Should a person get the flu shot.?

My dad who is a doctor says I MUST get it. I am 19 but any virus or bacteria can kill me. Pneumonia can take my life and heart disease too. The Friedreich s Ataxia site say I am at high risk. Sucks but what is the risk, right?

Update:

I am taking it because the Friedreich's Ataxia flyer said it is playing with fire not too and it is one of their lists of things they tell us to do. Apparently I could get the flu and die or Pneumonia also. So for the flu, I am going to. I changed my mind,

Update 2:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with Friedreich's ataxia. It usually becomes fatal by early adulthood. ... Friedreich's ataxia leads to diabetes in about 10 percent of people who have it. Other complications include heart failure, scoliosis, and difficulty digesting carbohydrates

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best Answer

    If you have a condition where a bacteria or virus can kill you, then that is an excellent reason to take a flu vaccination.

    • Chae-won
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      ThanksHeart disease is the leading cause of death among people with Friedreich's ataxia.It usually becomes fatal by early adulthood. Friedreich's ataxia leads to diabetes in 10 percent of people who have it Other complications include heart failure, scoliosis, and difficulty digesting carbohydrates.

  • 2 days ago

    Talk to me about your condition, does it affect your immune system?

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Use a shock collar.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Do not get a flu shot.  Flu shots have mercury and aluminum in them.  Government licensed doctors just want the money they receive from their customers.   

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  • 1 month ago

    This is a very important and personal decision. I've had bad reactions to vaccines. Be careful. All vaccines contain adjuvatants that can harm humans: aluminum, mercury, aborted fetal tissue, formeldahyde. My doctor leaves it up to me. I had an anaphylactic reaction to a routine vaccination that was part of a series. My dr. says I cannot get the rest in that series. A bigwig at the CDC said the flu shot is a sham. He was suicided two weeks later. Some people feel very strongly that everyone should get the flu shot others feel the opposite. My last flu shot caused severe redness and swelling in my upper arm that lasted the whole flu season. The only time I got the flu was when I had the shot. I probably won't get any more flu shots, but that's just me.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I have had 38 of them in the U.K. same as my husband and older friends.

    None of us died.

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Don't be such a wuss. Get the shot.

    • Chae-won
      Lv 4
      3 days agoReport

      I am fascinated by IVs.  Needles and IVs don't both me at all.

  • 1 month ago

    Well, if getting sick can kill you, then may be you should be vaccinated.

    • Chae-won
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      I have and this is why I posted this. I had no idea. I do now.

  • 1 month ago

    I have never gotten a flu shot so I would say no

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you are old enough to make that decision on your own

    • Chae-won
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      Ultimately I have. Once I found the high-risk aspect is why I did.

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