The flu shot is not as effective as once thought, and that comes straight from the CDC; additionally, there is often an underlying condition for flu deaths.
My friend said it made him sick for a few days, but he has a trach in right now.
The only time I ever had it was in 2004 when a surgeon friend called me and said he had a 'batch.' He took it himself so I let him inject me with it.
But like I said, I've never had the flu and the ONLY childhood illness I had was chicken pox. Mumps, measles....everything else skipped me. And I slept with my sisters who had them.
But that poor baby dying, and elderly, maybe they should get it. My great grandfather died in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. He was 32. There were babies and old people in the house and he's the only one that died.
Well, like 1/2 million died, he was the only one in that house.