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Old 10-05-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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Flu shot??

At my last ob visit, my dr. wanted to know if I wanted to get the flu shot. I guess they recommend it for pregnant women. I told her that I didn't know, and that I'd think about it.

My dd is in preschool, so we would be more at risk than if she was at home. However, the last time we had the flu at our house, me and dh were sick for three days. DD, who had the flu shot that year, was sick with 104 temp for over a week and was almost put in the hospital!

So, are you getting the flu shot?

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: Flu shot??

Everytime my DS (now 5yo) has gotten the flu shot he's gone into the hospital for pneumonia, so I would say don't do it.

In the interest of full disclosure I'll tell you that I'm completely against all vaccines now and that does sway my opinion a bit. However, what I said above was still true when I was pro-vax.
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My DD got a flu shot last year and got the flu REALLY badly about a month later. Since our flu shots are formulated based on last year's strains, I don't really trust them as protection and will not be getting one myself or giving one to DD.
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Even when we were a vaxxing family, we never got flu shots. We never get the flu. None of my kids have ever had it and I can't remember the last time dh or I have had it..
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No flu shot for me. I'm in the high risk group twice (asthma and pregnant) but I still will not be getting it. When we decided to no longer vax DD, that included me and future kiddos. It would be hypocritical otherwise.
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We don't do flu shots. Everyone I've known has ended up worse off for having the shot than we have when we get the flu.
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Myself and Claire are in the high risk group (multiple allergies and asthma) but I would say that our family is high risk for side effects of any and all vax's so we will never get them again. Last years shots, we found out too late, had mercury in them. Tiffany's Asperger's shot through the freakin roof!
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No way will I get a flu shot or give them to my kids. Everyone I have ever known that got a flu shot got extremely sick after getting it. I've never had a flu shot and never have had the flu.
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Thanks everyone. I have always leaned toward not getting it, I just wanted to see everyone else's thoughts.
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