H1N1

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Tue, 09-29-2009 - 6:44pm
Our school will be offering the H1N1 vaccine soon. Should I partake? What will you do?


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Registered: 08-24-2009
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 12:42am

I think you should do it. I a lot of campuses are having any of the students get vaccined for free. I'm getting one tomorrow. The younger people and kids should get one of course..Those are the ages that are getting really sick ans dying at.. :)


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Registered: 08-14-2007
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 4:23am

I wouldn't. I'm not a fan of getting any time of vaccine that hasn't been around to be tested long enough. That is the reason I don't get a flu accent or the HPV vaccine. God knows that there hasn't been enough testing to prove to me that there is no health impacts that I will suffer later on.


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Registered: 10-18-2005
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 8:29am
I would definately do it Mary... Mainly beacuse you work in a school and may have a slightly higher risk of contracting it and/or if you do get it you could spread it to children. And if the school is offering it, then it that much easier for
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 10:08am

That's definitely a very personal decision and everyone feels differently about it.

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Registered: 03-05-2006
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 2:30pm

Personally, I won't be getting it. I don't trust the large pharmaceutical companies one bit (biotech is a completely different story - they are actually innovative), and I think a lot of the hype being generated is so

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Registered: 06-04-2007
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 6:16pm

Personally, we're not partaking.

Other than the time I got the flu from the flu shot (and I don't care that certain healthcare professionals say that is not possible, I assure you that, though rare, it is), I haven't had the flu since the third grade (which is nothing short of a miracle considering my immune system). Tom has never had the flu. And Toby, while qualifying due to his age and prematurity, doesn't seem to be at high risk either since he and I both stay home and since Tom will be away.

We discussed it with Toby's pediatrician, and he felt there would be no clear-cut benefit. He would have recommended it if Toby were ever left with a sitter, placed in daycare, had a sibling in school, etc -- but since it's just me and Toby and the occasional trip to the grocery store, he, Tom, and I all felt basic precautions would suffice.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: foltz06
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 10:34pm

Oh but Mel, you would have had the flu MUCH worse had you not gotten the vaccine.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: foltz06
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 1:24pm

I won't be getting one, but I don't ever get flu shots. I rarely get sick, and I don't work with or have children, so I'm not really in the high-risk category. Since the effects of this particular flu haven't really been more serious than that of the typical flu, I'm not worried. If I had some complicating factor, I might feel differently, but given my current circumstances, I'm not worried about it.

Jesse used to always get sick after getting his flu shots in the Army. (Or, you know, flu-LIKE syptoms, right? lol)

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Registered: 06-04-2007
In reply to: foltz06
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 9:36pm
Tom has never gotten sick from all those inoculations, but I ended up getting strep from his strep vaccine after his first deployment. (Of course, I'm very prone to getting strep. The only year I haven't had it since 7th grade was last year while pregnant.)
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Registered: 06-10-2009
In reply to: foltz06
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:06pm
I was pretty much forced to have the flu vaccine for one of my nursing school clinical rotations. I got it last week, and I haven't been feeling well lately :/.
















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