Everybody knows there is a shortage of flu shots. Those with the greatest risk should be first in line at getting a flu shot. There are lines everywhere across America for them. People are even crossing into Canada in order to obtain a flu shot. But who are the ones with the greatest risk?
Just last week, my teammates and I were to get flu shots here at SUU. Is it fair to give flu shots to athletes just because they are athletes when there is a shortage? Aren't athletes labeled as healthy? Why should athletes be getting flu shots when pregnant women, the elderly, and other people need them more?
I had teammates complain because they had to get a shot. This one shot they had could have been given to another person and in turn save their life. Instead my teammate complains because her shoulder hurts where they poked her. Is this right? Should we really be giving flu shots to athletes who complain about them instead of giving them to someone who needs it?