Just curious about reasons as to why or why not... Im smacking myself for not getting one a month ago (as all my children did) and am somewhat nervous going back to work soon (working 4 days straight around and on New Years)... I'm tempted to wear a mask... I have never had a flu shot. Kept meaning to get one this year at employee health since our pediatrician said its predicted to be a terrible flu season. Now we will see if I can still get one Monday. Even then, how long does it take the body to build resistence? Im also taken back by the # of people that have told me they still had a terrible flu, despite the vaccination. I understand there is a strain out there (Fujian) that is not covered by the current vaccination, however that one can still get some cross-over protection. (?)A friend who works in a downtown ER did not get a flu shot, nor is he worried... I couldnt imagine working in the ER and not getting the flu shot! But as one poster said, never got another flu shot after getting the most horrible flu ever, I would understand...so did you get one? why, why not?