last year it hit the week before my wedding, at the worst possible time. My husband got the flu vax, now he's sick and he's got a big project due. He, however, may be in time for Tamiflu, we'll see.
Anyhow, I've done a lot of reading on the flu vax since it's all started and it's been rather interesting. Since they only can guess what types of flu will hit the U.S., they go on surveillance in Far East countries. Since they can only mix the dose for "guessed" strains and like last year and the year before, a major virus was left out and many people got sick despite the vax.
I'm just wondering if anyone has had the same problem, or do you view the flu vax as unnecessary?