THE FLU SHOT DOES NOT, CANNOT, WILL NOT, DARE NOT GIVE YOU THE FLU.
Flu shots are made either with viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are not infectious, or with no viruses at all.
Most likely because you were already exposed to the flu and the shot didn’t have enough time to work.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection.
It is possible to get minor side effects (low grade fever, aches, and a sore arm at the injection site).
If you are anti-vaccine, that’s your choice, but I hope you don’t spread your agenda to the point where some one who really needs a vaccine doesn’t get it because you told them not to. That’s shameful, and deadly.
What you should do is encourage others to discuss their concerns with their own health care providers.
In regards to the myths, Gizmodo has an excellent post that addresses all that crazy talk like the flu shot contains antifreeze, causes Alzheimer’s, and weakens your immune system.
All flu-vaccine naysayers allow me to remind you of a time,
14th century Europe,
when germs were copious.
No immunizations, no anti-viral medications, filthy oozing with death environments, and an average life expectancy of less than 30 years old.
And then there was the Spanish flu pandemic... of 1918.
Our lives are far better, and longer because of vaccines and other advances in medicine.
The flu vaccine is not perfect, but it beats taking your chances and potentially succumbing to an illness that could have been prevented.
And besides, the worst thing you’ll get is a sore arm because you really can’t get the flu from the flu shot.