Is the flu, etc really bad where you are? I just read in the news that Boston declared a public health emergency over the flu - 10x the number of confirmed cases as last year. Our whole house got the shot but even so we have all been sick with something... It seems like we have been a sick house for 6 weeks solid here. My twins have both had 3 ear infections in a row, I had some bad cold before Christmas, my wife had a bout of bronchitis. Her doctors office says they cant keep up with the sick calls. One of my buddies had his 2 year old get pneumonia in Dec and it seems like half my office has been ill at some point in the last month.