At age 73+, I’ve been thru toomuch to risk dying from the flu.
I contracted GBS in August of 2004. I got a flu shot that year at my neurologists recommendation and every year since. The probablility of my contracting GBS a 2nd time seems to me to be quite remote. Not so the flu. My neurologist expressed the belief that with my compromised immune system, I was far more vulnerable to the flu. I have no reason–no evidence on which to disagree with him. I do agree that it is an individual decision If you get the flu, I’ll still talk to you, stay by your side if you need me, help you in any way I can because I’ve had my flu shot.