Jen - posted on 10/02/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )
Flu shots are available and NOW is the time to get out there and get immunized! I never realized how important flu shots were, because I don't get sick very often, and I didn't really care that much if I got the flu. Well, that was before I had a baby and realized that just because I didn't mind getting sick, I could get someone else sick, who could pass it on to their baby, which can be very serious, even deadly!
Here is a link to one mom's story of how her healthy baby boy died from the flu just 30 hours after the first symptoms appeared: http://www.parentdish.com/2010/09/14/eve...
So make an appointment at your health center, go to a flu shot clinic, or just stop by a pharmacy. If not for yourself, than for someone you might pass the flu to. Yes, the flu shot isn't 100% effective, but the more people who get immunized, the less likely it will be that you will be exposed to the flu, so it's a benefit that grows the more people participate.
Protect yourself, protect those around you, and protect all the little babies out there. Get the flu shot!