So, I'm leaning towards getting a flu shot for the first time in years. Cornell offers them free to staff, and they're even coming to our building, so it's free and easy, but I've always declined. Maybe I shouldn't this time.
She also says the nasal spray flu vaccine is a bad idea. I'd been seeing a lot about that, as well. It's attenuated live virus, so it tends to have a much higher incidence of side effects that bear a striking resemblance to the flu you were hoping to avoid.