Working in LTC as an RN for over 35 years I never got the flu shot....I know people who did. had some reactions and recovered. I am not a fan of introducing any virus into my system if I were already exposed to it...and working with homeless at a shelter who were exposed and had it, I ,Praise the Lord never got sick. and there are many who have great immune systems that get it and fight it off. I feel your DNA and taking good care of yourself, enjoy life as best you can and allviate stress and take proper precautions as we always did around sick people has worked well. Yes...some have succumbed to diseases and flus....which we as nurses fight to keep the population and friends/family members free from these maladies. All we can do is the best thing we know how and are taught. But I truly feel that viruses amongst many other things in life can be deadly I don't condone locking up people in their homes...preventing free movement among the population, closing businesses,and schools and many other things...this may sound cruel...but only the strong survive in this world and we are there to help those that are weak to be strong again . We are not lab rats to be locked up in cages(our homes) and tested on whenever the government feels like it. All I want right now is for people and civilization to return to somewhat normalcy ,because this fuels more diseases, mental and physical for people right now. My opinion thats all.