Most people on this forum are probably too healthy to need one but I give it to myself, husband and little sam every year just because of my profession and exposure. All those kids in colorado did not have theri flu shot. The CDC is worried this may be a pandemic coming along the horizon. Healthy or not, it can get you! (1918 the flu killed 500,000 people in the US, yuoung, old, healthy sick.) Not stirring up hysteria but if you have asthma, underlying lung disease, taking immunosuppressants, second trimester of pregnancy or have kids 2 yrs of age and under (they have always been as likely to die from the flu as the elderly) etc, may want to sashay on over to the health department or doc!