Getting a flu shot can be a very debatable topic. Many Americans thinks that getting a flu shot is acutally a bad thing and that there is no point of getting the shot. In fact, many believe that getting the flu shot can be more harmful then actually having the flu. According to BeWellBuzz medical journals states that the vaccine can lead to serious health problems including harmful immunological responses and a host of other infections. This further increases the body's susceptibility to the diseases that the vaccine was supposed to protect against.
Which leads to my next statement, CNN states that people with a high risk in getting the disease are children ages 6 months to 5 years old, pregnant women, people older than 50, and anyone with a chronic condition like asthma, diabetes, and heart or blood disorders. It is recommended by the CDC they all get vaccinated. However, there is a lack of evidence that proves this. "51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo. Also the shots do not protect you from the entire epidemic. It only protect against certain strains of the virus, which means that if you come into contact with a different strain you will still get the flu." (BeWellBuzz,1)
So are flu shots really necessary? Dont get me wrong i been getting this shot since i was little and i never had the flu. So to me, I would say that they are. Do you get the flu shot? If so, does it work for you?
Check out this video of a girl who got the flu shot and now is force to only walk backwards.