A 44-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if it ain't broke, don't fix it - why should i get a flu shot if i never get sick?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
To prevent: you from getting the flu in the future. Although not completely protective , if you do get the flu - it usually lessens severity of symptoms.
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Dr. Dan Fisheranswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Poor analogy.: For the same reason you buy insurance, wear a seat belt or helmet, or use birth control. You will be well right up until the time that you are not.
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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Influenza is a fairly rough illness and it is not "the flu" which the media and public call any viral illness. It kills many thousands of people every year. Vaccines are usually about 70% effective each year.
Nov 4, 2014
Palo Alto, CA
A 32-year-old female asked:
Should I get a flu shot if I've never gotten one?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hushang Haghighatanswered
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: the flu shot prevent influenza and each season virus change.
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2017
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