Swine Flu?

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Swine Flu?
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Thu, 10-22-2009 - 11:41am

So who is concerned about the swine flu

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Registered: 02-13-2006
In reply to: cl_melissamc
Mon, 11-16-2009 - 5:03pm
I am very nervous about my kids getting it, along with myself as a diabetic. But I am also nervous about the vaccine itself. I don't worry about the other vaccines and my boys are both up to date with vaccinations, it's just because it's new.
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Registered: 12-03-2009
In reply to: cl_melissamc
Thu, 12-03-2009 - 2:20pm
I don't think that the flu shot is a good idea, I have done lots of research
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Registered: 05-02-2004
In reply to: cl_melissamc
Thu, 12-03-2009 - 7:45pm

My experience: We had the swine flu in August, after school started. Besides the fact that I had not been so sick in many, many years, was that my 4 year old son had respiratory issues. It was almost like asthma, and came on in the matter of an hour. I had to take him to the ER. It really scared him and he still talks about it. He had had one similar issue when he was about 9 months old, then nothing after that. I had almost forgotten about the first time. My other two kids did ok all considered. If we could have gotten the shot, we would have. In the future I am going to make sure that my youngest gets the flu shot for even regular flu so that we do not have any repeats if we can.

Does being diabetic put you at higher risk for complications if you get the flu? If so, how high? And how does that compare to complications from the shot? Both ways, you are a mom, you need to be there for those kids. Me, I would weigh both sides and go with the one with the least risk. Also, have you had seasonal flu shots in the past and had complications? The ingredients in the the swine flu shots are not supposed to be different than the seasonal flu.