Three years ago I got the flu shot and H1N1 shot within a month or so of each other. I developed chronic hives, for which multiple allergists could never find a definite cause. Spent hundreds of dollars trying at least a dozen med combos to get the hives under control. I am STILL fighting this battle. Just recently decreased in severity.
This year my hospital required the flu shot or you would a) be fired or b) have to wear a mask at all time within hospital grounds except for when eating.
My allergist suggested it might be wise not to get it, but seriously? When we run our butts off all day and are already sweating under contact isolation gowns etc. we have to wear a mask? And yet we will all come in sick because we're penalized in our reviews for using sick days........
I ended up getting it, causing a resurgence in hives. I'm all for infection control, but the flu shot is not without risks. Talk to anyone who's ever had their life destroyed by Guillain-Barre.