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What was your experience with giving your child a flu shot? Side effects?

 
istealcookies

Asked by istealcookies at 4:32 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (22)
  • Never had any problems, if you child is in school, I think it is important!
    jshimmy

    Answer by jshimmy at 3:01 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • no side effects.....and no flu.
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Never had a problem with it. DD did get a runny nose after the shot last year but it could have been just a cold... Nothing major to report though.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My children have never had a flu shot and neither have I, and we rarely get sick.
    VanessaMomof2

    Answer by VanessaMomof2 at 4:44 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • No side effect and no flu. We even got the swine flu vax last year.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL AND MY BOYS HAVE NEVER HAD THE FLU....ITS CALLED PROPPER HANDWASHING AND KEEPING CLEAN
    mama2my2boys

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 4:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • It's not just a matter of handwashing and keeping clean. It's an AIRBORNE virus.
    istealcookies

    Comment by istealcookies (original poster) at 4:43 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Problem free. She's sore for a little bit, but that's to be expected with a poke.
    I got the shots last year as well, also no problems. And will be doing them again this year.
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 4:45 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • well also keeping your childs immune system at its best to fight off any airborne that may come their way with plenty of vit c and vitamins
    mama2my2boys

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 4:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • the "flu" shot doesnt protect against all the flu viruses that are out their and ive herd of people though its very rare but its can affect your nervous system this girl couldnt walk forward but could walk backwards and could only talk normal while running all due to the flu shot
    mama2my2boys

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 4:49 PM on Sep. 23, 2010