With New Years behind us and Christmas a fading memory, now begins that four to six month period when nearly every public health official, pediatrician and corner pharmacy relentlessly commands us to do one thing: Get a flu shot.
And each year, that's just what millions of non informed Americans do. Why? Because they believe their healthcare officials know best and that these inoculations are necessary. After all, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), keeps reminding us that an average of 38,000 Americans die from influenza each year.