The CDC admits that this year the flu vaccine may not work. The reason for this is because their prediction of the strain that they thought will be predominant this year is wrong. Scientist manufacture the virus the year before it is used. In the above video the CDC tells the public that if they come down with the flu use the following prescription drugs. The CDC basically does a plug for the pharmaceutical companies by recommending these drugs. This means more money for them. Since the CDC has to make up for the money that they will lose from individuals not getting the flu shot, those that get the flu shot and still get the flu may buy into the antiviral medications.
We must remember the flu is a more severe cold. Usually drinking plenty of fluids, rest, gargling with salt water, and use of a drainage mechanism such as a neti pot you will most likely be fine. There are some rare cases when getting the flu may cause other complications such as death. My previous post from December 4th gives you ways to prevent the flu that way you won't have to deal with taking the vaccine then having to take more drugs to combat the symptoms that was suppose to prevent it in the first place.
**Please note this is not a recommendation of care. You should speak to your primary care physician to discuss any options.
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.