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Old 12-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #11
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Our family does not get the flu shot. Never will. Instead we get whole food supplements to boost our immune system. We try to stick with healthy foods high in vitamin C and have adjustments by our chiropractor every other week. We practice good hand washing and make sure we get good rest in the flu/ cold season. I LOVE this blog post too. http://happilydomestic.blogspot.com/....html?spref=fb

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #12
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thanks for the links, ladies!
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot?

I have one more link - if anyone is wanting to get the flu shot but unsure of which have preservatives and which don't. Thimerosal is the name of the mercury containing preservative that is used in some vaccinations. The table in this link lists each vaccine for this flu season and which contain thimerosal and which don't. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/vaccines.htm
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #14
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot?

Thanks for all the links ladies! I have decided not to get the flu shot. I decided that if I wouldn't give it to my kids that are outside of my body, why would I give it to the one inside? So this winter we will do a lot of hand washing, eating healthy, getting plenty of rest and take our vitamins!
I had the flu when DD was very young and I was miserable so I understand why people get it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #15
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I did a few months back. I work in healthcare, and my risk of Flu exposure is significant. I wasn't pregnant at the time.
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot?

No. I believe *most* OBGYN's carry a "special" flu shot for pregnant or TTC women, which doesn't have all the preservatives or live viruses. That being said, the flu shot is one of those things that they *guess* which virus might be coming your way. But, they really don't know. So, maybe it will give you immunity for the viruses around you, maybe they won't. Some years their guessing is a total bust.

ETA: I decided not to get it, since I normally don't anyway. But they ask me every single time I go in there. It's so annoying!
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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Nope. We never do flu shots, they haven't proven themselves to work and I think Vitamin C, a diet full of fruits and veggies, combined with regular hand washing is the best defense anyways.
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