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flu shot?

I got my DD a flu shot every year, but this year she isn't in daycare (I lost my job so I'm a SAHM now). I now have a 4 month old as well. I'll also be watching my nephew when my SIL goes back to work. I think I will still need to get my girls flu shots to be safe. Are you getting your kids flu shots?

 
Ashlynnsmommy07

Asked by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:58 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I do it every year. Ever go shopping? Ever go to parks, the library, or step outside your home? Then the flu shot might just be for you if you answer yes to any of those questions. Last year my son had the actual flu. For three weka he could not lift his head off his pillow. Unfortunately for him- he got it before the vax was available in our area. So before the N1H1 vax arrived he came into contact with it. And it was a long time to get better. I had the shot way before my son b/c I am in medical - no virus.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 7:04 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • My son will be getting his tomorrow. His doctor recommends it.
    luvsmysonjames

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 2:12 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Absolutely not. There are better, safer, more natural ways to boost immunity.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 7:40 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • We do every year. The flu can turn into something very worse if not treated. Not worth the risk. Granted they can only "guess" what strain wil hit, but I think it's def. worth it. Even more so with kids, they pass all kinds of things around!!
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 2:11 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Plus, it also keeps you from passing it on to someone else, someone who might not have a "normal" immune-system...
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 2:12 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Nope. Never have and don't plan to.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:19 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • no.
    asil

    Answer by asil at 12:00 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I do not do flu shots, for me or my son. What he tends to get sick with during "flu season" is more sinus infections, bronchitis, and even pneumonia. I just can't believe that they can be so accurate as to 1) predict what strains will be most prevalent during a given season, 2) assure me that I do not already have immunity to those strains. Besides that, neither my son or I are really considered "at risk"; we're not immuno-compromised or suffering from other serious health issues.
    ruthie11617

    Answer by ruthie11617 at 2:03 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

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