I have had the real flu back in college (missed a whole week's worth of classes and had to have my parents take care of me), but I still don't get the shot. That's one time since I was a young kid (and I don't ever remember having it then but I might've when I was young). Once in at least a ten year period doesn't warrant the shot to me. If I get the flu a couple years in a row, I'll consider it. Now if they only had a sinus infection shot... That I would get.