Flu season is fast approaching us. Everywhere I go there are signs reminding us: Get your flu shot here! Protect yourself! Get the flu shot today! Only takes 5 minutes!
Flu shot. Flu shot. Flu shot. In case you needed a reminder. FLU SHOT.
Because apparently, the flu is deathly. Because apparently, we need a vaccination for everything because the chance of getting sick and dealing with a sickness such as the flu would just be horrible.
*Please understand that I’m talking about me in this case. Me. My family. I realize everyone is different and the flu can be deathly or very serious for some people. Of course there are people who might be more at risk and therefore might consider getting this shot. But for me, I don’t believe the flu is deathly. I believe it’s a sickness just like anything else. We delay quite a few vaccinations for our son as well.
Personally, I’m not getting the flu shot. The last time I got this shot was in high school. Years and years ago. And although I got many comments from older ladies telling me I must get the flu shot or else, I didn’t get it while I was pregnant either.
I’m not worried about the flu. Never have been. If I get sick, I’ll rest and get better.
So, what about you? Are you getting the flu shot this year? What about your kids?