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Do you think healthy adults need to get seasonal flu shots or not?

  1. BlissfulWriter profile image68
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    Do you think healthy adults need to get seasonal flu shots or not?

    I know certain at risk population such as the elderly and the people in the medical field who get higher exposure to flu virus should get flu shot.  But what about the average healthy adult?  Do they need them?

  2. Dale Hyde profile image82
    Dale Hydeposted 6 years ago

    I get them for free so I take the chance. I do know that you can not get the flu from them, so hopefully it will keep one from getting certain strains that are floating around.  They do change them year to year as different strains are more evident each each.  The reason many places of employment offer them for free is that it helps, statistically with people out for sick days.

  3. Shahid Bukhari profile image61
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Flu shots cannot address the ever changing "new" Seasonal Viruses ... the shots can only protect you from a few of the old established brands of "Seasonal" Viruses ... that too, within a hit and miss situation.

    Because ... There is "no" known cure for the new ..."ever-mutating" ... Virus' induced affliction...
    So its up to you to get immunized ... in the hope, that the one that may infect you, is going to be some "old-established" type of virus ...

    Reckon its much, much better, if you spent the Flu shots money on healthy living ... eat healthy foods, sleep well ... do exercise ... and being positive in your attitude. These will make your "immune system" strong, and protect you better than any Flu shots "advertised" by the Multinational Pharmaceuticals.

  4. debbie roberts profile image81
    debbie robertsposted 6 years ago

    I don't believe that healthy adults need the flu vaccine unless they have an underlying health issue that is likely to cause major health problems if they contract the flu.
    My son is a teenager now and has had the flu vaccine every year due to the fact that if he gets ill his chest always gets bad. My teenage daughter has never had a flu vaccine. So it is really entirely down to the individuals health strengths and weaknesses.
    Also there is the fact that there aren't always enough flu vaccines to go around, so it is important for the people who really need them to have them and not healthy people who don't need them.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    not a chance. i honestly believe that though the shot might help short term, over all it weakens our bodies and i think that it will also cause our kids to have even weaker immune systems.in Canada it's free so of course people want them but i don't think they actually think about the long term effect.

  6. chefsref profile image79
    chefsrefposted 6 years ago

    I get the shot to avoid spreading the flu to my family. While I would survive the flu, if I passed it to my 94 year old mother it would probably kill her

  7. Mmargie1966 profile image95
    Mmargie1966posted 6 years ago

    If the adult is healthy and has a strong immune system, I don't see the need for it.

  8. povmang profile image60
    povmangposted 6 years ago

    I think they should get it to protect more and can not spread it to others. Most Cambodia adults get flu and then spread to the member in the family, most serious is children. So they understand about this and they come to the clinic to get it every year.