Originally Posted by ssbledsoe
For you (physicians) AND the drug companies. As a pharmacist, I'll never understand is how people cry for medicines and treatments that cure and prevent disease. Yet, when given the option, people find every excuse under the sun not to get said cure or treatment. Hell, you spend more money on OTC flu treatments and being away from work than the shot costs. Oh well, you can't fix some ignorance.
I couldn't have said it better ssbledsoe. The flu vaccine in my opinion, is very effective at preventing the flu and is recommended for everyone. A lot of people don't seem to understand that influenza is lethal and causes many deaths around the world each year. A patient doesn't have to have disease X or Y for it to be lethal either. $20 for a flu shot is one of the best investments you can make in your health.