I skipped my flu shot once in the past 10 years. And I got the flu. Won't make that mistake again. ... It may not be foolproof, but it sure does improve my odds of surviving the annual epidemic unscathed. Or at least only partly scathed.
But if you're averse to needles or you want to redouble your defenses, Jeni's Ice Cream has a tongue-in-cheek solution with their suddenly famous flavor, Influenza Sorbet. Actually, that's what it was called until last week. "We changed the name because we didn't want anyone to think that it actually cures the flu or contains the flu," the company says. Now it's called Hot Toddy Sorbet.
The sorbet does in fact feature some of the ingredients in a hot toddy like your grandma might make you to ease the pain of your fluish symptoms. (Funny, you don't look fluish ...)
Cayenne pepper, ginger, Maker's Mark bourbon, honey, orange and lemon juices are the base flavors of the sorbet, which makes me think about maybe hanging out in the Baptist ER to see if I can catch a bug. Nahh, there's no reason why we anti-anti-vaccinationists can't enjoy a pint while we're still hale and hearty.