swine flu vaccinations

Emma - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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would like advice about swine flu jab a bit unsure bout it need more advice if anyone has any im debating if i should let my 18mnth son have it or not

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Karen - posted on 01/28/2010

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my daughter got hers aged 2 n a half and is fine she only complained about a sore arm tht night and had a slight temp bt the doc said this is normal and she was absolutly fine nxt day hope this helps xxx

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My son got the shot and when we went back for the second dose he had to have the spray because they were out of shots. He hasn't had any kind of reaction and I am happy knowing that I have protected him from the virus. I will definitely do the nasal mist next year because it was so simple, quick, and didn't hurt. They do say that you should not have the vaccine if you are allergic to eggs.

Jackie - posted on 01/28/2010

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I didn't even think twice about getting it...its just a flu shot. It is manufactured the same way the regular flu shot is..and each year it is manufactured with whatever strain of the flue they expect to be the worst that year. This is why sometimes ppl still get the flu. Its not that the shot didnt' work, its that you got exposed to a different strain.

Either way, my daughter had it just before turning a year (as did 2 of her friends the same age) and not one of them showed any kind of a reaction. I would strongly suggest it. Its the little ones they are having fatal outcomes when they contract this flu. A couple days of discomfort is worth it considering the other potential outcome.

Brittanie - posted on 01/28/2010

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Hey. I did a TON of research before I let my family get ours. So we did nd we are fine and healthy. No problems or complications. People who didnt get them are at a higher risk as February is the Next outbreak of H1N1 so the news says. I would recommend getting your son the shot to be on the safe side, but in the end it is your decision.

It was fully tested just released early as people were dying from H1N1. No one has died from the Vaccine who didnt have health problems.

The people who did pass on had health problems like heart conditions etc,

My son has asthma so I was nervous but they gave him a smaller dose and he is fine.

Amber - posted on 01/28/2010

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I got alot of back lash from family member for getting my son (18 months) the shot but after talking to the dr about it n seeing that not getting it could have a worse outcome then getting it i decided to get it and im glad i did. he hasnt been sick all season! He just had his second dose and we had no problems both times! I was also told my his ped. that next years reg flu shot will have the H1N1 protection in it so everyone that gets a reg. flu shot next year will get it! hope it helps.

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Emma - posted on 01/28/2010

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all the coments ive read are very positve wich make me feel less worried n confused about it not that i wud put my son life at risk but heard to much rubbish bout the jab n just woundered how safe it is i feel more positive after talking to other mums too

Kristen - posted on 01/28/2010

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This has been addressed a lot on this board...try looking back on the responses there too.

Tanya - posted on 01/28/2010

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It really comes down to you and what you think is best for your little man. I have 3 daughters ages 6, 4, and 17 months and there pediatrition said it would be a good idea I get them vaccinated for the H1N1. I do get them there yearly regular flu vaccine and he explained it all very clear to me, but I trust him my children have been seeing him since my oldest was born and he would not give me unsafe advice he is actully the first person to say I was pregnant with my youngest daughter (and we didn't know yet either) and he is the one who knew she was a girl all along. So I do have a very good relationship with him and trust him so when he told me that it is a very good idea to get it done I knew that was best for my family. My children had no complications from it. I think if you need facts about it you should talk to a dr you trust and then you can decided if its right for your family. Good Luck

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