sidefx: Yes.. that's kind of why I don't understand the craze for flu shots. Most recommendations I've come across seem to say it's more recommended for the old\infirm and those in certain jobs. My doctor has always said the same when I've asked him if it's worth getting.
I can not believe this. I've had the flu and it sucked. I don't want to get it again so I get vaccinated against it. If I got the flu again I probably wouldn't die, but I might wish I did (hyperbole!). Even though the risk is small, if you can take a shot to increase your chance of avoiding it, why not?