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12/8/09 10:29 A

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No vaccines for my family. In fact, I just heard this morning on NPR that H1N1 is not as severe as thought at first. I feel common sense precautionary measures are probably the best protection for my family. You'll know what is right for you, just listen to your gut and heart.

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12/7/09 1:24 P

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I still haven't decided yet. My daughter stays home with me all day BUT we do go out a lot - grocery shopping, story time at the library, baby playdates, etc. I'm just not sure which way to go yet. They are just getting the vaccine now, so I'll have to decide soon. Good luck to you!

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11/9/09 7:51 P

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Personally we have decided not to do the H1N1 vaccination. My DH is laid off and stays home with our 11 month old, and he is not around other kids much, and as always we won't even go to family members houses if someone is sick, just not going there. I do work at a college, in massage therapy and knock on wood I haven't brought anything home yet, and we are on round 2 of students getting H1N1 in the program. But I think the risks out weight the benefits in our situation.

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11/9/09 2:59 P

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In my opinion there has not been sufficient testing on the vaccine for me to feel comfortable with having my son get it. The way I see it, it appears to be pretty much like the normal flu. Until I either feel it would be deadly to my child or the vaccine has been tested enough for my comfort I think we'll just stick to washing our hands quite frequently, using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available, Eating plenty of fruits and veggies, and drinking lots of water.

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11/9/09 2:02 P

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I would first like to state that I actually was all for getting my 15 month old daughter vaccinated for H1N1. Unfortunately our local health board has decided that the best way to vaccinate people is to cram everyone into one location. Ok I'm not a doctor but lets take hundreds of people during flu season and cram them all into one area. This sounds VERY counter-productive so I have decided to hold off on any flu shots until there is an option that does not involve exposing my child to MANY sick people (I'm sure there will be a lot of sick people there - most of which will have no idea that they have the flu).

My sister-in-law is actually just on the mend after a nasty case of H1N1. Thankfully she did not require hospitalization but it was a lot closer than we would have liked. I think this H1N1 can be really bad with little to no way of knowing who will be hit hard. Still we need to take measured risks that are right for our families. No matter your choice, let it be yours - don't be pressured.

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11/9/09 9:27 A

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I have had some ask me about getting it for my 9 month old... but I am not going to take him to get it. I have known quite a few babies that have had it and it wasn't that bad for them. Plus I think the babies may could have a reaction from it. I just don't think it is worth it. My family dr. doesn't even have any of the flu shot vaccine left. Said they were limited and probably will not get anymore. I guess I feel like they may get a strand of it either way.. or may not, so I am going to take my chances and pray the Lord lets it pass us by.


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11/6/09 5:30 P

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My husband and I both work in middle schools that have been effected by h1n1 (there were some kids in my husband's homeroom that got it).

We have not yet had the option to get the h1n1 (no supplies yet) but to my understanding, this flu is going after the 12-24 categorey (very odd for flu) and the kid isn't around anyone but us who might be carrying it.

Not really an opinion, but so far she hasn't gotten one.

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11/6/09 5:15 P

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From what I have heard and I haven't done much research which I should; is that most of the H1N1 flues that people are getting aren't that bad. The bad ones are the regular seasonal flu, but that is just from word of mouth. I only got my son (1 yr) a seasonal flu shot. The pediatrician didn't mention the need for the H1N1. I am just going to hope for the best that he doesn't get it.





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11/6/09 4:57 P

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I have to say my Peditrician only gave My 10 month old the regular flu shot. As for the H1n1 absolutely no way in H&ll No.

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11/6/09 4:44 P

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I'm feelin alot of pressure to get my 10mo. vaccinated for h1n1 and the seasonal flu. But i'm a little nervous cause i've heard some bad things about how the vaccine affects babies.And I know a couple of kids-one who is 1 1/2yrs-who had h1n1 and was over it in a couple of days.

I'm a stay at home mom and she's not around other kids very often. And, espesialy during the flu season i don't take her out more then neccisary. I want the best for my daughter, but right now, I'm not sure what that is.

Does anyone have any opinions on what i should do? emoticon

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