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Should i let my daughter get the flu shot?

She is going to be 2,
I have another baby on the way,
I myself never had the flu shot, as a child nor adult
My husband wants her to get the flu shot, for the little ones sake,
but its not all fair, why doesnt he get one himmself then,

My mother says she wouldnt he says he wants too,

I am so confused on what to do,
Are you going to get your child the flu shot, or have you already?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (21)
  • Yes, my daughter had the flu shot last year and she will have it again this year. I did tons of research last year (called the CDC, her doctor, books, etc) and decided that it was best for her to have it.

    I feel that if I do not allow her to get the shot and she gets seriously ill this year I will blame myself.

    Answer by rcbrown at 4:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • no no flu shot here.
    there is nothing that PROVES that you would have gotten the flu if you DIDNT get the shot. i havent gotten the flu in like 9 years if not more, and i havent gotten the shot that long either. You usually gET the flu or a fever or diahrea or any other sickness when you get the shot. i see it as pointless.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • I hear that, I heard that the Mercy in the shot , can be linked to autism is that true,?


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • mercury well thats a little controversial many peolpe think it does many people think it doesnt but other than the mercury that they still havent taken out, there are so many nasty ingredients in it... google it. its disgusting!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • I would get your whole family into the doctors if you have the little one on the way,

    You dont want to chance it,

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • im pregnant and im not getting the flu shot.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • i personally don't get the flu shot neither does my husband.
    i did get a flu shot for my daughter last winter because at the time we were spending 1 or 2 nights a week with my husband's 90 year old grandmother who gets the flu in the wintertime.
    since we are no longer spending the night with her i won't be getting the shot for my daughter.

    Answer by heatherama at 4:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • You read my mind by bringing up this topic. I ran a post on my ToddlerBuzz ( blog about this very thing. According to a poll, most moms are not going to get the shot for their toddler.
    Cafe Cynthia

    Answer by Cafe Cynthia at 4:25 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • if he wont get it then whats the diffrence if protecting the other baby!
    My DD, DH, & me WONT be getting the flu shot.

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 4:34 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • We will NOT be getting the flu shot.

    Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 5:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2008