Two things to remember are: people who have gotten the flu vaccine are less likely to die even if they get the flu, and taking Tamiflu within 12 to 24 hours of symptom onset can reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.
I had no idea that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies so much from year to year! However, it is absolutely better to get vaccinated than not.
Despite receiving the flu vaccine, 30% of my staff became ill with the flu. According to the CBS Evening News, flu cases nationwide are “up sharply.” See if your area is affected.