Do you have your toddler take the flu shot?

Gina - posted on 12/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have a soon to be 3 year old toddler, he is currently attending Daycare and has been getting back to back colds since he started. I'm seriously considering taking him to get the flu shot to prevent him from catching one of those dangerous flu strains going around. However, with so many articles warning parents about the dangers of giving kids vaccinations and some doubting the efficacy of the flu shot, I can't help but to be a little scared. Some articles even claim that the flu shot has killed some children, or given them the flu.

Have any of you taken your child to get the flu shot and if so, what was your experience, did he/she have any reactions, side effects, good or bad outcomes from it?


Amy - posted on 12/12/2012




In my state it's required under the age of 3 if you child is in daycare. Neither of my kids have ever had a problem with it.

Lakota - posted on 12/12/2012




I have taken both of mine to get the flu shot when they were that young. They never had a problem. You can't get the flu from the shot. The virus in it is dead. But, you can get a low grade fever from it, but, that's with any vaccine. That's the body's way of building up an immunity to it. I think it's a great idea. My sons have never had a problem with it. They are older and still get it every year.


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Firebird - posted on 12/12/2012




Nope. We have done all other vaccines, but the one year that we did get the flu shot, my daughter and I both got the flu. What's the point if we're going to get sick anyway? Side note: We haven't had flu shots or the flu in about 7 years.

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