We don't get the flu shots. Both my kids had Influenza A - Joel caught it at the hospital when he was diagnosed. And he shared it with his 3 year old sister. And father. So I was dealing with 3 very sick people. I felt cruddy, but never got tested. I was too busy to get sick. Thankfully Joel was still in the hospital - he had to go back on an IV and had special care. Because they've had A, it's my understanding that they are less likely to catch Swine flu. Also, since we homeschool, they are less likely to be exposed. Our pediatrician and endo agree that they are ok without it.