I got my first ever flu shot this year. I was always seriously urged to get one in the past, but I never had the flu so I didn't get the shot. Last year I had the flu so badly it knocked me down most of December and part of January. I guess moving to a job where there are more folks was too much for my immune system! We also play Santa and Mrs Claus and I did not want to catch everything that came across my husbands lap.
The only reaction I had was a sore arm muscle and some neck ache in the afternoon of the shot. Considering I either highly react or don't react at all to most meds, I consider this superior for no reaction to a shot. Seeing some folks I know already go down with the flu, I am hoping they picked the right strains this year...I don't want to feel like them and lose more work.