Here's a story. There is this lady who hardly ever gets sick - never even gotten a flu shot. A friend developed Guillaume Barre Syndrome after a flu shot, so she decides never to get one. Then she gets bit by a flu bug and 15 days later is still having symptoms (mouth is raw, can't hear). She was so sick in fact, twice, she thought she was minutes away from death. She watched the news, certain they would come across the screen with an announcement that an epidemic had begun with a new terrible strain of flu. No such pronouncements. Ebola or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever thrown in with this new strain... Moral of this story, she will be getting an annual flu shot from now on.