My son had his 9th shot yesterday. He gets one every year and so do I, neither of us have had ANY reaction and have never had the flu. The regular flu shot is safe, the H1N1, I don't know, it is a new vaccine, that is one I am leary about getting and probably won't. My son's pediatrician is getting it for his own kids, so that makes me a little more comfortable if I decide to get it for my son. NO ONE can get the flu from the flu shot, it is a dead virus and takes 2 weeks to become effective in the body. If someone gets sick before the 2 weeks is up, it is because they already had the virus in their body.
You have to do what you feel is best for your family and not listen to those that make you feel like a monster for vaccinating your children. There is no one way to raise a child. I do what I can to protect my son and those we come into contact with. My decisions affect others too.
at 4:36 PM on Oct. 10, 2009