Has anyone gotten the H1N1 vaccine for their kids?

Gisela - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm undecided if I should give my kids the vaccine. I was wondering how other moms felt about the issue.

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Heather - posted on 10/06/2009

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i have chosen against the vaccine because of the lack of testing that has been done on it. my children are not guinea pigs. i will, however, have the regular flu shot done.

Robin - posted on 10/06/2009

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I have a friend that works as a nurse at Childrens hospital and I know that a 12 yr girl who recieved it now has permanent brain damage...No I will not get it for my children. I have never gotten any flu shots for my children and they have never ever had the flu and they are 12, 6, and 4.. I have Dr's and nurses in my family and they have all said the same thing...The best way to prevent any illness including the flu is keeping hands clean and teaching your children not to touch their eyes mouth and nose. It seems hard to teach them that but, honestly all 3 of my boys are very good about it and each carry pocket size hand sanit. with them.

Reyna - posted on 10/06/2009

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I'm not too sure about giving my boys that vaccine. Its too new, the regular flu vaccine has been around forever so i'm comfortable w/them getting that one; but the H1N1 isn't one my boys will be getting

Kristi - posted on 10/06/2009

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I'm am not letting my kids have it because I let my daughter take the flu vaccine and she was sick for 3wks.

Ashley - posted on 10/06/2009

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it's a hard decision to make. I will be taking in other kids for the day soon so I think I will get it done and get it done for my son as I don't want alot of kids to get sick. I would aslo do it if my son attended a regular daycare or school prgramme where there will be alot of kids there. But if we were going to be as cut off as we were last year I wouldn't do it probably since no one in my family is in a high risk enviroment.

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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My doctor recommended it because my hubby is a teacher, but I am still undecided too.

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