Later I heard that most flu shots inoculate you against a limited set of known flu strains anyway, and you're SOL is you get a new strain or one it doesn't cover. The whole thing seemed like more a miss than hit, so I have declined ever since.
This last doctor's visit, they asked if I wanted one, and my knee-jerk response was "NO," but later that night, I wondered if they have improved flu shots, and if I am now 39 and not in my early 20s and should consider it. My doctor said, "Well, if you want it..." and seemed surprised I declined, but didn't press the issue when I said I always got ill from them. I also though, "Man, what if I get the flu, but become a carrier and not get sick, and give it to dozens of other people like a Typhoid Mary?"
What do you guys think? Should I get all shot up and flu-free?