posted on Dec, 22 2003 @ 12:24 PM
I think it also has to do with how bad you perceive the flu to be.
If everyone around you ie. doctors, government, keeps saying how bad the flu is, and that if you don't get a flu shot, you can actually get it, since
you're constantly thinking about it. They can almost create a placebo effect.. (if anyone has ever bought weed that turned out to be oregano, yet
your friend still saw pink elephants, then you know what I mean).
I have always gotten the flu shot before, and always ended up with the symptoms, runny nose, coughing, chills, sometimes fever. This year, I decided
that I won't take them anymore. I take 1000mg Vitamin C daily, eat some garlic, and THINK healthy. Many close friends of mine got the flu, but I
didn't and I won't.
Just remember, nobody knows your body better than you do.
[Edited on 22-12-2003 by quintar]