Scruffypup saidI never get those damn shots because I don't trust what they're made from. I never get the flu.
They are safe. Remember, the shots aren't just for you...they are for your friends and loved ones.
SCORE!!! And for all the general public, so that you don't become a "Typhoid Mary" and leave scores of the sick in your wake. It's the same reason we get mandatory vaccinations for other diseases, that prevents their spread, and lowers the medical costs for all of us, and the strain on our shared medical facilities.
It's a matter of community responsibility & duty. Forget the typical "it's all about me" gay attitude and consider that it's all about US. And if I pass you on the street, or rub elbows with you in some public shopping, eating or drinking place, and you've got the flu and my shot doesn't work well enough, you may have killed me, given my age and frail health. Do try thinking about others, and not always ME, ME, ME. But rather, US, US, US.