Has anyone got the H1N1 vaccine for your 6 month old?

Jayme - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My son has asthma & I am scared he is more likely to catch the Swine Flu. I am hesitent about getting the vaccine because it's new and don't know what the reactions to it are yet. Can someone please give me some info.

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Erin - posted on 10/27/2009

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Honestly, my daughter is 6 months and she and I both just got over the Swine Flu. Don't be so freaked out about it. Just make sure is he does get it that he gets on Tamaflu right away and make sure he goes to his doctor to make sure he doesn't get pnuemonia. Because the pnuemonia is what is killing people.

Misha - posted on 10/24/2009

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There is no way I would give this vaccine to my children. It's too new and the trails did not last long enough in my opinion. If the makers of the vaccine refuse to take it then I would take that as a cue.

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Hi Jayme! :)

I heard that the vaccine made people sick, so I'm not getting it to my son nor taking it myself (I have astma and I'm in the "risk group" in Finnish scale). If I remember correctly, young adults are most likely to get sick with the Swine Flu, not small babys.

But in your case, I think it is best for you to ask this about your doctor, like Amanda wrote. :)

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Haley - posted on 02/28/2010

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no one said that the swine flu itself was new. They said the vaccine was new. No one in my house got vaccinated for h1n1 or seasonal flu. My daughter and husband both had the Swine Flu. If they had not gotten it we still would not have gotten the shot anyway I personally do not trust a vaccination that has not had enough research on it. And if you think about it do you really know what all is in those shots? What if since there was a rush for the vaccine that the research wasn't significant to know all side effects and aftermath. I personally would feel horrible if my daughtwr ended up with perminant damage because of the lack of research. Though a vaccine MAY prevent a illness doesn't mean it will. Vaccine prevent not block. 90% of people that get seasonal flu shots still get the flu. Scientist don't know for sure which strain will hit the hardest so it's like a guessing game. And even if it ends up being the right strain they change along the way anyways.

Charmaine - posted on 02/25/2010

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the swine flu can kill a child so easily... the swine flu shot can prevent this... and the swine flu is not new it was out years ago which is one reason they say the elderly are not getting sick, they are already immune

Jennifer - posted on 02/22/2010

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For all you mothers that are scared to get your baby the H1NI vaccine, as long as he is at least 6 mths. Do be aware that they noe are given one shot and the a month later they're giveing the booster shot. Apparently where the one shot wasn't string enough, but of, course, I got my son vaccinated and there are no side affects at all. Most viruses are live, giving the patient a little of whatever theya re getting vaccinated for...this is not a live vacine, so there's no one it can make you get sick. It may be a little sore at the injection site, that's as much as you're going to get. And, look at it this way, what if you don't get your baby vaccinated and he/she ends up with a bad case of the virus. You're never forgive yourself. It's not worth chancing. GO, GET THEM AND YOURSELF VACCINATED A.S.A.P. !!!! At least you will have someone to blame if their arm is a little sore for a day or two. Good Luck!!

Holly - posted on 10/30/2009

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My 6 month old daughter, myself, and my husband are all scheduled to get the H1N1 vaccine next Monday. We researched it and believe the vaccines are less risky then the flu itself. My daughter and I will get the shot because she is

Chelsea - posted on 10/29/2009

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well my opinion is that not to do it cause it has alot of unknown side effects , but do what you feel is right

Valerie - posted on 10/29/2009

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Afraid as I am of the swineflu, I'm not planning on gettin my boy vaccinated. I heard plenty that it's not recommended for children under 2. I've also heard that ppl who are around babies should get it. I, myself am not planning on getting the vaccine. Best of luck to everyone.

Sabrina - posted on 10/29/2009

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Michelle, you said you and your baby ust got the h1n1 virus? How did you know?

Kristen - posted on 10/28/2009

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I didn't want the H1N1 yet (live virus version) so I opted for the regular flu shot. My grandmother is a retired nurse and said even the regular flu shot and good hygine will help keep your child safe.

Michelle - posted on 10/27/2009

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Hi, I did not get my daughter vaccinated, however she actually had the virus...I recommend getting the vaccine before he/she actually gets the virus. I had my vaccine as did a lot of people I work with and none of us got sick from the shot.

RACHEL - posted on 10/27/2009

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We got our 6 month old vaccinated. We also have a 6 year old who received the vaccine. Swine flu is horrible in our area. Elementary schools have hundreds of kids out daily. Our pediatrician said that so many children were coming in with it. The problem is with how easy you can catch pnuemonia from this particular flu. It attacks the respitory system far more than the regular seasonal flu. It is your decision..I honostly was looking to bypass it, because i dont care for vaccines. talking to your pediatrician is important. Mine has children himself and got them vaccinated. that means alot

Ashli - posted on 10/27/2009

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Like another person said, every vaccine is new each yr. But I still understand where ur coming fm! My son will be 7 mos on the 2nd. And Ive thought about getting it for him. But i cant decide either. Its so scary these days. I need to get it for myself too, cause I havent got it yet! Some drs say to get it, and some recommend not too. I dont know what to do!

Sonya - posted on 10/26/2009

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My son that is 6 months old will most likely be getting the vaccine. H1N1 is horrible around my area. Right now I'm not taking him into stores or anything until he gets vaccinated.

Tamra - posted on 10/26/2009

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I Have a13 year old with Autism!! He gets sooo Sick, he does better with a flu shot than without! I also have an 11 year old with asthma, she gets the flu shot, and a 6 month old that most likely will get one too.

Kim - posted on 10/25/2009

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My son's pediatrician strongly recommended him getting the vaccine, but I am still not sure if it's necessary. He is not in daycare or anything like that. He got the regular flu vaccine - but only the first part. There's supposed to be two and they ran out of it, so he never got the second part. Not sure if it's even effective that way. I don't want him to get the flu but I don't want him to risk getting chronic fatigue which is what happened to SOME of the people who got the swine flu vac in the 70s.

Jen - posted on 10/24/2009

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I have a six month old son and he will not be getting this shot, a lot of MDs are saying not to get this. As long as your family washes their hands and stay away from sick people you should be safe. This shot is too new and according to research this flu was around in the 70's and they had a vaccine which made people sick. I dont trust this new vaccine.

Sandy - posted on 10/24/2009

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I got the vaccination for my 6 1/2 month & 2 yrs old about 2 weeks ago. I had a lot of concerns about getting it for then, but after a lot of research I thought the virus was a lot more dangerous than the vaccination. I would talk to your doctor & tell him your concerns & see what her/she would recommend.

Jayme - posted on 10/24/2009

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Quoting Jennie:

I am not gettin the shot for my 6 month old or for my 14 yr old. This flu just came out last year, and they just started making this shot to prevent it, They have no clue what the long term effects are going to be, What will this shot do to their bodies in 5 years, who knows because it hasnt been around long enough to study. I though am anti vacine, My son does get all his shots so dont get me wrong, I just watch him and pick what he gets closesly,



This is exactly why I am having a hard time deciding because they don't know what the long term effects are or how your child will react to it. I had no intentions on getting this vaccine for my 6 month old or even my 4 year old. Then  I read that children & adults with asthma are at high risk, so I became unsure. 



I kinda feel like I'm damned if I do or I'm damned if I don't. You always want to make the best decisions for your children and I totally understand that this is a personal choice I have to make myself. How ever, my pediatrician has not recommended it yet so until he does I think I will steer clear from it for now. Thank you everyone!

Jennie - posted on 10/24/2009

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I am not gettin the shot for my 6 month old or for my 14 yr old. This flu just came out last year, and they just started making this shot to prevent it, They have no clue what the long term effects are going to be, What will this shot do to their bodies in 5 years, who knows because it hasnt been around long enough to study. I though am anti vacine, My son does get all his shots so dont get me wrong, I just watch him and pick what he gets closesly,

Stephanie - posted on 10/24/2009

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I will not be letting my son, who is 6 months, get vaccinated with H1N1 or any flu vaccine. I was hesitant to have him vaccinated with the "normal" vaccines because there is such conflicting information out there regarding all these vaccines that babies/children receive. Ultimately, my husband and I decided to get Micah vaccinated with the routine ones, but none of the flu ones... we are not getting ourselves vaccinated either. There are a couple of websites you can look at. One is http://vran.org and another is www.nvic.org. It's a tough decision and one that is entirely personal. All you can do is get yourself informed by looking up info, talking to your doctor and then make a decision that is right for you and your family. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 10/23/2009

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Technically, every vaccine is new each year. The normal flu doesn't stay the same from year to year, and neither does its vaccine, so the swine flu is no different in that respect. I am going to get the H1N1 for my 6 month old, but he doesn't have asthma or anything. I would talk to your doctor and see what they recommend. I got the H1N1 vaccine today in the nasal spray form and on the handout I got it said that the nasal vaccine shouldn't be given to anyone with asthma or children younger than two, but I think the nasal vaccine is a lot different from the shot version. If your 6 month old would get anything, it would be the shot, so I'd ask your dr about that.

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