The concept of getting a flu shot is simple: get one so you and those around you don’t get infected. I’m 15 years old and am in school all day, then take public transit home and finally am susceptible to the flu because my immune system isn’t so great. I am in a very good position to infect others inadvertently.
However, I had a number of bad experiences with flu shots when I was younger and now i truly do not want to get one.
Am I ethically obligated to get a flu shot?
Yes, your own discomfort is not sufficient reason to place others in danger, and if you need a shot to avoid infecting others, then it is your moral responsibility to get one.