What do you think of the Swine Flu Vaccine?
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Nicole - posted on 10/14/2009
Ive been extremely worried about it and I was starting to think that I wont get it for my kids....but now even if I wanted to get it there is none around here to get. They dont even have the seasonal vaccine here for children and dont know if its even going to come in. So looks like were sticking to hand sanitizer and avoiding crowded places.
Shelley - posted on 10/14/2009
I read on the internet at least here in Canada they stopped pushing the flu vaccine as they are finding out that a majority of the cases with swine flu had the flu shot already and they think it may have been a factor in their deaths... I will do what I have been doing wash my hands, disinfect high traffic areas and cough or sneeze in my sleeve, I believe proper hygiene is the best way at combatting the flu.
Sherry - posted on 10/14/2009
I feel it is an absolute must, healthy people are dieing from this because it effects the respitory system immediatly!! Our children can not take the anti-viral medication, there are way more complications then getting the vaccine. if your child gets the swine flu he or she would have to fight it off themselves there is no medication they can take. Would you want to take the risk? Not me, I am most definitly vaccinating my daughter! I look at it as an extra safety precaution, and we want our children to be safe!
Liz - posted on 10/14/2009
People have died from flu vaccines and from the flu itself every year since forever. So you have to weigh the risks and benefits. I agree we don't know too much about this vaccine yet... so take that into account. If you decide not to get the vaccine just be sure to monitor your child(ren) closely. If child has flu-like symptoms (not just coughing and sneezing) just bring him/her to a doctor and they should be able to do a test.
Robyn - posted on 10/14/2009
We are not getting it or any of the flu vaccines. So far the data says the H1N1 is no more deadly than the usual seasonal flu. All this is just the CDC trying to prove to themselves they can "tame the wild".
Tracy - posted on 10/14/2009
I also think they came out with it too quickly, as for side effects, it could be years from now before they even start seeing any, like the vaccines from way back when. I don't think its necessary, I will definitely NOT be getting that shot for my kids, or myself, being that I am pregnant.
Elise - posted on 10/14/2009
It's unneccessary. More people get sick with and die from the regular flu each year than the swine. People just freak out about it because it's new. Your child has a higher risk of getting the normal flu, I am just sticking with that flu shot!!
Robin - posted on 10/14/2009
I will not get it, and I will not make my kids get it. It was made too quickly, and not enough testing was done to warrant it's safety. Honestly, there are very few vaccines that I view as safe or necessary. There will never be any flu vaccine that enters my body. Unless you or your child have a risk factor should you contract H1N1, I wouldn't do it. But, that is me, I have no medical degrees, only research that I have done for my own purposes.
Sharon - posted on 10/14/2009
1. its made with the exact same formulae as the regular flu vaccine - different genetic make up
2. the individual doses do NOT contain thimerosol or mercury, the multidose vials do
3. the mist delivery does shed but it sheds an attenuated virus strain that cannot replicate like the original strain
4. the healthy are the target with the virus - no one is sure why yet - they are killed/weakened by a secondary infection that takes advantage of the bodys weakened state
5. I don't usually get the flu sho because we live in a rural community that doesn't often see the flu - but this time its here due to returning troops that were infected at their previous station.
6. The early reports are that this vaccine is working with no ill side effects - none differing from the regular shots.