swine flu

Samantha - posted on 11/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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is anyone having the swine flu injection? would you give your child the injection if you been advice to?

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Tara - posted on 01/24/2010

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I gave all of my children the swine flu injection and they were fine,i didnt get to have youngest done as he was sick with a chest infection..he ended up in hospital with H1 N1...better to be safe and give injection now rather than be sorry later!

Andrea - posted on 01/23/2010

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I talked to my daughter's Peds and she recommended it to us... my husband got it because it is mandatory if you are in the military. Both my daughter and I got it at her Peds office, I got a sore throat and it didn't affect my daughter at all... My mom and niece got it and same there nothing went wrong and my dad is getting in next week. There is ALOT of information out there that Dr's understand and the general public does not!!! Talk to your child’s Peds and see if it is the right thing for you to do!!! Take medical advise from the professionals

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i am not getting it and neither are my children, but my husband, who is in the military, had to get it. it is too new and they dont know the risks.

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My Mom asked us if we wanted to get the vaccine right before we came home to the US from India. My son doesn't have any breathing problems like asthma, so I told her it wasn't necessary. However, if it was my son's paediatrician, I might consider it, but I generally consider the swine flu vaccine to risky since it was put onto the market so quickly.

Petra - posted on 11/22/2009

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The best advice I can give you is to consult with your pediatrician. There is so much misinformation being spread. I asked our pediatrician for his opinion and he stated that the H1N1 vaccine is just as safe as the regular flu vaccine. In our area, they have seen mostly mild cases in kids and they are only treating a high temperature. We do get the seasonal flu vaccine every year. I think the best way to make an informed decision is to consult a medical professional.

Michele - posted on 11/22/2009

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I am leery of even tested injections, so there is no way I will be getting my daughter, myself or my husband (his decision) the H1N1. Chances are it's safe but like with all things I would rather build up my immunity naturally so as to avoid over medicating, which will eventually lead to mutated strains of disease that are more harmful later. JMHO

Samantha - posted on 11/22/2009

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i hear it not even been tested! so i wouldnt know if it work or not..i dont think i have it done as like you all said never had the normal flu jab....my daughter wil have her normal vaccines that i had when i was a baby.

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Well, I was up and down on weather I should have my almost two year old get it or not, and when I was really going to give it to him, I asked the Lord to prevent it if it wasn't to be. So when I took him and my daughter to the doctor's when they had a cold, I told the Doctor that he is allergic to eggs, so he said that he couldn't get it, because the vaccine is made with eggs. I think that it's totally up to you, though, on how you feel about it. There definitely are risks involved, though.

Caryn - posted on 11/21/2009

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Absolutely NOT. We don't get the reg flu shots here, definately not getting the H1N1 shots!

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Absolutely not. Not me, not her, not hubby. That vaccine is too new and ALL vaccines come with dangerous risks. My family has normal immune systems so even *IF* one of us got it, it's no worse than a regular flu, it doesn't last long, it's not deadly, and it probably won't even spread to the others. The shot is a waste of time, money, pain, and a big safety risk.

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