| | Is the flu shot necessary?
I realized last week that I missed my oportunity to get the flu shot at work. I work in mental health and come in contact with consumers throughout the day. Obviously, I want to protect the clients as well as myself from the virus, but I also practice good infection control prevention all the time. I'm 25 years old with a good immunity. Every year I usually end up not getting the flu shot and missing the window of opportunity because I'm busy or whatnot. I haven't had the flu since I was in college. (That seemed to be a breeding ground for viruses and illness, especially with the late night studying and stress.) I found that I've managed to not get sick as much after graduating from college.
I'm wondering what the benefits and drawbacks are? The obvious of course is avoiding the flu, but I still just want to know. Thanks!