How did your 6 month old do with the swine flu shot?? My daughter is almost 6 months

Kristen - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 6 months..she will then be able to get the H1N1 shot. I have done plenty of research and feel that it is safe for her to get it, then not to get it. If your child is around 6 months and have recieved the shot, please let me know how they did!

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Rhianwen - posted on 12/15/2009

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Angela wrote...

and if a parent doesn't believe, I just sincerely hope that they keep their kids out of the public and out of school if their kids get something for which a vaccine is provided. I've heard stories about moms keeping their kids out of school, yet taking them to the mall to see Santa. Poor Santa!

**Why the concern?? Your kids are vaccinated...how are they going to get something off my non vacc'ed kids?

When something contageous breaks out at our school, such as measles, of course, my kids are kept home.

Krystal - posted on 12/14/2009

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When the makers of the vaccine are refusing to get the shot.....makes you wonder. We do not believe in vaccinations period.

Jill - posted on 11/16/2009

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This is just my opinion, but I don't think anyone should get the swine flu shot. It is too new and has not been tested enough. All 4 of my kids got the swine flu in October and they were fine. Remember who they recommend to get it...under 6 months old, pregnant women, and the elderly. Just b/c your doctor tells you it's OK, doesn't mean it is.

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Jasmine - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting Jill:

This is just my opinion, but I don't think anyone should get the swine flu shot. It is too new and has not been tested enough. All 4 of my kids got the swine flu in October and they were fine. Remember who they recommend to get it...under 6 months old, pregnant women, and the elderly. Just b/c your doctor tells you it's OK, doesn't mean it is.



No! Doctor's recommend getting it for any baby OVER 6 months old. My son had the shot and did wonderfully. I have had H1N1 and so has everyone else who lives in my house and my son has never contracted it. I think it's a good idea. I don't think any doctors would recommend giving a shot to a baby if they felt, in any way, that it would be harmful. I say go for it!

Jamie - posted on 12/15/2009

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My doc gave her shot at her 6 month check up. We decided to hold off on half of the regular 6 month shots and get the oral vaccine along with the flu shot only. I will get the other vaccines at her 7 month check up.

Rhianwen - posted on 12/15/2009

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We are not getting the shot. I feel a relatively new vaccine has NO long term studies done on it, and the risk of swine flu is pretty remote, given that we live out in the sticks.

I know adults who have had it, and ended up with severe diahorreah for 2 weeks. :(

Angela - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter and I got the H1N1 shots the same day. My 2.5 year old son will go back early next month to get his H1N1 mist. My daughter also had all of her six month vaccines at the same time as the H1N1 and regular flu vax, and she was fine. She seems a little congested in her nose, but other than that, she is perfect. My clinic offered to give my family the H1N1 mist when they first received it, but since Aurora was only 4-5 months old at that time, I opted to wait until they got the injectable in before we got vaccinated. I didn't want to risk her getting sick from the modified live virus in the mists. I believe in vaccinations, and if a parent doesn't believe, I just sincerely hope that they keep their kids out of the public and out of school if their kids get something for which a vaccine is provided. I've heard stories about moms keeping their kids out of school, yet taking them to the mall to see Santa. Poor Santa!

Nicole - posted on 11/30/2009

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my baby got the shot right at 6 months and felt fine. He actually slept a little more the few days after but was just fine. I think its too risky not to get them the shot. Just my opinion though

Amber - posted on 11/27/2009

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My daughter took the swine flu shot and the only thing that it did to her was she ran low grade fever for about a hour! but my doctor recommended it since she was in a daycare setting!

Kristen - posted on 11/23/2009

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thanks everyone for all your responses! My daughter did get the vaccine for H1N1 and she didnt cry at all! She did great with it! I am in the health care field so i needed to get the shot also, which I did. I dont want to bring anything home to her that could harm her in any way. Also, I would have rather me & her and her dather GET H1N1 right now, because if you get it right now you usually will be ok, but come feb & March when it peaks you might not be so lucky. I didnt take the risk and she was fine! They do make the shot just like they make the seasonal flu shot. I felt safe for her to get it, prayed a lot also! SHE did wonderful, she goes back in Dec. for her 2nd one. Im sure she will be fine! As a mother, I want to protect her from everything, even though I can't. She will still build immunities from getting the shot, that is why you get them the shot, they build it up immunities incase they get it , they can fight it off without getting deathly ill from it.

Amy - posted on 11/22/2009

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Quoting Najma:

My son got the H1N1 shot when he was 6 months and a day. He did wonderfully. Absolutely no side effects. In fact, he had fevers after his 2 and 4 month vaccines, but nothing with the flu shot. He then got his 6 month vaccine 3 days later. I was a bit worried about this, but I called our local info-health line and spoke to a nurse who said he could get the vaccine the next day, no worries. Not sure where you live or if the vaccine schedule is the same, but the 6 month vaccine was just 1 needle and not at all bothersome to my son.
Just my opinion, but when stats show that 1% of kids who get the swine flu under 5 WILL die, why take any chances. My sister is a pediatric ER doctor and says you don't want to see what's happening with these sick kids.



exactley, i see sick kids all day and i will do what needs to be done to help prevent. My 6 month old daughter ahd no problems as with the kids that we give to everyday. I just opted to do her regular 6 month shots later, except for the rotovirus, that is important for the season.

Amy - posted on 11/22/2009

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Quoting Jill:

This is just my opinion, but I don't think anyone should get the swine flu shot. It is too new and has not been tested enough. All 4 of my kids got the swine flu in October and they were fine. Remember who they recommend to get it...under 6 months old, pregnant women, and the elderly. Just b/c your doctor tells you it's OK, doesn't mean it is.



they do not recommend the elderly to get the swine flu shot. they recommend them to get the seasonal flu shot. They are not recommened to get the swine flu shot because they have the antibodies in there system.  Yes for pregnant women because they can have heart problems if they are to get the swine flu. And they can not get the injection if they are under 6 months of age.  My oldest ahd the swine flu and was sent to my mothers house because we have a infant in the house. There is no way I would want her to have what he had. i had never seen my 14 year old cry from being sick before that.   I only recommen it because i work in a doctors office and see how many kids are sick. Does not mean thet are not going to still get it but it is just another prevention.  And yes i trust my pediatrician completely.  i wouldnt be using him if i did not.

Danielle - posted on 11/21/2009

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in australia they aren't recomending it for under 10 years old, maybe it is a different vaccine.
if you are still breastfeeding and have had the vaccine yourself then your body would have past on some antibodies to your bub through your breast milk

Kaitlynn - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter did great. She had just been 6 months a few days before she got it. I was nervous since all the older kids were crying but babies seems to be good at these things.

Meagan - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter had both the H1N1 and Flu vaccines on her 6 mo check-up. She was just tired for a few days.

Amy - posted on 11/20/2009

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my daughter had no reaction at all to the H1N1 injection My pediatrician gave it to his three kids and he wouldnt do it if he didnt think it was safe. i have a14 yr old that had it for 7 days i surley dont want the 6 month old and two year old to get it.

Jamie - posted on 11/20/2009

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I was totaly against it but my Dr talked me into it and she did fine! So did my 2 year old. I was dead set on them not getting it but the dr had a really good argument !! So I gave in.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/20/2009

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My son got the swine flu shot the exact day he turned 6 months old, and he did great on it, he didn't even get a slight fever. But my nephew is 5 yrs old and got the regular flu shot and got sick, so I think it just depends on how well the child can handle it. I didnt plan to get my son the swine flu shot that day, but it just happened.

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My son had H1N1 at 5.5 months he had a fever around 102.5 for 3 days and handled the flu very well. We just let him nurse as he demanded and slept a lot. I do not feel the shot is worth the risk at this young age.

Jesica - posted on 11/19/2009

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I asked our ped if she gave it to her 3 kids and she said yes. So I feel that if she gave it to her kids it's ok to give to my kids. She has always been honest with us and we trust her completely.

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I was worried about it too, but the ped told me that it is made the same exact way as the seasonal flu shot and had they known that the H1N1 virus was going to be a factor when they made the seasonal flu shot it would have been included in it. It's as safe as the seasonal flu shot! My son got his during his 6 month check up and was fine. I take him back next week for his seasonal flu shot because they dont do more than 4 shots at one time.

Kristen - posted on 11/18/2009

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Thank you everyone for your opnions. I have done a lot of research on this vaccine and I feel it is safe. If you only knew that the reg. seasonal flu shot was NEW every year --you would not get that one either obviously Jill. But everyone does have there own opinions that is why I asked moms WHO have goten the shot and I feel it is safe for her to get but wanted to know if anyone has had reactions with it. IT IS SAFE- LOOk it up and talk with doctors and such..NOBODY has died from the shot BUT they have died from the swine flu! WAY too risky.. PEOPLE who havnt had the shot come feb or march, if they get it they can die..if u get it right now- more than likley it was a mild case & you will be fine! But thanks Najma for your response!

Najma - posted on 11/17/2009

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My son got the H1N1 shot when he was 6 months and a day. He did wonderfully. Absolutely no side effects. In fact, he had fevers after his 2 and 4 month vaccines, but nothing with the flu shot. He then got his 6 month vaccine 3 days later. I was a bit worried about this, but I called our local info-health line and spoke to a nurse who said he could get the vaccine the next day, no worries. Not sure where you live or if the vaccine schedule is the same, but the 6 month vaccine was just 1 needle and not at all bothersome to my son.

Just my opinion, but when stats show that 1% of kids who get the swine flu under 5 WILL die, why take any chances. My sister is a pediatric ER doctor and says you don't want to see what's happening with these sick kids.

Rebecca - posted on 11/16/2009

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Quoting Jill:

This is just my opinion, but I don't think anyone should get the swine flu shot. It is too new and has not been tested enough. All 4 of my kids got the swine flu in October and they were fine. Remember who they recommend to get it...under 6 months old, pregnant women, and the elderly. Just b/c your doctor tells you it's OK, doesn't mean it is.



Babies under 6 months are NOT eligable to get the shot. I as well have reserched the vaccine and believe that it is safe to get. Although just myself, husband and my almost 3 yr old son have gotten it so far. My daughter just turned 6 months and I am waiting until she is a bit older before she will be getting the shot. I just think that 6 months is to close to the "age limit" and with her getting her regular 6 month shots I dont want to bombard her with too much. I do however know other people that have gotten their kids done ( ages 8 months and up) and their kids were and are just fine! Its an important decision that only you can make for yourself and your children. You need to make sure that you have all the facts and are doing what you feel is the best thing for you and your child. Dont listen to what others are doing, do what you feel is right!

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