Originally Posted by Artiodactyla
That is why everyone, regardless of age gets the flu right? Because we all have "poor ass immune systems"?
Actually, they protect against the three most common strains from the previous year. I guarantee you that if you contracted H1N1, you would be wishing you had just gotten the shot.
If you want good information about the flu shot, here is a great site. CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - Q & A: Seasonal Flu Shot
There is a lot of evidence and studies that conclude that the flu shot does not do as well as led to believe. I'd hardly recommend looking at the CDC for information. Money is the biggest driver for the flu shot, not stopping the flu epidemics. Every year there is a different strain that ends up turning into an epidemic.