In 30 yrs I have only taken the shot twice. Back when it was live virus and this year (or wear the mask). Both times that I have taken the shot, I have missed several days with the flu! I think it should be no different for me than any other patient. Informed consent! If I elect not to take the shot it is MY decision to make. Ironic, the years I have not taken it I haven’t had the flu! This being said, I am also against the seatbelt law. I think what decisions we make should be our own, not mandated.