How does everyone feel about giving there child the swin vaccine?

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Carmen - posted on 10/29/2009

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I love my daughter and couldn't live without her, therefore I AM getting the vaccine for her. There is so much misinformation out there, so you have to do your research. I have researched it extensively, both the good and the bad, and I have no doubt that the vaccine is safer than the flu itself. I can live with my dauther having side effects from the vaccine. I could not live with myself if she died from the flu.

Lorie - posted on 10/29/2009

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Both my children are NOT getting it, as I have heard so many times its new, they haven't tested to much and gdd only knows what kind of effect it will have on our children. They don't really know. As my husband put it, if you get the shot its in you but if you don't get the shot your not going to get the flu for 100%. You might not even get it at all. Also Iam 26 weeks pregnant and they have no idea what type of sideeffects they will have on my unborn child.

Christie - posted on 10/28/2009

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I am a nurse and the vaccine is very safe it is just like the reg flu shot. I wil get it for my child as soon as I can I have already got it for myself.

Nikki - posted on 10/28/2009

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im not to sure what i want for my kids i want them to get the vacine then it new so i dont want to trust somrthing im not to sure about.

Kristy - posted on 10/27/2009

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100% PRO speaking as a mother 1st and a RN 2nd there's no better reason to give the flu shot then right now. Do your research on official government and health canada websites and avoid all the unsureness and speculation.

Tashamonique - posted on 10/27/2009

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yeah i don't think so.. the vaccine was whipped up way to fast. i don't want my children to be worse off in the long run

Shonda - posted on 10/27/2009

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I was back and forth but have finally decided on yes.. The reason is if they had had the swine flu issues a few weeks earlier it would have already been in the regular flu shots. Noone would be having this question.

Sara - posted on 10/27/2009

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an Australian vaccine is what my daughter tested. They have done a nation wide research study on kids 6 months to 8 years old. Like I said before, I can't be sure yet whether my daughter got the actual vaccine (with a booster) but the chances are high and she had minor side effects. Research it to put your mind at ease if necessary but a Utah high school was down for a week or so when most of the students got the swine flu. Whether you do it or not get the facts...

Elexis - posted on 10/27/2009

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No I will not seeing as they are using a live vaccine. All who take it will be test subjects. They mass tested it out in Australia on children and pregnant woman. It is a big mess up how this H1N1 got spread in the first place...

Mary Louise - posted on 10/26/2009

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First, I just have to do this sweetie. It is their not there. Now onto the dreaded vaccine: NO WAY! JOSE!! Not my grands. I'll take them to the beach in dead of winter and let them swim in the freezing ocean first. And you can take that to the bank.

Kim - posted on 10/26/2009

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Read up on what happened in the vaccination efforts for H1N1 in 1976, where they pushed to get the vaccine out quickly, as they are today. It cemented my decision to not get myself or my child vaccinated. Here is just one article but, you can google others. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/yben...

Kelley - posted on 10/26/2009

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I wouldn't do it, flat out. I saw on the news how grown people were having horrible, and painful side effects from it, so imagine what it might do to a child. I got my son the flu vaccine, but until there's more information about the N1H1 vaccine, I wouldn't do it. :)

Sara - posted on 10/26/2009

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I'm not sure whether my daughter got it because I entered her into a blind study on the vaccine. She had no ill effects but a lack of appetite and diarrhea for a couple days. If you are worried about swine flu I'd get it or discuss with the pediatrician.

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I honestly wouldnt get it for my duaghter. Its way to new for me. it hasnt even been fda tested yet if i remember correctly. there is also no way they know how is will affect our kids down the road. I know its just pretty much the flu shot with a different flu in it but we dont even now the long term affects of this flu in our own bodies. what if this flu never goes away but can lie dormant for a while before flaring up agian?? Then if you give the kid the vac and it flares up years later because your child has a "dead' strain injected into them? there are many disease that operate this way out there hense why there is no vac for syphilis. it is a dormant type virus that never actually dies. sorry to be the pariniod one here but i still ask for the mercury free vacs at the dr because of the higher risk of autism. It is your own personal chioce. Just research it and way the outcomes. good luck.

Jenn - posted on 10/26/2009

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I've been on the fence with this decision for awhile now. I think I've finally decided to get my son the vax when it's avalable (not avail here in NJ yet). I was a bit worried about the safety due to the quick production, but now that I know it's really no different then the seasonal flu shot ( son does get this vax), other then the strain of flu itself, I'm alot less worried. It's really a personal choice, and I think the best way to decide is by weighing the risk factors.

Christina - posted on 10/26/2009

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honestly i dont like it. its too new. who knows what kind of side effects it will have on our kids in thirty years, we dont want to set them up for disaster, i do however beleive in the older vaccines, the ones that have proven to get rid of polio and such.

Christina - posted on 10/26/2009

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honestly i dont like it. its too new. who knows what kind of side effects it will have on our kids in thirty years, we dont want to set them up for disaster, i do however beleive in the older vaccines, the ones that have proven to get rid of polio and such.

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