Question Of The Week: Flu Shots?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Question Of The Week: Flu Shots?
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Sun, 09-25-2011 - 6:37pm

I'm sure we've all seen the signs, the commercials and the flyers, get a flu shot.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Sun, 09-25-2011 - 11:47pm

Ds11 and I got ours today. Ds9 will get it this week, as will dd21. Dh does it at work (free) and I'll encourage dd18 to get one when I see her for parents' weekend on Friday. We only do the shots- I have a bit of a compromised immune system and besides, I'd rather not risk being under the weather with the mist.

Theresa

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 9:42am

I got mine at work last week, DH got his at the doc on Saturday, and the boys will be getting their's this week at their doc.




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Registered: 07-25-2007
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 3:40pm

No flu shots here for any of us.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 4:08pm

I have never had a flu shot, neither has my DH or Nathaniel, never had the flu either.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 10:55pm
We all will get it. My youngest has asthma (so no mist.) We ended up in the hospital with an asthma attack brought on by swine flu. I don't want to repeat that since the attacks seem to be occurring more the older he gets. I myself get every germ that comes along and get pretty sick each time. My kids seem to have inherited my immune system.

We eat healthy, vegetables and fruits, limit sugar and fats. We take vitamin supplements because we live in the north and do not get vitamin D, and I have switched to a milk without it. We get lots of exercise and we even homeschool, but we still get sick. All the kids have grown up around animals in the house, probably why his asthma is viral induced and not dander, dust or pollen. Anything that will help keep us from getting sick, like shots or not blowing on the same balloon as 5 other kids just blew up...we do it.

I am glad that others have healthy immune systems, it helps to keep us well. But we also do everything "right" and still have issues. Nature does not play on a level playing field with everything equal.
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Registered: 05-02-2004
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 10:58pm
Oh, and that really sucks about your friend with the baby. What a horrible thing to have happen. At the least though, the parents don't have to question themselves about "what if we had only gotten the shots?" A small thing, but a parent should not be in a position of double guessing themselves with something like that. Very sad.

I know it doesn't work perfect all the time, but it is the best I can do to help my son. I just hope each year that they get a good match.

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Tue, 09-27-2011 - 11:12am
We won't get it. I had the boys get it a few years back (felt pressured by the new ped). Only year my kids were ever sick with the flu to the point that they missed a week of school. Not sure if the shot did it or if it would have been worse without the shot. Just know that we are not doing it again.
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Registered: 08-31-2009
Tue, 09-27-2011 - 4:02pm

You cannot get the flu or any other illness from the flu shot!




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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 09-27-2011 - 4:31pm
I'm pretty sure none of us send our kids to school sick. Regardless of whether it is the flu or just a stomach virus that has to run its course fever free and vomit/diarrhea for 24 hours is the rule and most parents I know abide by that.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 09-27-2011 - 4:32pm
My grandma got it one year even though she got the flu shot.

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