If you have problems with the shot, it could be an allergy or sensitivity to one or more of the components.
As stated above, it is not a live virus, and does not cause the flu.
If you got the flu anyway after receiving a shot, you survived the flu, or had less symptoms, maybe because of the shot. While the vaccine is not the exact flu that is going around in any given season, it is related, and still gives your body some ammunition to fight the latest mutation.
There are still many, many deaths in this country because of the flu, and it's usually the young, the old, and the sick, all because they are immune compromised.
I will continue to get my shot every year. I had the flu once, and it turned into viral pneumonia which almost killed me. It's very hard to treat a virus.
49 years old, CD since I was a child.
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.