Flu Shots

Tracey - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My pediatrician keeps telling my husband & I we need to get the flu shots in ourselves so that our daughter won't get the flu.... My husband is AGAINST a flu shot & is not getting one.... Ive never gotten one in my life, but should I get one in me, just so that it lessons the chances of her to get one? Just need feedback.... Let me know (just so everyone's clear, my daughter would not be getting the flu shot in her, I would be getting it in me)

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Marlissa - posted on 12/21/2009

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I got the swine flu shot because my baby girl was already getting sick and I also have 2 older kids with asthma and one of them also has a heart condition, so I got my shot because it would create antibotides for my baby girl and now she is fine and got over it really fast. My husband is also agaist getting the shots but he works and is not around the kids that much so its fine. Once he get back on his with his old job where he is home 7 days at a time he has decided to get the shot because he wants to protect the kids. And as far as the swine flu only affecting people with underlying illnesses seriously, thats not true, there were serveral kids from the town next to us die from it and they were all healthy.

So just be careful, get some echenica they have it in liquid form that you can put in a drink or they have pills. I take the liquid form and my older 2 kids take gummy bears. It will help you stay healthy too

Jackie - posted on 12/16/2009

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I think unless you absolutely have to, there is no reason why you should. Swine flu has so far only affected people with underlying illnesses seriously, in general people recovered from it by themselfs just fine.
Our babies can't have the shot until they are five months old anyway and as a parent you just do as much as you can to avoid getting the flu. Wash your hands, eat healthy and if you have to (you are in constant contact with people for example) get the shot.

Stacey - posted on 12/16/2009

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I don't believe in taking flu shots. These shots contain mercury which is linked to Alzheimer's in adults, suspected of being a cause for autism in children, people get illnesses and get sick this is why we have an immune system. Unless you have a compromised immune system, very elderly, hiv positive, etc I see no reason to get any kind of flu shots swine flu or regular shot. A pregnant woman I know was bullied by her doctor to get the H1N1 shot ( 4 months pregnant) the very next week her baby was dead. Think about it, they don't want us to take aspirin while we are pregnant, I could not take antihistamines, but they want you to take a shot that has not been tested long term. I remember when I asked my doctor about anithistamines and why they have not tested for pregnancy safety...he told me it would not be ethical and explained that which pregnant woman would sign up to be used for testing for safety of a drug? Good point. How can they say that any of these shots are safe for pregnant/breastfeeding women. Be careful of these shots...they contain mercury. Educate yourself, research yourself. Follow your maternal instincts not the fear they try to instill.

Melissa - posted on 12/10/2009

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I agree with Callie - what ever you can do to protect your children. IThe first time you see your little one with a fever and sick you feel helpless; you will wish that you got the shots to help prevent it. I have done it for the past several years and have also had my daughter and husband get the shots as well. It's gut wretching watching your kid with a fever.

Callie - posted on 12/09/2009

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I always get my flu shot. But I am a teacher and deal with 6 and 7 year olds all day long. My OB/GYN also recommended that I get the H1N1 Vaccine. I will be getting that as soon as I can.

Although it is a choice, my philosophy is that I will do anything to help my child stay as healthy as possible.

Callie - posted on 12/09/2009

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I always get my flu shot. But I am a teacher and deal with 6 and 7 year olds all day long. My OB/GYN also recommended that I get the H1N1 Vaccine. I will be getting that as soon as I can.

Although it is a choice, my philosophy is that I will do anything to help my child stay as healthy as possible.

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