First of all, the CDC estimates that in 2014-2015 the flu shot only worked in 1 out of 5 times. Turns out in the end, it was only effective in 19% of the cases.
The flu shot can be a serious illness in some cases and in some folks even life threatening for those at high risk.
I am not telling not to get a flu shot but you may want to consider some old fashion steps that are, not only totally safe, but extremely effective.
The flu virus is a “droplet” virus, meaning it spreads in droplets when people cough and sneeze or from exposure to nasal discharge followed by touching the mouth and nose. You need to combat that by washing your hands well and frequently and wearing a mask is a great way to prevent being exposed.
Stay away from sweets. Sugar that is found in soda, desserts, ice cream along with many processed foods is well researched as an immune suppressor! You need your immune system to be strong not weak.
Get plenty of sleep, as that is one of the best ways to boost your immune system. If you normally sleep 8 hours, give yourself some extra snoozes, go to bed earlier and try 10 hours if you’re feeling something coming on.
Start using a zinc supplement like zinc citrate around 25 to 50 mg daily. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Moist mucous membranes are terrific barriers against viruses and other kinds of infections.
Look for other homeopathic remedies for protection from the flu. Occilococcinum is one of the oldest and safest remedies that really work. In addition, you may want to try, over the counter, Influezinum. These homeopathic kinds of remedies have been shown to really work and modify flu like symptoms.
To your health!