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Old 01-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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Re: Flu Shot During Pregnancy

I am VERY pro vaccine. My son gets his vaccines early if not on time (got his Hep B early-ish and got his chicken pox a month early). However they would have to hit me over the head with a brick and put me in a coma before I would get any vaccine while pregnant. ESPECIALLY this year's flu vaccine. I firmly believe it doesn't work (this year). My son got the flu vaccine in August and he had the flu (at least all the symptoms they are saying the flu is this year) 2 weeks ago. He ended up handing it to me (11 weeks 3 days pregnant today) and I had it about 5 days after he got it. Thankfully this year's main strain isn't one that gives fevers.

So my is not to get the vaccine. Good luck with your decision!
Jennifer (39) - Wife since 12/2003 with 5 children - 3 waiting for me in heaven , and 2 delighting me everyday ! Lymphoma survivor and mother to baby born post pelvic radiation!
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