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questions about the h1n1 vax

which is better or worse to get, the live virus or the dead virus? does it make a difference if you're pregnant, getting the live or dead? is one more effective than the other, or has worse side effects? can one be more harmful to the fetus?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:36 AM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (3)
  • In the package insert for the dead virus SHOT, it says it has not been tested on pregnant women and they have no idea what the possible fetal harm could be.
    Pregnant women are not supposed to get the mist, the live virus, due to the fact you can actually catch the flu from it.
    Both are bad.
    Take 2000IUs of Vit D a day. :)
    IF you choose to get the shot, make sure it's mercury free.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 12:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • No-one knows the long term effects of the vaccine. It hasn't been well enough tested for anyone to know what's going to happen in the future.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:37 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • im 8 weeks pregnant and plan on getting the vax as soon as my dr has it available. i was also one of those people that said NO WAY im not getting it. but after research and speaking with my OB i will be getting the shot. the H1N1 vax is made the same way as the regular flu shot. and this vax is just as new as the regular flu shot is every year. they make a new flu shot every year hoping that they make the right strain to prevent people from getting sick. yes they have made the regular flu shot for years but the H1N1 is just another strain of the flu. also no one knew the long term effect as of the regular flu shot either but they still got it didnt they.

    being pregnant the risk associated with myself and my baby getting the H1N1 flu are much higher than the possible side effects of the vax. and to answer your question they are not giving pregnant women the live virus nasal spray. only the dead strain.

    Answer by jaxonsmmy at 12:05 PM on Oct. 30, 2009