Should I get a flu shot? The CDC says, “Yes!”
While some controversy regarding vaccines will undoubtedly continue, immunizations against infectious diseases are the single most important advance in the history of medicine. Everyone age six months or greater should be vaccinated annually. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Preventive Services Task Force strongly support and promote the routine use of vaccines to prevent childhood illnesses like polio, meningitis, influenza, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, human papilloma virus, hepatitis B as well as influenza and herpes zoster in adults.
References: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016. Online [available at]: https://www.cdc.gov/