Sailors inspect needles containing influenza v...

Sailors inspect needles containing influenza vaccine (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

Watch out some shots contain thimerosal, a mercury containing preservative says Russ Curran. Flu shots are a gamble at best. They work if the correct strains were produced in the vaccine. The flu going around now that has bronchitis associated with it seems to be hitting both those that take a shot as well as those that did not. I am leery of drugs for everything! A strong vegetarian or even better vegan diet fights all types of flu. When I get sick it is medley and only for a short time.