Lots of people are aghast when I tell them when I don’t get a flu shot. It’s not because I don’t care about my health or that of my girls—it’s because I do care!
In most places, flu vaccinations are not mandatory. Thank goodness! But that doesn’t mean that you might not be pressured if you’re on the fence about the flu shot.
Here are a few things you can tell your doctor (or your nosy neighbor) when you’re asked why you’re not getting a flu shot this year.
What To Say To Your Doctor When They Pressure You To Get A Flu Shot
1. “I’m not in a high priority group for the vaccine.”
One little-known part about the flu shot is that there are higher priority groups that it’s intended for. Did you know that?
Here are just some of the types of people recommended to get the flu shot more than normal folks:
- Children from ages 6 months to 4 years old
- People 50 years old and over
- People on immunosuppressant drugs
- People who work in health care
If you’re not in one of these groups, say so and hop off the doctor’s table!
2. “I’m already working to guard myself against the flu.”
My family takes steps to guard against getting sick all year round. Being well isn’t just something we strive for—it’s a lifestyle!
Which reminds me…
3. “I want a solution that lasts beyond just one year!”
The flu virus changes and shifts every year. This makes flu vaccines ineffective year after year because they’re fighting something that changes shape.
That’s just how a disease works. We figure out a way to fight something, and it gets stronger right back!
Working on your personal immunity is an investment in your health. Even if you catch a few sniffles, you can still treat yourself while boosting your overall health more than you could with a shot!
4. “I don’t know if it will be effective now.”
Did you know it’s possible to get the flu shot too early in the year? The complications just keep coming!
But it’s true: Lots of drug stores start telling us to get the flu shot practically the second school starts. There’s really no need to do it then.
The best bet for a flu shot being effective is if you have it after Halloween but before Thanksgiving. Even then, it’s still a short-term solution.
5. “If I get the flu, I’ll be okay.”
If you do indeed get the flu, you can get rid of the flu 3 times faster with THIS syrup.
I write about black elderberry syrup in great length in my new book Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness, and I can confirm after much research and testing that it really does work!
If you’re in a health group that may truly suffer health consequences from getting the flu, talk to your healthcare provider about your options. We all get sick sometimes. Just do what you can!
Are you getting a flu shot this year? Why or why not? Tell me all about it in the comments!