Originally Posted by poppy1356
Bleh, I work in a large city and take public transit to work. Flu shots are like 17% effective and more people get sick from them then they save. Darn thing almost killed my dad. I refuse to get any of those "fad" shots. I don't believe in flu shots one bit. And whooping cough, I was vaccinated this past summer then got the darn thing this winter. Now I wasn't terribly sick or anything but still.
I've never been vaccinated for whooping cough (or anything else for that matter). I get sick REALLY often, and when I got whooping cough, I got it BAD. Like, unable to get out of bed, debilitating bad... for two months.
Now I can't directly attribute that to never being inoculated, but it is something to consider. Vaccines can definitely be pretty sketchy, but there's something to be said for the near elimination of polio, etc. ;)