What do u think about babys have a flu shot at 6 months

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Ashley - posted on 09/25/2009

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Yes, i would get the vaccine.People dont understand flu shot. they really are good. you dont get sick form getting the shot, the shot is a "dead" virus. the live vrius is the nasal injection through your nose, this one can get you sick. All the dead virus does is help your body recognize the virus if you get to help you fight it faster so you dont get sicker. hundred of babies die each year form the flu, thats why we make vaccines, to protect our children. why wouldnt a parent want to do everything possible to help and protect thier children. please do research on vaccines before you make judgement and give out wrong information. Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion, just be smart about it. vaccines are NOT made to make us sick or to hurt us, they are made to protect us. When a baby has the flu, it can become very very serious and i think anything that can be done to help them fight off a sickness when they have very weak immune systems already is great. Bulding up thier immune systems is very important and vaccines help that.

Claudia - posted on 09/30/2009

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I would say go ahead and get the flu Shot for your lil one.. my 3 yr old and 2 yr old have got them ever since they were able and continue to every year. I have been inform that now school kids get the flu shoot (spray)through there nose which I wont there do that. I rather my kids get the shot and lil of pain for that moment instead of getting anything through there nose. Dr's have say that getting Flu shots keeps u from getting sick, but it does protects u from getting the worst. Hope this Help

Ashley - posted on 09/27/2009

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I think the flu shots are completely unnecessary... I've never had the shot, never had the flu.

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Actually, the flu shot never contains the live virus. It is always an inactivated one - well, actually three different inactivated flu viruses, usually. There is a vaccine that includes a live (weakened) flu virus, called FluMist. It is a nasal spray, but it isn't used for kids under age 2 anyway.

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Aimee - posted on 03/04/2011

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ye its good as the weather is gettin colder and babys havent good good emune systems and can not fight it as good as we can and if the swine flue comes out again then least your baby will have a good chance of gettin over it as they have had a flu jab hope this helps

Tina - posted on 03/03/2011

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If your child has a serious health issue already and it's in her best interest to get a shot and your doctor thinks it's necessary then I'd say do it. Otherwise I wouldn't. But there are some cases it's just necessary. Obviously there is still a risk of her getting sick but atleast the vaccine might help prevent one bad strain of flu.

Rebecca - posted on 10/23/2009

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yes but the question was is it ok for a six month old to geta flu shot most of your beutiful babys well that i noticed with these posts are over the age of 1 yeear i personaly see no benafit to a six month old getting a flu shot due to the fact that they havent really even got there second set of actual shots yet that and my children all so have other medical issues that dont circle are jsut getting colds and flues and my babies in health are alot like me and so far have had the same reactions to thing and i got very sick from that needle so the benafitss to it dont out way the risks for me like some one all so said it is a chance you take weather you get it or not its all up to the parent in the end weather there babies get it or not for me my kids wont be getting it maybe the h1n1 needle but idhave to really look in to it first and make my own informed choise

Jennifer - posted on 09/30/2009

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The flu shot is a dead form of the virus and cannot get you sick. I believe that it is better to give your child a better chance to fight off the flu, because getting the flu is no fun!

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I would say not to.. neither of my sons have had them nor myself, my husband has before b/c he was in the military and didnt have a choice.. i think there are more cons than pros... and remember, babies went hundreds of years w/o flu shots and im sure most got through it if they got the flu..

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I have had flu shots all of life. And my daugther just got hers. I dont think there is anything wrong as there is no really bad side effects.

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Quoting Amber:

Speaking of the H1N1 you should look up that shot and do your home work..it is in no way shape or form safe..look


WOW ... that guy in the Fox News video has no clue what he's talking about. The flu shot (neither seasonal nor the H1N1) contains adjuvants. That's a fact. You can look at the product inserts if you like. Thimerosal has not been connected to autism. Not in any scientific study. And thimerosal isn't even in the pediatric formulations of the flu vaccine anyway.



As for the link you posted from Mercola - just more quackery. Here's a nice discssion (with references) on what's wrong with all the fearmongering over the flu vaccine:



http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=1...

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=8...



Quite frankly, I wouldn't listed to anyone who is ignorant enough to think that vaccines contain antifreeze.

Amy - posted on 09/29/2009

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I just had my 7 month old get her's yesterday and my 6 year old as well. Both are asthmatic and that can really bad if either get really sick.

Andrea - posted on 09/29/2009

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One thing you have to understand about the flu shot is that it is made from the most common flu that ppl got from the year before... there are a lot of different types of flu out there and they mutate all the time. So when someone said I go the flu shot and got the flu it is mostly because they got a different strain of the flu. I have never known anyone to get really sick from the flu shot, if your child/adult is allergic to eggs it is not recommended because they will have a reaction to the vaccine but newer ones are coming out and I am not sure if it applies to those. And like most vaccines someone is going to have a reaction, not all ppl are safe from them but look at what they have done. More ppl die from getting the flu than getting the shot!!! My daughter was born 10 weeks early and something like the flu would have hit her really hard, we got the flu shot after she was born so we would give it to her in the NICU and we will be getting the flu shot this year as well (she is now 18 months).

Andrea - posted on 09/29/2009

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One thing you have to understand about the flu shot is that it is made from the most common flu that ppl got from the year before... there are a lot of different types of flu out there and they mutate all the time. So when someone said I go the flu shot and got the flu it is mostly because they got a different strain of the flu. I have never known anyone to get really sick from the flu shot, if your child/adult is allergic to eggs it is not recommended because they will have a reaction to the vaccine but newer ones are coming out and I am not sure if it applies to those. And like most vaccines someone is going to have a reaction, not all ppl are safe from them but look at what they have done. More ppl die from getting the flu than getting the shot!!! My daughter was born 10 weeks early and something like the flu would have hit her really hard, we got the flu shot after she was born so we would give it to her in the NICU and we will be getting the flu shot this year as well (she is now 18 months).

Lenora - posted on 09/29/2009

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Being she has a heart condition it would be a good idea to get her one, granted the Pedi says it is save. I have a child with immune issues and anything I can do to keep him from getting sick I do. Good luck to you. :)

Amber - posted on 09/29/2009

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Speaking of the H1N1 you should look up that shot and do your home work..it is in no way shape or form safe..look

Ashley - posted on 09/28/2009

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My son will get his, and I will get one too since I am breastfeeding. That is my choice. Choose whatever you would like, but if you are unsure, I recommend looking at both sides.

My immune system stinks, so I would rather get it and be somewhat protected against one strain than not. And since iy does not contain a live virus, I myself don't see a problem. My hubby works in civil service, around A LOT of people, so he brings home a lot of crud.

I also have never had problems with the flu shots, so I can only hope my son will do the same since he has never had any issues thus far with any other vaccine.

But this is my personal opinion, you will get lots of opinions that can get kind of heated on this topic.

Good luck! :)

Kayla - posted on 09/28/2009

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my daughter got her first flu shot a week ago, she is doing just fine. she is only 7 months old. they do lower doses in babies, so they get two shots a month apart. i think it is a good idea.

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I say it's your child so therefore it is your decision. You have to live with the child either way. In my experience with my daughter I chatted to my doctor about getting the flu shot first. I was hesitating whether or not to go ahead with the flu shot as she was so young at the time (7mths old) She goes to childcare one day a week and also goes to swimming lessons once a week.
What helped me make to decision to go ahead and giver her the flu shot was a statement my doctor made-"If your child did get the flu wouldn't you have wanted to do everything you could have to try and prevent her from getting sick?" It's a risk you take I guess. However having said that my daughter did get the flu a month later and we ended up in hospital for three days. So other people are right in saying that there are different strains of the flu-unfortunately Jessica's flu shot didn't cover her for the strain of flu that she caught. She is all well and happy now and I am glad that she did have the flu shot because I did everything I could to prevent her from getting sick without staying home and not having a life. Getting sick is a fact of life and it helps build your immune system. Ultimately it is up to you if you want to go ahead with the flu shot. The flu is a nasty disease and can result in death. If it's just a common cold I say let the body's natural defense (your immune system) fight it off and if it can't then intervene with medication. Hope this helps you in making your choice!
Alaina & Baby Jessica xx

Jenny - posted on 09/28/2009

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Personally i would not get it, i have had a bad experience with the flu shot where i got really sick and a few months down the track i got diagnosed with a health condition that i have had for 4 years now, if you want to know more about what i have feel free to send me a message :)

Shira - posted on 09/28/2009

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I don't think it's a good idea. I'm in Nursing school right now and the flu shot is actually a strand of the flu virus being injected into the person. At 6 months, the baby could still get the flu because there is more than one strand of the virus. All I could say is stock up on hand sanitizer, lysol, kleenex, clorox wipes, and lots of prayer. Blessings!

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All I can say is please do your research. There is NO WAY I would get the flu shot for myself or anyone else in my family, especially my children.

Tabby - posted on 09/28/2009

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Definatly not. i have been really struggling with this one my self. i have been doing some real studing cause i didn't know what to beleive. i didn't want to take everyones word for it. this is my kid we are dealing with. I am responsible for him and what if he had a bad reaction to it. what would i say well, " they" told me so. there has been studies to prove that the shot does no more good that bad. it was created by the pharmacies so of course they are going to push the products. if you would like more info please let me know.

Ana - posted on 09/28/2009

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My kids get the flu shot every year and so do I. I have never had any problems with it. Your baby cannot get sick from it. My kids have asthma and allergies and every time they get a bad cold they get pneumonia and my younger one is allergic and resistant to several antibiotics so I don't want to risk exposing him to a virus that could potentially kill him and a child at such a young age is at higher risk of complication and death from the flu. So for me to keep your child safe I feel you should get it.

Rachael - posted on 09/28/2009

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I am a first time mom also. I have a 3 month old preemie at home, and I'm also a nurse. I believe that every mother has the right to chose what she thinks is best for her child. However, with the H1N1 virus arising our children are at great risk for getting sick. Even going to the grocery store or running to get something quickly could expose your child to a virus and or bacteria. I think we should provide our children with the best defense possible. There has been a lot of research from professionals stating that there are not long term effects from childhood vaccines. And for every child who is not vaccinated, that is putting MY child at a much greater risk, and that is something that bothers me.

Octavia - posted on 09/27/2009

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I really dont agree with it after giveing my daughter her flu shot last year she got sick anyways! So i wouldnt give her the flu shot again till she has to go to school!

Brooke - posted on 09/27/2009

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I wouldn't a such a young age. Harder to recognise side effects in babys. Better to wait till they can at least communicate to tell you how they are feeling. Do some research on the pros and cons, I'd would look at the side effects too, Dr's dont always tell you abou themt (some can be frightening) You just need to weigh it up yourself. Just my oppinion. Flu shots also don't stop you getting ALL flu's and you can still catch colds. Building up a good immune system is the go :)

Michelle - posted on 09/27/2009

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My daughter got hers at her 6 month checkup. Her sister is 3 and has ashtma and usually gets pnemonia so if the baby doesn't get it the older one won't and I'm all for that.

Sarah - posted on 09/27/2009

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My doctor said that if my baby is not going to go to daycare don't worry. She also said that I should NOT get the swine flu vaccine since it was rushed to be made and that since I am nursing my baby will gain my immunities. Also if I get the flu shot then the immunity will pass to baby. So if you are nursing get it yourself but if you aren't then it wil be okay if you give it to your baby in most cases.

Jenn - posted on 09/27/2009

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My son just got his flu shot and took to it really well. He did have a fever the day after but was fine after i gave him some tylonal.. I think it's a good idea for them to have it just because of everything that is out there, and especially if they have siblings that are in school. You can never be to cautious...

Tiera - posted on 09/27/2009

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My daughter got a flu shot at 6 months and now she is extremely allergic to eggs. (Flu shot is made with egg.) Allergies only develop once you are exposed to a potential allergen. This was the only known time she had ever been exposed to egg. Now we carry epi-pens. By the way, egg is one of the things on the "no no" list for babies due to potential allergies. For my kids, I wait until they are older before exposing them to things that tend to cause allergies, like nuts, eggs, shellfish, etc. The adults in my kids lives get flu shots, as do I, but I'm a little worried about the egg factor for little ones.

LaQuanta - posted on 09/27/2009

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Personally i think that u shouldn't get your baby the flu shot because they are really injecting a small amount of the flu virus.....i think u should just limit where u take him this winter and make sure u use alot of lysol and bleach and sanitizer when cleaning and while u r out shopping and running errands

Nikki - posted on 09/27/2009

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We personally do not vaccinate, however this is a personal decision that you need to do research on and make yourself. There is this great book called The Vaccination Book written by Dr. Sears from the t.v. show The Doctors. It will help alot!!

Mandy - posted on 09/27/2009

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We gave my 6 month old her shot a couple of weeks ago. We work in the hospital so I know she is going to be around it, but with the season I think it is going to be much worse then what we are use to. If she has the flu shot and gets exposed the symptoms will not be as bad, if she were to get it.

CRYSTAL - posted on 09/27/2009

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i would ask your peditrician. they know your childs medical history. my daughter has not had one and she is almost 18 months. her doctor said it is not necessary but she is up to date on all the vaccines that she does need

Bethany - posted on 09/26/2009

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Quoting Gabrielle:

I heard that Washington approved Mercury in the H1N1 vaccine...I know that it has recently been removed from other vaccines and that is where the autism scare stemmed from. Does anyone have more information on this? My baby is 7mo and I struggled with myself over all his vaccines but ended up getting them anyway. I stay with him all day but I travel alot. I was planning on getting it until I heard about the Mercury. Now this is just heresay, I'm wondering if anyone else has heard the same thing?...


 



Thimiserol (mercury) actually is still in other vaccines on the market as well.  However, it is in "trace amounts."  But it is still in them.  Basically, it's the preservative that allows vaccines to sit in doctor's offices for longer periods of time without going bad.  You can get thimiserol-free vaccines, but you have to specially-request them because it's too expensive for manufacturers to make them for everyone. 



Anyway, since it's still in the other ones, it's most likely in the H1N1 as well.  But I haven't read anything specifically about that one.

Lisa - posted on 09/26/2009

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Oh and just an FYI it doesn't really matter if your kiddos are around any other kiddos or not, our friendly Wal-Mart is the germiest place in the world, they could probably pick up more sickness there than in any daycare.

Lisa - posted on 09/26/2009

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GET IT!!! I'm a nurse in a peds office, I hear this worry everyday but I get one myself and all 3 of my kids get them and have since they were old enough.

Bethany - posted on 09/26/2009

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NO NO NO!!!

First of all, many people who get the flu shot actually get sick with the flu from the vaccine itself. And they can pass it to others. Secondly, flu shots are designed a year in advance by manufacturers who guess at what the next year's strain will be. They are wrong 80% of the time, and inject millions of people with an ineffective drug.

And if your doctor is recommending the H1N1 shot for Swine Flu, definitely don't get it. That has only been in testing for a couple months, and is being pushed onto the market way too fast. During the last Swine Flu "epidemic," everyone got sick from the vaccine, and a lot of people died or developed chronic illnesses from the vaccine. Virtually no one got sick from the swine flu itself. Also, this particular strain has been reported to be no worse than a normal seasonal flu. All our seasonal flu's originated in swine and birds anyway, so to call this swine flu is really just redundant.

I wouldn't get it myself even though I'm pregnant, and I most certainly wouldn't inject my 6-month-old baby with a vaccine that has only about a 20% chance of being for the right strain of flu. And has even less chance of working.

My two cents. :)

Morgan - posted on 09/26/2009

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When I took my daughter in for her scheduled 12 month round of vaccinations. The doctor explained that it would be in my daughters best intrest to recieve the flu Vaccine....To make a long story short, the doctor and a nurse kind of pressured me into getting this vaccination, making me feel like a bad mom if I did not. So, I did. That evening, hours later my daughter became extremely lathargic and ran 105 temp for 5 days. The next morning, scared to death I took her back to the dr. When I asked, if this could be a side effect of the shot, he said that no, she must have picked up a virus. Well I didn't fall for that. After speaking with my boss, who is a nurse and who's son had a flu vaccine months before and had a similar reaction. Each baby is different and each will react differently. I don't know if i would reccomend it. Especially if your child is not in a day care setting.

Ashley - posted on 09/26/2009

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Getting a flu shot for your infant is the best thing! I wish my son had gotten one when he was smaller. Because when he was 6 weeks old, he was in the hospital for 2 days with the flu. He had to have oxygen and deep suctioning in his nose for at least the first 24 hours. Because he had a hard time breathing on his own. So, yes... GET the flu shot for your infants. Everyone. I recommend it. It was SOOOO hard to watch my son in the hospital struggling to breathe on his own. It was so painful.

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Quoting Gabrielle:

I heard that Washington approved Mercury in the H1N1 vaccine...I know that it has recently been removed from other vaccines and that is where the autism scare stemmed from. Does anyone have more information on this? My baby is 7mo and I struggled with myself over all his vaccines but ended up getting them anyway. I stay with him all day but I travel alot. I was planning on getting it until I heard about the Mercury. Now this is just heresay, I'm wondering if anyone else has heard the same thing?...


The pediatric formulations of the H1N1 vaccine will not containt thimerosal (a mercury compound). The adult version of the vaccine does contain it, but you can request the shot without the mercury. This is actually exactly the same as the way the seasonal flu shot is every year. However, you should know that thimerosal has not been connected with autism, and though it is has been removed from children's shots as a precaution, it isn't something to worry about. My 12 month old's flu shot last week did not contain thimerosal, but I know the shot that I received did.



Info on thimerosal and autism:



http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=1...



 



And the product inserts for the H1N1 shot, so you can see the ingredients:



http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccine...

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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Most doctors recommend it but you don't have to. I have never gotten one for my kids, mainly because their father doesn't want then to, and they have got the flu the beginning of this year. They are 3 and 4. I have never gotten one either and I haven't gotten the flu since I was a kid. Their father got the flu too and he doesn't get the flu shot either. I took care of all of them and I still didn't get it. So it depends if you want to take the chance of getting the flu or not. Just so you know you can still get the flu even if you ge the flu shot. The flu mutates it just means that you may have less of a chance of getting the flu if you get a flu shot.

Kina Monique - posted on 09/26/2009

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I am really afraid but my daughter was premature so i have no other choice but to allow her to get the shot next month. All I can do is just pray about the outcome, i hear stories of people getting sick after taking the shot. I am 27 years old and this will be my first year getting the shot.

Gabrielle - posted on 09/26/2009

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I heard that Washington approved Mercury in the H1N1 vaccine...I know that it has recently been removed from other vaccines and that is where the autism scare stemmed from. Does anyone have more information on this? My baby is 7mo and I struggled with myself over all his vaccines but ended up getting them anyway. I stay with him all day but I travel alot. I was planning on getting it until I heard about the Mercury. Now this is just heresay, I'm wondering if anyone else has heard the same thing?...

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I think it's a good idea. They have the shot for a reason. And if your child is going to be around other children it's a really good idea too.

Andreina - posted on 09/26/2009

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My son's pediatrician said it wasn't safe until they are 6 months old. So we are waiting. However, my son is breastfed so I am getting the shot to pass on the antibodies to him and then when he is 6 months he will get his own shot.

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