I get the flu vaccine every year. I generally don't mind shots, but this year, my arm was sore for several days! I know that many patients and parents are concerned about things such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but this winter, I think it would be absolutely insane not to receive the flu vaccine. This is going to be a very rough winter and many people will get ill from the seasonal flu and from H1N1. Vaccines are known to save lives. Why put yourself at risk?