Making Decisions About the Flu Vaccine

This upcoming flu season means many people will be making the tough decision to get the flu vaccine or not to get the flu vaccine.


Medical professionals are strongly suggesting that people who are at high risk for severe medical conditions as well as women who are pregnant get the flu shot this season.  Anyone with a weakened immune system should consider getting a flu shot as well, the vaccine will only help to bolster an already weakened immune system. If you have a weakened immune system you will have a tougher time fighting off the virus if you were to contract.


Now, that is not to say that it is absolutely imperative that you get the flu shot this season.  There is no cure for the influenza virus which means that the vaccine will not be 100% effective in preventing you against the virus.  If you do get the flu, you have to let it run its course, so then you have to make the decision; is it worth it?