h1n1-Keep my babies out of school? HELP!
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|Sun, 10-25-2009 - 3:27pm|
Hi everyone - this is an important question I just had to get all of your feedback on as the H1N1 flu has hit my hometown. This happened while we were on vacation in FL (I live in CT) and now I'm really really nervous to send Autumn to preschool, and my 1 year old (who just started daycare part time in Sept) because I am scared that they will come in contact. There were 217 middle school-aged children out on Friday.
I have been torn about getting them the vaccine - but my instinct is telling me to get it for them. Autumn has had the flu shot since she was a baby, and did fine with it, so I expect Brady to do the same. BUT now that Autumn is three, she has to get the kind with thimerosol in it because they give that to patients 3 and up. That in itself makes me nervous!! I am going to see if I can request her to get the mercury free kind - but not sure how far I will get.
Anyway, should I keep them out of school until they are vaccinated?? What would you do?? I am very nervous. You know it's a scary world when a mother has to make such decisions. I'm not a negative-minded person (I always try to see the bright side of things) but this is scaring me to no end!
P.S. Sorry for the old siggy - haven't posted in awhile and really need to get a new one!