Should I get my 3 and 7 yr olds the swine flu shot?
Needless to say, we chose not to have our 4 year old vaccinated - and then according to her pediatrician, caught H1N1. She was down for 4 days with a non-stop fever fluccuating between 101 and 103 degrees. I would recommend getting it to avoid the heart-ache of watching your kiddos feel so terrible. It really knocks them down.
Melissa - posted on 11/12/2009
I will definatly NOT be getting my 7 year old son the swine flu shot, nor will I get it for myself. I have done some research and the CDC has not reccommended this shot nor do they know the effectiveness or saftey of the shot. Also, which some people may not know, is that there are medals as well as mercury in the shot. I do not want to put that into my or my son'd bady. And the swine flu shot is the same as the regular flu shot, just another version of it. Hope this helps. Best of luck!!
Kelly - posted on 11/12/2009
i choose not to get my kids the swine flu shot. one of the side effects is gulliern-barre syndrome and both my children have asthma and i cant afford for them to end up with this and be in the hospital on a respirator for up to three months. Alot of the mothers i know whose children also have autism and ADHD are choosing not to vaccinate. Its up to you keep in mind that it takes 90 days to be fully vacinated after u get the vaccine so your children could still get it within those 90 days
Mary - posted on 11/12/2009
I took my 2 year old to the Dr. yesterday and asked him the same question (I have a 7 year old also). He said that the vaccine is made by the same people that make all the vaccines they take as babies, and that since this virus has not mutated it should be fine. They know what they're doing these days. He also said that he'd had one already.
Reeve - posted on 11/12/2009
Yes you should...I am a RMA in a pediatric office. The H1N1 vaccine is safe and with little or no side effects. It is just like the seasonal influenza vaccine. You can get them the shot or mist. The mist is for 2 and over. It is not for children with other medical issues though. No asthma, diabetes or seizures. The vaccine is a mono strain which means only 1 tyle of flu and that is the H1N1. It has not had a chance to mutate yet!
I hope this has helped you.
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