The CDC reports that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter. My wife and I went to CVS last week and got our flu shots as we do each year. So have you made time to get yours yet? Why this matter even more in 2019. Reports are that this season is going to be especially bad for us. Thus I am again re-posting, with help from a reader who is also an MD, a post we all should consider NOW! Hi Dr. Julien, hey thanks for taking the time to help with this post. Nice to hear from you, René. Do you get one each year yourself? Yes. Flu vaccines are extremely safe as long as you’re not allergic to them or have a previous history of Guillain-Baré syndrome. Generally speaking, any healthcare provider offering flu shots should always go through a list of contraindications before…