Every year, people are encouraged to get the flu shot, and every year, people avoid it. Some people, like me, just forget that it's even an option and by the time I remember, flu season is over.
Others will tell you vehemently that the shot made them sick and they will never get it again. And then, of course, there are the people who think flu shots are a big conspiracy from the pharmaceutical companies. Whatever your reasoning, flu shots are often looked over as a "well, if I don't get one it's not a big deal."
But this year's flu season could be even more dangerous from the last, and avoiding the shot could be deadly.