I am not trying to start a debate, but I am in a quandary. My family rarely gets sick. They have never had strep, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinus infections, etc...they usually get one yucky cold during the winter and that is it. I don't think we have ever really had the flu. We homeschool and don't come in contact with a lot of people. When we go to walmart and the kids play with the game controllers we always use hand sanitizer afterward. So, we have never felt it necessary to get a flu shot. When ds was diagnosed in December they gave him one in the hospital. Then when I decided to update the kids immunizations (they were a little behind) the ped gave my daughter a flu shot. I am not anti-immunization, I can see the point of most of them and I am not talking about that. I just don't know what to do/think about the flu shot. At diagnosis the endo said the whole family should get one every year. Do they work? I have heard some people get the flu after the shot. Do you get flu shots?