Covid-19: Should We Really Be Getting The Seasonal Flu Shot This Year?

Seasonal Flu Shots, tests, Corona Virus/Sars-CoV-2/Covid-19…does it really matter what one has or doesn’t have? Do we really need testing and vaccines for the Seasonal Flu this Fall? Let’s see.

First off, when a person takes the seasonal Flu Shot, not only are they “pissing off their immune systems” with a vaccine that may or may not work due to wrong guesses, mutations etc., but, even if they did have the Seasonal Flu, it CAN (not confirmed but stated in a prestigious medical journal) leave us wider open to getting respiratory viruses like even the common cold. Do we really need more since Covid-19 signs are about the same as a hen house pack of hens with everything from a sore throat to nothing?

What about the fact that even should one test for Covid-19, there’s nothing that can be done about a positive result? One is sent home to “monitor themselves” UNLESS symptoms require hospitalization. So, that said, what’s the difference if you are tested and a positive comes out of it other than for tracing purposes? They can’t help you. As a matter of fact, a lot of people, (myself included) will take a positive Covid-19 test result as an automatic death sentence. One seems to have better chances of living with other diseases being present, including “cancer” which no one wants of course.

Secondly, is getting a sometimes useless seasonal flu shot worth the risk of you getting Covid-19 since it doesn’t protect against it and MAY NOT even be the right strains of flu going around or at the least, as stated above, it having mutated so badly that your body doesn’t fight it completely off? Remember that symptoms of Covid-19 can mimic most flues, colds and whatever else you can name.

Don’t get me wrong. I take Covid-19 seriously. I don’t want to risk getting it and will only go out once a week or every 2 weeks if possible, contactless deliveries etc.. I’ve washed my hands until they’re raw, wear a mask properly, bring both disinfectant and hand sanitizers with me and take off my mask by the elastic loops, turning it or keeping it outside inwards.

That all said though, I’ve lamented over getting the annual Seasonal Flu Shot this year even though I’ve skipped years and the ones in which I have had it done, I’ve been sicker with other things such as colds and other viruses than before and, I’ve actually had a reaction to the shot. It’s not an easy decision to make but, in reasoning it all out, I may tend to skip this year’s Seasonal Flu Shot and trust me, I won’t be first in line when we can get them to get a Covid-19/Coronavirus vaccine either. I wish to see the ramifications of side effects before I’ll even attempt to get one done. The vaccine is being rushed through and perhaps, rightfully so but, being med-phobic anyway, I’m not about to hurry into my physician’s office as soon as one is available to the general public.

I recognized today, the indignant person that I am, that being left behind in a lower state of re-opening means nothing really. It’s akin to being able to play in a playground which is something that means nothing to me unless I wish to take up swinging on a swing or going down a slide which I doubt I could even climb anymore anyway. It means things like gyms being open for a small capacity, something I didn’t do before Covid-19 and even with all of the time to think on my hands, I’m not about to start now even if they were to pay ME to do so. It can mean outdoor activities can jump from gatherings of 10 to 50 or more while I’m still struggling to figure out how to gain 10 people as part of my “bubble”. There’s so little added to Stage 3 re-openings that I wouldn’t bother with at the best of times, let alone during Covid-19, that it really means nothing to me. What does mean something to me is that while I don’t wish to do these things anyway or have no use for them, I likely wouldn’t use them even if they were a possibility. The numbers will simply go up as to positive cases anyway. Those who partake of such are more than likely going to be of a younger age and we’ve all seen both those who drink alcohol and shoot off fireworks at 2 a.m. and how much they care, right? If they do things like that now, what are they going to do if they are given more leeway? Give an inch and they’ll take a mile.

We’re not talking about the younger crowds either. I worked up my courage and stood in line with the rest of people to get into a Walmart because I needed things. Guess what? Not only was it a zoo with people who totally ignored signs telling them which way to go and going down aisles that were plainly marked as “up” (no you didn’t need to be able to read the language as I think footprints on the floor can be universal in languages) but, in other parts of the store, it was a free-for-all where people reached over others, walked down aisles that they should have at the least stuck to “right side” like driving a vehicle, stood middle of aisles, picking up items that they were clearly passing time looking at and putting back but, when they saw others coming up one way, they decided that they had to be in that aisle too. I by-passed quite a number of things that I needed because there was no way that I was going to pick up things that others had felt around with, opened packages and put them back. I don’t do that at the best of times, let alone during times like this.

Suffice it to say that I haven’t ventured to a hair stylist’s who is booked up for weeks to come anyway but, while I do trust my stylist to be honest about their own health issues, I don’t exactly trust the other 8 or more people in there at that time. It’s too close in quarters for my liking.

However, having watched my husband who was given a Seasonal Flu Shot last Fall, be tremendously ill some 6 or so hours after the shot, including fever and nauseau that lasted for 3 days or more, I’m not about to leap into getting the shot for tracing purposes only and in all reality.

From my little corner of life to yours, it’s totally up to your own judgement and the numbers or your own gut feelings about getting the Seasonal Flu Shot this year and why. It’s not up to me to decide for you but, be aware that every doctor is schooled into the idea of shouting out, “Flu Shot Time!”. Is it really? This year with dust storms from the Sahara Desert, Killer Hornets and so much more, including a Pandemic, is it really? Think about it and make your choice. Remember though that vaccine manufacturers and shareholders love to make money no matter where you are in the world. Something “free” to you, costs someone, something, somewhere. Think about it and comment on your thoughts about it.

Best wishes, Be well!

Love and Light!

Published by ponderinglifetoo

I'm a wife, mother, artist, photographer and bookkeeper. I love writing out my thoughts in journals but, am finding my way to sharing these with others now.

2 thoughts on “Covid-19: Should We Really Be Getting The Seasonal Flu Shot This Year?

  1. Vaccines that use attenuated or inactivated material do NOT make you “sick.” You may get a mild inflammatory response that one gets when any foreign protein is present (ague, low grade fever) but that is not illness or communicable to another person and does NOT weaken one’s immune system. If someone is ill with an infection, they should wait until they are well to get a vaccine as, when ill, the body may not make the level of antibodies desired in response to the vaccine. Your argument against vaccinations is flawed and dangerous to your readers who might be looking for support of their fears of vaccines. The “flu” is very different in intensity than the novel Covid 19 and the vaccinations will be, appropriately, different for each. Your little corner of life needs some sunlight and… a vaccination of better information.

    On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 8:52 AM My Little Corner of Life wrote:

    > ponderinglifetoo posted: ” Seasonal Flu Shots, tests, Corona > Virus/Sars-CoV-2/Covid-19…does it really matter what one has or doesn’t > have? Do we really need testing and vaccines for the Seasonal Flu this > Fall? Let’s see. First off, when a person takes the seasonal Flu Shot, n” >


    1. Hi Patricia:

      I’m not going to debate this point by point but, would you please re-read this piece first? I did NOT come up with this idea. An actual DOCTOR stated it during his spiel off of JAMA. THEY said it, not me. I simply re-organized it to think out loud.

      By the way, if you had have read that correctly, you’d see that I said (as did he) that it was NOT from the shot that people got sick but that they were more susceptible to OTHER viruses that went around. ETA: I also gave my OWN experiences with getting more colds during the years that I’ve had the vaccines. Nothing more. But, I guess that you’re looking for more, yourself, right? Why since you seem to know all?

      I hope that you’re an immunologist, virologist or epidemiolgist to have made such broad sweeping statements on this doctor’s words and have “better information” than JAMA does?! LOL.


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