H1N1 vaccine

Andrea - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 90 moms have responded )

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I am 5 months pragnant... Did i Had to have the H1N1 vaccine should i take it or not???

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Joanne - posted on 01/20/2010

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 the vaccine is NOT SAFE! There is 20000 mgs of mercury in the shot which is equivalent to 10000 cans of tuna or even more then that, plus the mercury in a can of tuna is not the same in the shot, the shots mercury is far more seriously damage to ones brain and especially for a baby and a fetus's developing brain, it STOPS the brain, not slows it down, parts of it, imagine what that will do to your baby. I know people who got it and said they felt like they were off it for a week, floating in mid air and extremely forgetful. The mercury in the shot is called Thimersal Mercury, but it is very damaging, and for some it has caused learning disalbitlies, MS, MDstrophy, paralyzing, alzehiers in older patients and beginning for younger ones, autism(autism is a man made disease caused by many factors like vaccines, bad water and other things), and so much more. It takes time to show as well. I would personally not take it or let my children take it, we haven't, and will not take it. i have seen too much bad stuff that this vaccine has caused amongst other ones. I know my truth and I know the facts, the true facts. I say NO. billions of people around the world are not getting it, only a few thousands, it has been overplayed and it is not a pandemic.
MORE people die from the seasonal flu every year, 300,000 to 400,000 people, every year, and they don't ever talk about it or mention it or say it is a pandemic.
Less then 50 people out of 6 billions people on earth have died from the h1n1, ,more then 50 people have died from the shot worldwide and they won't mention it in the media because they are getting paid money not to mention it, 4 babies in Manitoba died from the shot in December, A mother and her daughter in November in Ontario or Manitoba died after four hours of getting the shot, that 13 year old boy died after he got his shot and he was misdiagnosed too. The shot is double the flu shot and it weakens your immune system and it has no antiobodies in it, I know people who make it and who tested it.
Next flu season the will distribute this shot again, but they will change it because the people who took it will not work on them, and it will have to become stronger more mercury in it.
I know a mom who got MS just from the flu shot. The Media will not tell you this and Nurses are trained to lie and believe thier lies, only a handful of nurses will tell you the truth.
i would be very careful. And yes they recommend it, BUT, THAT does not mean you should take it. I say NO. It is NOT safe at all. People who made the shot said it is not safe and the people who tested it said it is not safe, they were forced to distribute the shots.
I am telling the truth and now it is up to you.
A concern mother and telling the truth.

Lori - posted on 01/17/2010

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Everyone has to do what they feel is the best thing for their family, and it would be more helpful to find a vast array of information including both sides of this argument, so that we could all make an informed decision. I don't automatically trust everything that our govt. says, I don't automatically trust everything our CDC says, nor do I trust everything our media says. We all have to be cautious and learn as much as we can. That being said, I have not gotten nor will I ever get any kind of flu vaccine. This H1N1 vaccine does scare me and so far, we are still a free country and no one can mandate that we get a vaccine. I am not anti-vaccine, because our small pox vaccine totally wiped away the small pox virus, but it's the only vaccine that has done so. I do believe that we as a country over vaccinate. I love some of the info. that Dr. Mercola talks about on his website @ Dr.Mercola.com. I don't agree with everything, but I have learned alot of good information. I also found these sites that interested me:

http://www.capitalcentury.com/1976.html

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...

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you should also check out Dr. Mercola, he and his staff have very good information, which also includes interviews with people who have direct knowledge of vaccines. He is on FB or go to mercola.com.

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Aluminum is replacing Mercury in vaccines. Aluminum is linked to Breast Cancer. Aluminum is found in deodorants, make sure you use Aluminum free deodorants to decrease your risk for cancer.

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You should avoid it. The vaccine was not properly tested. There is no need for it; eat healthy and make sure you get plenty of vitamin D.

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Isobel - posted on 01/27/2010

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First of all...At least one parent here quoted PrisonPlanet for their medical research source and at least one parent's response suggested she believed it as legitimate (enough said on that issue).



Second...Yes I believe that marketing companies have made TONS of money off the panic and hysteria surrounding the dangers of H1N1...Yes they were blown out of proportion!



Third, I am curious, however...why the Canadian Government not only recommended the H1N1 vaccine for all of our citizens but actively provided it for us all over the country. Conceivably...here it only cost the GOVERNMENT money...not us... it would have made much more sense for them to tell us that the risk was really small but the vaccine would be available ONLY UPON REQUEST.



Of course it is important to be educated about the choices we make for our children...but it's also important to be educated about WHERE you get your information...COM probably isn't on the top of the list.



AND...I'm quite certain that the people who got the shot have provided plenty of sources of MEDICAL information. The fact that they made a different choice than you does NOT make them uninformed.

Maria Leonora - posted on 01/27/2010

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If you are pregnant and unsure of having vaccinations, don't hesitate to call your OBGynecologist to ask for it. After all i'ts your baby's life that is at stake. we should take care of our health as much as we can.

Jannell - posted on 01/23/2010

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some websites for you to research the H1N1:

www.mercola.com

www.homefirst.com

you can only make the best decision by being informed on all aspects. The simple fact that it's not studied & tested is enough for me. I'm not willing to be a human Guinea pig, especially with the low risk of damage. The swine flu has proven to be much less severe than the regular flu.

Hanna - posted on 01/21/2010

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I got sine flu just after the birth of ny son. When i was pregnant I didnt take the shot. 4 weeks after my son was born i got swine flu. It was awful. My kids got it from me. The baby fared the best out of all of us. I was out of action for 2 weeks. My 3 yr old was sick for about 6 days. I have never been so ill in all my life. I regret not taking the shot because as a mother you need to be there for your kids 100% of time, so now matter how awaful I felt I had to soldier on taking care of the kids. No one would help us for fear of getting it off us.

Weigh up your risks. Do you have a job/hobby where you come into contact with the general public? Do you have weak immune system? Is it peak flu season while you are pregnant? Is your partner or other family likely to be in contact wil people that may give him swine flu? ( I got it from my sis who travels os alot for work and had just come back from china) Do your other kids go to day care or school and mix with large groups of other kids? Then talk to your doc and find out what the risks are and get some solid facts. Dont buy into alot of hype you can google on the net. Get real facts from professionals & the govt. Diff countries & states have diff laws about preservatives ect and you may be able to ask for a single dose syringe that does not contain the preservative.

My baby was ok and bounced back reatively well from Swine flu. Had i got swine while I was preg, I dont know what would have happened so I really cant say. Thats where you need to weigh up your risks. May be get it after your child is born if you certain that you will not take it while preg. At leat it may lessen the severity or even preven you from passing it onto your kids. I wish it got the shot after cause it was a terrible time.

Stacy - posted on 01/21/2010

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I didn't read all the posts but I'm so glad there are people that look into things for themselves. Everyone here who said, 'no, don't get it' has backed it with a good reason. Everyone who has said,'yes, get the shot' has only come up with, 'I got it and I'm ok...' Thank you to those of you who use your own mind!

Joanne - posted on 01/21/2010

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I so agree with you...And I am so glad there are other mothers who believe this and are protecting themselves and their babies. You would not believe how many nurses, moms and other people try to convince me to get the shot.

Beth - posted on 01/21/2010

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I agree with Beth Bento -- this vaccine has not been tested on pregnant women. I'd research it A LOT before I'd get it. I chose not to get it for my 22 month old son for similar reasons; long term effects just aren't known. I'd rather be careful about who he's around and use sanitizer than expose him to the toxins in some of the vaccines. Besides, my son does not have any conditions that compromise his immune system, so if he (a healthy, normal baby) gets it, it should be no worse than the regular flu.

Katica - posted on 01/16/2010

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A friend of mine who is a nurse had the H1N1 vaccine during pregnancy and delivered healthy baby...

Theresa - posted on 01/16/2010

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I recommend you look into it before you decide. I amd pregnant and chose not to have it. They have not tested it on pregnant women and they don't know any side effects that may come up. They also do not make an H1N1 shot that does not contain murcury. Murcury, though not proven, has been linked to autism. There are people that will tell you that's a bunch of garbage, but when the studies that linked them came out ever childhood vaccine had the murcury taken out of them. I also aske dmy doc why it is that an infant under 6 months can't have the shot, but a pregnant woman can. She had no real answer to that. I didn't have any of my family members have the shot either. I just feel it's too new and I'm not willing to be a guinea pig.

Cyndi - posted on 01/16/2010

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I am a nurse as well; just regarding the responces to your letter. Get the vaccine for the H1N1 flu! It will protect your unborn child! The media has been hyping-up that it may be unsafe, but it is not. You need to get yourself protected NOW in this FLU season so that you will be healthy to deliever your baby in the summer.

Sonia - posted on 01/15/2010

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NO! Definently not! And here's why? for one here's just a list of what you're putting into you and your babies body. 1.Ethylene Glycol: Used as automobile antifreeze.

2.Carbolic acid: A toxic, caustic poison

3.Formaldehyde: Embalming fluid that causes cancer.

4. Aluminum: Causes Alzheimers disease, seizures and cancer. 5.Mercury: Extrememly toxic heavy metal that kills brain cells, nerve and immune cells and whose use in the vaccine preservative.Thimerosal is linked to many childhood brain and nerve disease, including autism.

For more info link on to www.herbdoc.com and honestly this Dr. tells the truth. He talks about the FDA stating there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine prevents any attack of influenza...THE BOTTOM LINE IS... I don't advocate flu shots and never have, FIRST, because you're injecting toxic poison and animal pus into your body, and second, there is no proof at all that they're effective. And that's even from the medical authorities that are suggesting them, whether it's the FDA or the CDC.

Delcina - posted on 01/15/2010

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The Mercury level in them are way to high for me to trust it and I am a medical professional

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2010

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I get the flu EVERY YEAR. and my immunity fights it off EVERY YEAR. I got the flu when I was 4 weeks pregnant and couldnt take anything but vitamin water for it. but we fought it off in a week and we're just fine.
TV said to get Yaz. A week later TV has lawfirm commercials "Do U or someone you know suffered from heart attack or death from taking Yaz?" TV says to rush out and get the H1N1 shot. A week later the News has stories of all the recalls, deaths and side affects from taking the shot. Uhhh HELLO? STOP TAKING PILLS LEFT AND RIGHT. THEY ARE ALL DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
* * *PLEASE VISIT!
http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/homefirs...

Aislinn - posted on 01/14/2010

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If I were you I would do my own research, and talk to a couple of doctors about it. I have had the shot, so have my children. We are fine, but everyone is different, what effects my body one way might not have any effects on your body. I will tell you this, we have had a pregnant women die in my town from the swine flu I don't know if she had the shot, but I don't think so since they were not available here at that time. I am not saying this to scare, just to inform you. Ultimately it is up to you and how you feel about the shot.

Good Luck and congrats on the bundle of joy soon to enter your life.

Tyka - posted on 01/14/2010

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I'm five months as well and i'm not going to take the shot. Don't let them convience you to do it you will be fine. This vaccine has not been approved at all and people are getting really sick from it. Just eat right and excrise and pray for a healthly child. Have faith and God will do the rest be blessed always:)

Jan - posted on 01/14/2010

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I second what Beth Bento has said. It has NOT been tested on pregnant women. And it has not been found effective either. So, if you get it, you are taking a serious risk for both yourself and especially your baby. Beth posted some good links!

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NO, I would not take anything if I were pregnant right now. NO ONE knows the LONG term side effects of this drug!! You and your baby are better off staying as clean and healthy as you can. Wash your hands often, use sanitizer after everything!!! and be aware of those around you. My gosh, our ancestors had nothing and they did just fine and had bouncing healthy babies. Use common sense and not be a guinea pig for this drug.

Tanya - posted on 01/14/2010

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Oh, and mercury has been taken out of all vaccines since 2002 according to the expert who I mentioned in my previous posts. All the same, make sure when and if you choose to vaccinate your child after he or she is born, you always ask for mercury free just to be on the safe side. I treat lots of autistic children and it doesn't hurt to at least ask for that little precautionary measure. FYI, There is also a recommended "alternative" scheduling for vaccinations to reduce the risk of overtaxing the immune system during vaccinations which has been found to decrease risk for autism. I suppose it is for people like me, who believe that "vaccination with caution" is the best route. (I plan to vaccinate, but want to do it cautiously.)

Tanya - posted on 01/14/2010

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I am 8 months and I had the shot.

HOWEVER, I think it depends on a lot of factors as to whether you choose to have it. What is your risk of exposure to the virus, are you a working mom, SAHM, etc? I am an occupational therapist in the school system and I had a huge exposure risk and didn't want to take any chances.

However, at a recent continuing education course unrelated to my pregnancy and H1N1, it came up there that there could be some risk to the baby due to additives in the vaccine and the speaker HIGHLY recommended we skip the shot. This was a very knowledgeable speaker and I have high regard for his recommendations and teachings, so it made me think twice. Of course, I had already had the shot and I just had to trust that the decisions that my doctor and I had made for myself and my fetus were the right ones.

Trust your instincts, do what you feel is right for you, your baby and the rest of your family.

Good luck on your decision! Oh yes, and definitely the shot, not nasal!

Bonnie - posted on 01/14/2010

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You couldn't pay me to get that vaccine, ESPECIALLY if I was pregnant!!!! Neither I, nor anyone in my family (not just my household) has gotten (or plans to) get that vaccine, or any other flu shot for that matter. And, for the record, none of us have contracted either type of flu - H1N1 or seasonal. It's been many years since any of us has had seasonal flu and we are in public all the time. I have 1 kid in a charter school, and 1 in a day care. My husband works in a prison and I work in a large office, so don't tell me the risk of infection isn't there.

I would recommend natural ways of protecting yourself, which is, already mentioned, keep your hands clean, stay away from sick people, etc. One other thing that I know works and no one else has mentioned, and that is drink plenty of water. That flushes all the impurities from your body and it's good for you in so many different ways. When I was drinking the recommended amount of water, (or almost all of it), I didn't even catch a cold. I always catch a cold about 2 times a year, but not that year. Almost everyone in my office was sick, but not me. I credit that to water!!!

I can't make the decision for you, so good luck with your decision and the effects that follow, regardless of what you decide.

Brianna - posted on 01/14/2010

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I heard that in aust h1n1 vaccine threr is a preservative chemical that has been linked to autism so i would NOT have it

Jessica - posted on 01/14/2010

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I never got it, and theres now speculation that the N1H1 was "made up" in a bid to get people to have the flu vaccination.. Which I think is not necessarily too farfetched, considering how quickly they made the vaccine.. Plus it hasnt been around long enough to know any long term effects it may have on the baby or the mother.. our bodies are so different when were pregnant! Good luck, and whatever you choose is fine too, dont feel pressured either way!

Christine - posted on 01/14/2010

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And! if you are not healthy, you definitely do not want to introduce this vaccine into a already immune deficient body. Never give a child an immunization when they are sick!! and never give them Tylenol right before or after... it lowers some chemical in their system that lowers their immune system!

Christine - posted on 01/14/2010

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IMHO....I do not recommend this vaccine to anyone... ESP a pregnant woman. I was reading a site FULL of women's comments that they lost their baby within 48 hrs of taking this vaccine. Not everyone will lose their baby... but I would not in a million years risk it with my own.

http://passionparent.com/swine-flu-shot-...

I recommend looking on Dr. Mercola's site as well... he has a ton of information on the Swine Flu vaccine. It was on one of his posts that I followed the link to a site where women were saying how they were losing their healthy baby right after the vaccine. You can find him at www.mercola.com

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I would not recommend getting the H1N1 vaccine. This vaccine has not been tested enough..and it is putting a live virus into your system. I'm all about doing things naturally. I would recommed using Cinnamon Bark (www.youngliving.com). No virus can live in Cinnamon Bark...not even H1N1. My son came down with it and I started using the oil on him several times a day and he was over it in 2 days. (He doesn't like the oils but when he was sick he was willing to use them as he couldn't even get out of bed.) Since this is all natural there is no harm to you or your baby.

Cookie - posted on 01/13/2010

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i believe you should, just incase you do get the illness, you will not get as bad as other females that have died for not receiving or being treated for H1N1

Amy - posted on 01/13/2010

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In the 70's, the last time swine flu was prevelant, the vaccine they developed was linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome. About 1 in 100000 developed the disease...triggered by a vaccine. I don't know about you, but I don't feel like being a guinea pig for pharmacutical companies or the fda or the cdc. I contracted H1N1 last October. It was probably the worst flu I have ever had. My doctor did prescribe anti-virals, but I couldn't tell you if they worked or if they didn't. For 4 days I couldn't move. I didn't eat, my husband kept pushing fluids at me, and I lived with lysol. Days 5 through 9 I was still sick but some of the body aches had subsided and I was able to shower (thank god), eat, and take care of my family again. The cough lasted for almost a month. I was never in danger of dying; I was just very sick. 50,000 people die of influenza every year in the US. I'm not sure what the current numbers are for swine flu, but it is just a flu. If you are a generally healthy person and pay attention to your body, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to recover from this flu like any other. Take your vitamins, eat healthy foods, and get as much fresh air as this cold weather will allow. Those are the things that will keep you healthy not disease in a needle.

Danielle - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have a friend who is pregnant and she was recommended by her doctor to get the H1N1 vaccination just because when you're pregnant your immune system is lower than it otherwise is...and if you do get it you MUST get the shot not the nasal because the nasal is still somewhat alive and may cause you to get a touch of the illness...but I am not a doctor and I recommend you ask your doctor before takin anyone's advice on here...I know at least in OH they have had free vaccination clinics so you may want to see if they have free clinics in your city/state too

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Don't want to scare you, but this vaccine has been giving some women miscarriages.

"the truth is that miscarriage reports from pregnant women who have taken the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are starting to pour in from all over the nation. Vaccines and pregnancy simply do not mix safely. In fact, the package inserts for the swine flu vaccines actually say that the safety of these vaccines for pregnant women has not been established."

"If they are telling us that the swine flu vaccine is not safe for children under 6 months of age, then why in the world would it be safe for pregnant women and their babies? That doesn’t make an ounce of sense, does it?"

"Do you honestly want to inject a vaccine that may contain mercury, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (associated with infertility), triton X100 (a strong detergent), phenoxyethanol (antifreeze) and a whole bunch of other toxic ingredients into your system when you know that your baby will absorb it too and has no defenses against most of these things?"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/shocking-h1n...

Rebecca - posted on 01/13/2010

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I think you should get the shot. My whole family got the shot knowing they'd be around my little girl, and none of us got any side effects from it. Your unborn baby will get the vaccine through you, since he/she won't be able to get the shot when they're born. Yes, the swine flu is just a different form of the regular flu, but the danger with small children is that if they get the swine flu, they are more at risk for catching things such as pneumonia, which can be fatal for young children. Even though your baby won't be born until after the traditional "flu season" is over, it still is possible that it will be being passed around. Also, people can carry the virus without actually showing any symptoms. How would you feel if your newborn caught the swine flu, and then pneumonia on top of it, and had to fight to survive because you were carrying the virus and didn't even know it? I definitely recommend getting the shot.

Katherine - posted on 01/13/2010

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I personally WOULD NOT get it whilst pregnant. For many reasons. I have researched childhood vaccinations a lot. This vaccine was fast tracked, has not had long term studies, and is NOT proven safe for pregnant women. I also believe this flu thingy to be a whole big blow up out of proportion. It in no bigger than the regular seasonal flu statistically.

I am glad someone here quoted Dr. Mercola - he is a wealth of health info, particularly when it comes to flu shots. He will give you all the facts.

I would also highly recommend reading "what your doctor will not tell you about vaccinations" by Stephanie Cave I think it is.

Most flu shots contain mercury - high levels of it, & then that is injected directly into your body which makes its way into your bloodstream, & if pregnant - DIRECTLY to your baby's brain. The foetus blood/brain barrier isn't developed & mercury will go directly to to developing areas of the brain & stay there. Unlike adults who have developed their barrier & have some protection.

When someone says "they've had it - their whole family has had it - with NO side effects" - I can't help but think of the ignorance. To PROVE safety & no side effects products need AT LEAST 10 years study & follow ups. This is one vaccine that has DEFINATELY NOT had that.

Do your research. Make your own mind up. But when it comes to injecting known toxins & carcinogens (such as mercury, aluminium & formaldehyde) into your body whilst carrying your baby - you would want some more proof of safety I would think. I would. And I personally would rather take my chances on a possibly mild flu (so long as you are a reletively healthy person of course!!), thank knowingly inject my body & my baby with these things.

Research ;)

Chantell - posted on 01/13/2010

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Thank You i do do my research. My kids are on delayed vaccine schedules and a few i have opted out of altogether. I research alot of things and this is one i can't bring myself to get for me or my children. I just don't know what can happen to my unborn baby 10 years from now.

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I declined the shot, I have never had a flu shot of any kind. Interestingly, I am 36 & have had the flu once back in middle school. I am also 5 months pregnant and I have a 15 month old son.
Just so you understand, I am admittedly part of the minority and quite radicalized by the information I have found. In addition, I am declining the regular battery of immunizations for my children after spending months researching the pros & cons. I read several books on the immune system and also on what can happen if my child contracted one of the illnesses that they are supposedly protected against with vaccines. I considered the differing opinions of doctors. I studied the history of vaccines, I read scientific studies on vaccines. I visited with anti-vaccine groups, I invited three pediatricians to give their most convincing arguments to persuade me to have my son immunized. It all boils down to whether you decide to risk that your child will not become gravely ill with one of the diseases for which there are vaccines or risk that your child will not suffer an adverse reaction to the vaccines themselves.
I doubt most people know that vaccines can have awful side effects including death. I happen to personally know of a 16 month old little girl who recently died after her last round of immunization shots. When I learned that vaccine manufacturers are held harmless if their products do harm I realized I was dealing with something convoluted. The lawmakers had to set up a special fund to take care of all the lawsuits that the manufacturers were experiencing or they'd have been sued out of business long ago. The government wants vaccines made for the 'greater good' so a portion of the cost of each vaccine is given to the government for this fund to compensate those who have experienced adverse affects. So if you are harmed by a vaccine you can then sue the government for compensation. Good luck with that. I am not sure why the government has not just taken it upon themselves to manufacture them. I suppose it is only a matter of time. It is hard to know how many people have been harmed since the reporting is more or less voluntary, as far as I can see.
As another anecdote, I am the oldest of six children and my mother did not immunize any of us until it was mandated by the government as a requirement to attend school. My children will not be attending public schools but that is a different subject altogether.
As I said, I would be considered radical, but thank God we still have the freedom to choose what gets injected into our & our children's bodies. You will recall the requirement for all hospital workers to have the H1N1 vaccine was stricken down as unconstitutional. Now why wouldn't all hospital workers WANT to have the vaccine? Why did their union need to sue?
It is my understanding that less people have died from H1N1 than the regular flu but the CDC persists in calling this a pandemic. They continually 'cry wolf' each year with the latest potential outbreak and someday there really will be a disease that is clearly more dangerous that the vaccine itself and I may want to have it administered but I am afraid I won't know when that day comes by listened to our government agency's advise. I have been monitoring the H1N1 deaths in my state and all those who have died where already sick with some other disease before the flu struck them. Curiously, not one of the stories reported ever mentioned whether the person who died ever had the vaccine. I have had several people tell me that they have had H1N1 already this year. They all survived thankfully but I was told by a medical professional that the testing for it is extensive and expensive and they truly do not test everyone presenting with flu symptoms but yet many people are told they have it and to go wait it out at home; my nephew was one of them.
Another word of caution, a Christmas gathering was nearly ruined by an aunt who is a nurse making her displeasure of my decision known. I am forever having to defend my position so be prepared to do the same. DO YOUR RESEARCH, do not just go by what other people are doing or saying, that goes for all things but especially this life or death matter.

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Then your risk is very low and I agree you have no need to get the vaccine. Each situation is different and I NEVER think that every person should get any vaccine :)

Chantell - posted on 01/13/2010

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Well as far as germs, my kids are around them. They are very good at wasing their hands. Second of all, my kids don't go with me any where because i don't have a big enough vehicle. So no i did not contridict myself. I just don't like being told to get something that wasn't tested on pregnant women. It is to new for me to worry about. Again my kids are homeschooled so how are they gonna get h1n1?

Megan - posted on 01/13/2010

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Well, here's the decision you have to make...yes, if you get the vaccine you can still get the flu but your chances are greatly decreased. Most people who say they got the flu after getting the vaccine are never tested for the flu, thus, it is usually NOT the flu that they have but another one of the many viruses in this world. Yes, if you do not believe in vaccinations in general then the opinion would be not to get this vaccine. Unfortunately, being a nurse, i have seen the side of effects of the H1N1 virus and they are not good. Yes, it is mostly those who are already sick that have the side effects but there have been many people who have had collapsed lungs and pneumonia (who were healthy people) from this virus that can be very dangerous, especially to a pregnant mom. Also, if you normally get the regular flu shot this is no different, just a different virus. As far as the mercury aspect, yes, that is a risk, but...it is a one time injection, you are not exposing yourself to that amount of mercury over and over as you would in your drinking water as some have said. Please take into account what your risk factors are and how you may be exposed to the virus before you would decide to refuse it. Are you around a lot of children or live with anyone who may be exposed to this virus every day? There is not one answer. The latest research shows that the virus is passed quickest amongst children. Please remember to get the shot and not the nasal variety if you get vaccinated.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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I had the regular flu shot when I was pregnant but the H1N1 was not an issue last year when I was pregnant. Speak with your ob-gyn they usually offer the shots for both depending on your area I would also check into the preservative free which I know most peds use because the preservative Thimersol in most vaccines has mercury which can have bad side effects on unborn and young children. http://www.cdc.gov heres a good site to look on whenever you have questions about vaccines. Congrats on your pregnancy!

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Quoting Cassie:

you dont have to do it, but your baby is at high risk so you should. everyone in my house got it, but my boyfriend really didn't want to because he hates vaccines and 'never gets sick'. but you could have the virus, not show any symptoms and pass it to your baby. i told my boyfriend i could care less if he got it for himself, but he works with the public and could contract it and not even know it and bring it home. we all got the shot form and no one had any side effects. I just think its better to be safe than sorry.



Totally agree with you!!!! :o)

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you dont have to do it, but your baby is at high risk so you should. everyone in my house got it, but my boyfriend really didn't want to because he hates vaccines and 'never gets sick'. but you could have the virus, not show any symptoms and pass it to your baby. i told my boyfriend i could care less if he got it for himself, but he works with the public and could contract it and not even know it and bring it home. we all got the shot form and no one had any side effects. I just think its better to be safe than sorry.

Kelley - posted on 01/13/2010

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Does anybody know what vaccine means?? That is why doctors give vaccines to help build up immune systems to fight of viruses/diseases; not so you can't get the virus/disease. Please look up the word vaccine b4 you post something that you don't know about.

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If you don't want people to comment on your post then why did you post something?? ummmmmmmmmm........also, you just said you don't want them to get the H1N1 vaccine, but you leave them home and don't take them with you because of H1N1 precautions. I don't get it? The vaccine is free, get it done so they can go with you. Don't you think playing outdoors or at friend's houses would get them sick also? I still don't get it, you just contradicted yourself!!

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Ok number one my kids aren't your concern! Number two they haven't been sick in years. So what they stay home when i run to the store, they go outside and play. I can't take them with me to Drs appts cause of h1n1 percautions. So as long as my kids are happy and healthy you shouldn't push people to get something they don't want.

Kelley - posted on 01/13/2010

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No, you will not have a natural immunity from H1N1 for life, better reread that info too. You can get H1N1 again and again, also just like influenza its a different strain every year. Little do people know but H1N1 has been around for awhile. Its was very prominent in the '70's and now its here again and many people who were alive from the '70's and before have gotten H1N1 again.

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Quoting Melissa:

I'm sorry, but I say not to get it. If you do some research you will find that the CDC does not reccommend the shot nor do they know the safety or effectiveness of the shot. Also, it is made in the same way as the regular flu shot, it's just a different variation. Plus it has metals such as mercury in it. I do not want to put that into my body or in my son's body. And everyone I know who got the shot got sick. I have not nor has my son, and we are as healthy as can be. Plus I don't believe in putting a virus into my body when I am perfectly healthy. And if you look into those who have died from the swine flu, they all had an underlying cause. There was something wrong to begin with. I hope this helps. Best of luck!!



 



Ummmmmm....................where does it say that the CDC does not recommend not getting the H1N1 shot??



 



2009 H1N1 Vaccination Recommendations



With the new H1N1 virus continuing to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in the US during the normally flu-free summer months and some uncertainty about what the upcoming flu season might bring, CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has taken an important step in preparations for a voluntary 2009 H1N1 vaccination effort to counter a possibly severe upcoming flu season. On July 29, ACIP met to consider who should receive 2009 H1N1 vaccine. The are available.



2009 H1N1 Vaccine



Every flu season has the potential to cause a lot of illness, doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and deaths.  CDC is concerned that the new H1N1 flu virus could result in a particularly severe 2009-2010 flu season.  Vaccines are the best tool we have to prevent influenza.  CDC recommends vaccination against seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu to prevent the influenza this year.  The seasonal flu vaccine is unlikely to provide protection against 2009 H1N1 influenza.  The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine – it is intended to be used along-side seasonal flu vaccine. 



CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel made up of medical and public health experts, met July 29, 2009, to make recommendations on who should receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine  While some issues are still unknown, such as how severe the flu season, the ACIP considered several factors, including current disease patterns, populations most at-risk for severe illness based on current trends in illness, hospitalizations and deaths, how much vaccine is expected to be available, and the timing of vaccine availability.

The groups recommended to receive the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine include:





Pregnant women because they are at higher risk of complications and can potentially provide protection to infants who cannot be vaccinated;

Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age because younger infants are at higher risk of influenza-related complications and cannot be vaccinated. Vaccination of those in close contact with infants younger than 6 months old might help protect infants by “cocooning” them from the virus;

Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel because infections among healthcare workers have been reported and this can be a potential source of infection for vulnerable patients. Also, increased absenteeism in this population could reduce healthcare system capacity;

All people from 6 months through 24 years of age



Children from 6 months through 18 years of age because cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza have been seen in children who are in close contact with each other in school and day care settings, which increases the likelihood of disease spread, and

Young adults 19 through 24 years of age because many cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza have been seen in these healthy young adults and they often live, work, and study in close proximity, and they are a frequently mobile population; and,





Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.



2009 H1N1 vaccination has begun but initial supplies are small. More doses are expected for shipment each week. We ask members of the public who want to receive this vaccine to be patient as this program expands and more vaccine becomes available. While we expect there will be enough vaccine available for anyone who wishes to receive it, the ACIP also made recommendations regarding which people within the groups listed above should receive the first available doses. For more information see the CDC press release



 



I think you better reread it again!!





 

Kelley - posted on 01/13/2010

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And what are you teaching your children?? To be scared to go anywhere because they might get sick?? keeping them home can get them just as sick as bringing them in public, if not more!!

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Quoting Kelley:






Quoting Beth:

It may be recommended, but those recommending sure haven't had it. Nor has it been tested for the effects on pregnancy, children, carcinogens, infertility. You would get a drug from a pharmacist that had not been [properly tested would we? Heck no.

I would urge you to really look into this.

It has NOT be tested on pregnancy and the package insert clearly states it. I have had the H1N1 go through my family, and it was mild. You can boost your immune system naturally without endangering your unborn little one.

http://www.nvic.org/default.aspx

Good luck Momma






 






Well Beth, you were lucky to have a "mild case", why would you ever endanger your unborn child?? If you had cancer, I bet it would be a diffferent story, you would want every possible treatment available. so what is the difference of getting a vaccine than getting treatment you have never tried? And maybe the next time you do get H1N1 it is worse and the after effects last for months.



UMMMMMMMMMM..........................ok, cancer treatments are new all the time so yeah, it would be a good example as well as many other diseases that have new vaccines or treatments founds almost everyday!!!



And, no people didn't die exactly from the vaccine, I know I was alive in 1976, they died from COMPLICATIONS from the vaccine and as well as the virus. Just like they are dieing from complications from the flu, or H1N1. What people don't know is the vaccine has been around for 30+ yrs. so I think they have tested and retest it many a times. People are just getting scared due to media. I have had all the Hep shots, smallpox, and the rest of the vaccines. So has my daughter who was born in another country.



So you are saying that if a polio outbreak hit you wouldn''t get the vaccine because the last time polio outbreak happened was over 50+yrs ago and its a new vaccine? So don't come cryin' to anybody if you or any other gets the flu or H1N1 and they have complications from it because you didn't want to get the vaccine. Many people have died due to complications and  its because of people who don't get the vaccine that the disease/virus spreads and makes it worse. You could just nip it in the bud and protect the people you love from further complications.








 





 

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