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I have a daycare in my home. Last year, all but two of the kids got the flu shot. ALL of the kids got the flu. ALL of the families got the flu. (there is apparently a test for the flu LOL)

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The flu shot was next to useless last year. The strain in the shot was not a good match for the virus that ended up circulating.
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by nextcommercial View Post
I have a daycare in my home. Last year, all but two of the kids got the flu shot. ALL of the kids got the flu. ALL of the families got the flu. (there is apparently a test for the flu LOL)

Last winter was a nightmare of a season. I'm still traumatized.

This year, all but two of the kids got the flu shot. Nobody has even had so much as a cold so far.

I have never had a flu shot, yet I never get the flu. Not even when all the kids have the flu. My husband has never had a flu shot, but he had the flu last year. My dd has never had the flu shot, and she's never had the flu. (she's had everything else though)

My Mother in law gets a flu shot, and she never gets the flu... but she never leaves the house, and nobody ever goes in her house... so I don't know why she bothers with it.
Last years' flu shots were generally regarded as duds everywhere, they didn't protect against the strain of flu that went around. And of course it wouldn't help with colds in any case. People often - as in all the time - mistake other things for the flu too (that's a general statement not aimed at anyone in particular.)

I have pretty serious doubts whether giving everyone the flu shot is useful, as there is no way to develop herd immunity with the flu, and it isn't a deadly disease for everyone. Better to spend the money on other projects to keep people healthy and able to fight off illnesses of all kinds.

It may have some use in special situations though, for example for people who work or live with those with compromised immune systems.
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