Originally Posted by LeeD
Every year, the elderly get sicker, get new sicknesses, die from the new bugs introduced into their systems. Leave them well enough alone.
They young can handle the germs that are introduced into your body.
Most old folks don't die directly from the shots, but die from complications from the shot including pnumonia, added load to the immune system (that is already weak and suspect), and results from being more sick than they already are.
Leave them alone.
When flu shots are in short supply, first preference is given to people above 65.
I suppose the NIH and CDC and everyone else in the world is wrong and you are right.