For one thing, you would have had a moment — usually in the middle of the night — when you would have wondered whether you’d be able to breathe if your condition deteriorated any further. And you might have wondered whether you’d cough so hard that your throat would bleed or you’d burst a blood vessel in your head.
Influenza is nothing to trifle with. If you haven’t settled on a New Year’s resolution yet, make it this one: Never skip another influenza vaccination. Ever.
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