Flu Shots?

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Registered: 02-01-2011
Flu Shots?
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 9:20am
Has anyones dr brought up flu shots? I plan to ask at my 28 week appt on Tuesday but wondering if anyone has already discusses?
Maureen (Mom to DD 13, DS 8, and Baby Girl) Lilypie First Birthday tickers


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Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 12:17pm

My OB has always recommended it.

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 12:27pm
My doctor haven't said anything about it! I don't do flhu shots though. Even having the job I have, the fire department comes around giving out shots when things are going around but I always refuse
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 1:02pm

My doctor hasn't brought it up but no way will I get one.

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 2:34pm
I think my OB suggested at one of the first appointments that I get the flu shot at some point. However, I don't get them. I have had one flue shot my whole life and never gotten the flu (that I know of), so I just don't bother. I didn't get sick from the one shot I did have, but still, I don't like needles so I don't get the shot, lol.

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 3:16pm

My OB in CO never asked, not sure if my OB here in CA will but there is no way I will be getting one. I would rather just get the flu, which BTW I have never gotten during the winter AND never had the flu shot. Makenzie had swine flu and spinal meningitis at the same time the year before last and I didn't catch either. Both boys went on to get swine after her and I still didn't get it. I think I have a pretty good immune system. This year (because I'm pg and there will be a new baby) I plan to just keep everyones immune systems built up naturally.


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Registered: 06-23-2011
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 4:00pm

I work in the O.R. so getting the flu shot hasn't been my choice for the past few years, I'm basically

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 8:33pm
My Dr hasn't mentioned it, but I'll request it. I get it every year because it not only keeps me safe but keeps my kids safe as well. I don't want to be a carrier of any illness if I can avoid it.
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Sat, 09-10-2011 - 10:58pm
I won't be getting it but I'll probably take Olivia in for hers. This will be her 2nd and last year getting it. Her Dr guilted us into it last year and, after I thought about it, I regretted it. I'm only doing it this year so that there's 1 less reason to bar her from the hospital should there be some outbreak again this year.
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Registered: 05-07-2009
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 2:43pm
how can you build up their systems,would love to know?

mommy to

katelyn 14

randy 11

hannah 8

jacob 6

lydia 4

alayna -2



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Registered: 07-06-2011
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:42pm
My ob brought it up a at my last appointment she highly recommends that you get the flu and phnemonia shot. But if I have any sniffles or not feeling 100% I'm going to refuse. Last time I got the flu shot I was down for 3 days with flu like symptoms.

Also, if you didn't know this fathers are highly recommended to get the whooping cough and tetnus shots before baby is born. Mothers get the shot in the hospital after delivery. Per my obyn