H1N1 Whose vaccinating their kid and why? Please share...
Brenda - posted on 10/29/2009
I just saw a report on Fox news today that the H1N1 flu shot is full of perservitive namely thermosal, more than any shot ever given, I would not give this to my normal children much less my son who is ASD. The Dr. speaking says he would not give it to his own children and that it would be more perferable that his kids get the swine flu than have the shot. It is not safe in my eyes.
User - posted on 10/29/2009
the news of an otherwise healthy 13 tear old boy dying from sudden onset H1N1 just made the headlines here. His father speaking to the media. We had our shots last night, at the doctor's office. The children receive their needles in two stages.
Tabitha - posted on 10/27/2009
I am not actually a mother of a child with autism. My husbands baby brother was diagnosed with this illness at around the age of one or so. The doctors that diagnosed him this said that it resulted from the MMR vaccination that he had recieved on schedule. His name is Robert and he is now 4 years old. His mother was mortified, she has drained herself from learning about the latest news on autism. I found out that most vaccinations are filled with Mercury, and that Mercury in some studies have contributed to causing autism. The new H1N1 vaccination is filled with 3 times normal dosage of Mercury, to preserve the vaccine. It is all your choice, but my opinion is this.... If you must do it, do it in 2 seperate doses, but not doing it: is definitely the choice that i would make. My daughter is 3 and is perfectly healthy and i have chosen not to give her the vaccination!
Barbara - posted on 10/26/2009
Im on the fence on the h1n1 but a sure thing for the reg flu shot. At 1st there was no question but now that my 5 yr old got h1n1 and all my kids have been exposed to it im on the fence about it. H1N1 wasnt that bad but i monitored him very carefully. Ive scheduled an appt with kids docctor to discuss it.
Patti - posted on 10/23/2009
I don't think I'm going to do it. They don't have a thimerosal free version, and it's not safe for kids with allergies to egg. My boys both have egg allergies. Besides that, I heard that some info leaked out that the German Military was getting a mercury-free version, and the public went crazy, so they had to order mercury-free for the entire country! Also, in Sweeden, they vaccinated their entire frontline healthcare staff, and there have been almost 190 reports of people who have experienced memory problems, vision problems, seriously high fevers, problems with muscle control...etc. I would be absolutely terrified of an irreversible regression!
Heather - posted on 10/22/2009
I will be getting the shot for all 5 of my kids. On of my boys goes to a school for children w/special needs. They have already had one death. Grant, many of the kids also have breathing difficultys that causes them to not recover the same. I also have a son with Astma. Kids are more suppseptible than adults. I just don't want it to spread. I am a Social Worker and could not imagian if one of my kids got it, how many people I could have spread it to. So I am basiclly getting it for my kids portection along with the less liklyhood of spreading it. Good luck in your deciesion
Marilyn - posted on 10/21/2009
I'm hearing more & more that by the time they get enough vaccine out to treat the target populations of those with underlying health conditions and the medical professionals, there will be little use in getting the vaccination for the general population, as they probably will have already been exposed and built an immunity, whether they actually developed a full-blown case of the H1N1 virus or not. I would suggest you keep a watch on a reliable news network & see if this isn't what happens!
User - posted on 10/21/2009
Undecided. He is just overcoming his fears of doctors and a needle would set him right back. He would have to be held down....awful. I also worry about any impact it might have on him (more the trauma). So many worries and yet, our family doctor recommends and I trust him implicitly. Two more weeks before it is available here, so I will soon have to decide. Husband and daughter are both getting it....I should, I guess....so if the three of us are getting it, it must be important enough for him to get it...
Like you, I am trying to decide. Sorry I can offer no insight. Perhaps somebody else?
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