Shawn- yes, it is interesting, and maybe life-saving. Each of us have to decide on the efficacy of any vaccine. There may be times it would be prudent to take it, and other times when it may not help.
On Tamiflu- one recent study found, " Because of their low effectiveness and the possibility of the onset of resistance we conclude that NIs should not be routinely used in seasonal influenza. In the case of a serious localised confirmed epidemic, NIs could be used to prevent serious complications. We identified no comparative evidence of the role of NIs in avian influenza.
According to a review of phase IV evidence from eight cases (adolescents and adults) by Hama (Hama 2008), oseltamivir may induce sudden behavioural changes in recipients including hallucination and suicidal tendencies and sudden death while sleeping. This evidence comes hard on the heels of the review ordered by the Japanese government which is in part triggered by the 567 of serious neuropathic cases received since the 2001 launch of the drug. However it is estimated that 9 million doses had been sold since 2001, making such harms (even if proven) rare.
Again, it is all about making informed decisions. If it will save my life, I'm all about it. I willl carefully weigh the pros and cons after doing my reseearch, and not let my doctor, or pharmaceutical company pressure me to make that decision for me.
As an aside-You wouldn't believe how I was humiliated and pressured during my 11 year-old daughter's annual check up to have her get the Gardisil vaccine. 11 YEARS OLD!! It was part of the routine "required" package of shots for middle school, and it was only because I took time to ask specificially about each of the shots she was going to get that I found out Gardisil was hidden among them. The doctor as much told me she didn't appreciate or would want any patients coming to her office who were "anti-vaccination". I'll let you guess whether I allowed her to get that particular shot that day. As I said previously, be very careful out there......do your research.