When I was young and stupid, I didn't want the flu vaccine.
Guilty as charged! That is my mea culpa for my past behavior. I regret that Latin is no longer in fashion and we have to resort to the more imprecise bribery term in vogue today. My "guilty as charged" admission has to do with avoiding the flu shot in my early 20's. Now I run to get a shot when the new vaccine is available. Maybe because normally, old people are more vulnerable when they catch the flu.
Here are two factoids that put the flu in perspective: