Swine flu vaccine
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Lindsay - posted on 09/07/2009
I know a lot of people have said they will not get their children vaccinated, but I for one will be getting my little girl vaccinated. She was a preemie and has lasting medical complications that can become very dangerous when she gets sick. My husband is also getting the vaccine b/c he is in the medical field and I will too since I am pregnant. In the last few months the only deaths in our area due to swine flu have been pregnant women.
As far as the link with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, the vaccine used 30 years ago was the one linked to it, not the current one (this one is not the same) and they were unable to tell if it was caused by the vaccine because swine flu itself can cause it (as well as numerous other things). From Fox News website "Guillain-Barre occurs naturally following upper respiratory illnesses, digestive illnesses and is rarely associated with drugs and vaccines". http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,545142,00.html
Jessica - posted on 09/13/2009
I am allowing both of my children to get the swine flu vaccine. Our childrens doc, said she is giveing it to her children and so if she feels safe then so do I. I know if your doctor really cares about your children then they have their best interest in mind and with the lease amout of issues.
Marijana - posted on 09/13/2009
Nobody in our family will take it, when it comes, but I am only afraid of my younger son, who has diabetis type 1, does he have to take it, since he has a chronicle illness? I am so afraid of the flu coming, because when he had pneumonia this winter, it was very difficult of curing him, since some medications make his sugar (glucose) high and I had to give him shoots of insulin every 2 hours, sooo afraid, hope his immunity will improve and we won't have problems with any kind of flu!!
Ashley - posted on 09/12/2009
i spoke with my dr about it last week. he told me that he will not give it to my children. he said there is not enough information about it yet and there's a rumour going around that there is mercury in it. he said it is just a rumour but as of right now he does not trust it. he said we will wait and see what it's like once it actually comes out and see how bad the flu is but as of right now my children will not be getting it.
Right now, I expect that we'll be getting the vaccine. The formulation is exactly the same as the seasonal flu vaccine, but with a different inactivated virus. Since we have no problems with the seasonal flu vaccine, I have no problem with the swine flu vaccine. I don't see what everyone is so concerned about. Of course, with the clinical trials not set to finish for another month, pretty much everyone will be going half of the flu season without the vaccine anyway. So we're getting used to lots of hand washing and keeping away from sick people for now.
Yonit - posted on 09/07/2009
I wouldn't rush out to do it. The most important thing is to wash your hands frequently not just hand sanitizer and (to quote one of the dj's on z100 morning show) keep your hands out of your head holes. This made me laugh but it is so true. I would give the vaccine more time.
Amy - posted on 09/07/2009
Please, please do the research behind this particular vaccine before believing that its the best thing for your child or you for that matter. There has been more harm that good reported with this particular vaccine and it was all covered up until recently. It caused death, and paralysis among other things in HEALTHY ADULTS imagine what it can do to a small child.
Samantha - posted on 09/07/2009
I probably will not get the swine flu vaccine for my daughter. They don't know much about it, and I just can't imagine it's safe. You are the only one who can decide what is right for your children and your family, but what's right for mine is not to get it. I hope this helps!
Helen - posted on 09/07/2009
I won't be vacinating my family but we will be taking precautions, washing hands regularly and eating healthily to build up our immune systems. I am a pharmacy technician and from what I have learnt in my job I fear the side effects of a vaccine more than swine flu - it isn't actually that dangerous, no more deaths than from common flu it's just that there is so much hype about it
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