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Monday, December 05, 2005

Flu Be Or Not Flu Be

My company is offering flu shots this year. I haven't had one in 10-15 years. Every time I've had one in the past I get what I'd call a low level flu (the CDC calls it "side effects") with a fever around 100-101, tiredness and generally feeling like crap.

In the years since I haven't gotten the shot, I've caught the flu maybe twice and was miserable for about a week.

Overall it probably is about even in terms of DOMs (days of misery). Not sure what I'll do.


cluefairy said...

Are you truly at risk for dying of influenza? If not, don't bother. As always with medications, assess the risk.

mess said...

I think this is a simple expected value calc. Frankly, I'm surprised that CF didn't mention that as it is a cornerstone of Econ theory.


talljay said...

If I was at risk of dying there would be no question...I think. ;)
The dilemna is I see getting/not getting the shot about equal.

cluefairy said...

mess - i prefer the term 'risk assessment', thank you very much.

jay - exactly. I actually feel the same way. The one time I got a flu shot, i had a side effect of the flu. Yeesh.