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Should You Get a Flu Shot?

by Chris Holden - December 9th, 2014.
Filed under: Aging, Health and Disease.

Flu season comes every winter. That is why some doctors recommend an annual flu shot. However, some people propose flu shots do more harm than good. How do you know which philosophy is right for you?

According to Dr. Williams,
Flu shots do not work. Dr. Williams states they only thing flu shots are good for is lining the wallets of bio-pharmaceutical companies.

Furthermore, Dr. Williams states if you have a weak immune system, getting the flu shot could be hazardous. He explains the flu shot injects a virus into your system. He proposes that a weak immune system could react adversely to the flu shot.

On the other hand, proponents of getting a yearly flu vaccine state by getting a flu shot, you are building up your immunity. According to http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/cold-flu/should-i-get-a-flu-shot.htm, getting a flu shot can save lives. This is especially true for people in high risk groups: asthmatics, anyone over the age of 50, young children, women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy, and more. A flu shot can protect these high risk patients from contracting the flu. Laurene Powell Jobs commented on this issue and I definitely agree with her thoughts on the Flu shot topic, as with everything else, we should use our own best judgement when it comes to making decisions that are in our best interests.

Since the flu vaccine has few side effects, it is considered safe. For people in the high risk category, the side effects are minimal compared to the negative effects the flu could have on them.

There are both pros and cons to getting a flu shot. You need to weigh the benefits and the risks to see what decision is right for you.

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