I got a flu shot freshman year of college, and I got a couple when I was in high school. Every time I got the flu shot, I got the flu, so I stopped getting the shots for 7 years. This year, my mom talks me into getting the flu shot because my job offered it for free, and we have the whole swine flu thing going on. So I get the flu shot. Now? I have the flu. I'm never getting a flu shot again.