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h1n1 for 16mo

does anyone have any good advice on whether I really need the follow up shot; since I'm not comfortable with it anyway and DH thinks its a good idea.

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Asked by babygirl821 at 5:43 AM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I have never heard of a follow up shot. Our daughter had the swine flu shot and she is 8 months

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:59 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • if you're talking about the 2nd shot in the series I wouldn't bother. The h1n1 flu has calmed down all across the country, when was the last time you heard it mentioned on the news?

    Answer by Nyx7 at 6:52 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • More than 5 million doses of PEDIATRIC H1N1 have recently been RECALLED because the dosage has been found to be INEFFECTIVE!


    And I agree with the above poster. Swine Flu as not turned into the pandemic of the century. If anything, a NEW strain will develop, which will not be preventable by the current vaccine, so they'll need to start over from scratch!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:45 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Our pediatrician said our son only needed to get 1 shot but some of my friends, who go to other clinics, were told they need 2. I think it is up to you. We only are going to get 1.
    The H1N1 illnesses have decreased in our area... but I work on as an RN on a pediatrics floor and our manager said that they expect another wave in February based on trends... so I don't think we are in the clear.
    As far as children I've seen... if your child has any history of respiratory problems, like with asthma or wheezing with colds... I would get the shot. The kids that I've seen that are sicker than sick all have had a history of asthma.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:29 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

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