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Swine Flu Vaccination for kids

AshleyRFC Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hey Everyone

Feel like I've not been on here for ages but been really busy obviously with the kids over Christmas then couldn't tear myself away from Super Mario Bros, but now its completed I'm back lol.

Anyways just received letters for the Swine Flu Vaccination for my 2 youngest.

I'm not sure what to do, whether to let them have them or not, I've not turned down one yet, they've all had their MMR's etc, just not sure where to go with this one.

Was wondering what others takes were on it.

Have your children had it? If not why did you choose not to?

Any replies would be appreciated.

Thanks
Ashley
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #2
I'm considering this too, my 19 month old is due to have his at 5pm today, really not 100% sure.
1 Like #3
I would get it-wasnt sure at first but think its safest tbh. Our youngest hast had an appointment yet but when she does we will do it.

I discussed this just last week with one of my oldest daughters friends father,who is a doctor and he told me that for under fives it really is very important to get it and I trust his judgement.

Welcome back btw ashley-wondered where you were.
1 Like #4
ive had the same dilemma- ive not replied to my swine flu letters yet.i got, and i know a lot of people that have had swine flu-even children, and its not really all that bad. although my kids are under 5, they are normal/ healthy so if they were to get it then theres no real reason for them to be hospitalised. i know 2 pregnant people that have had it and its supposed to really hurt.
im using the excuse that it hasnt been tested for long enough for me to let mine have it. after all, tami flu dehydrated everyone.
#5
Thanks Sassie, didn't think to just run a search.
#6
barky
I would get it-wasnt sure at first but think its safest tbh. Our youngest hast had an appointment yet but when she does we will do it.

I discussed this just last week with one of my oldest daughters friends father,who is a doctor and he told me that for under fives it really is very important to get it and I trust his judgement.

Welcome back btw ashley-wondered where you were.


Thanks Barky, just couldn't put my game down until I completed all the levels, lol, dont like to move on without making sure everything is done in the world first, I'm such a saddo.
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AshleyRFC
Thanks Sassie, didn't think to just run a search.


i only knew because i had seen them, just posted incase you wanted to read through them, nice to see ya back, hope you and the family had a good xmas and best wishes for 2010 :thumbsup:
#8
theboss
I'm considering this too, my 19 month old is due to have his at 5pm today, really not 100% sure.


My appointment for them is the 18th of January, I'm going to phone my Health Visitor and see what she reckons, I've always said from the start that I would get all the vaccinations that they needed as I'd never forgive myself if they ended up with something that they coulda been protected from, but I look at the Swine Flu one differently for some reason.

s151
ive had the same dilemma- ive not replied to my swine flu letters yet.i got, and i know a lot of people that have had swine flu-even children, and its not really all that bad. although my kids are under 5, they are normal/ healthy so if they were to get it then theres no real reason for them to be hospitalised. i know 2 pregnant people that have had it and its supposed to really hurt.
im using the excuse that it hasnt been tested for long enough for me to let mine have it. after all, tami flu dehydrated everyone.


I'm worried that it would knock them sideways and off their feet for a few days.
1 Like #9
Glad it's not just me who can't decide!
1 Like #10
im haveing the same dilemma aswell, im glad its not just me. my doctors hav morning sessions so u just turn up with the letter but i didnt want to till i found more out, or spoke to anyone whos had it done
#11
sassie
i only knew because i had seen them, just posted incase you wanted to read through them, nice to see ya back, hope you and the family had a good xmas and best wishes for 2010 :thumbsup:


You too hun. xx

I guess in this situation its to each their own, not everyone is gonna agree on whats best, I had a read through the thread with the most comments, I think if these letters had of came in months ago when they were saying it was going to be an epidemic I woulda got it done but time has passed, not much granted but still not much has really came of it so far.

It's a tough decision.
1 Like #12
my youngest 2 also got their appts for 18th,i think i will be taking them but will prob worry sick about it until then
i had it myself a month or so ago as im pregnant felt fine after it but my arm was painful for days!!
1 Like #13
All my 3 children had swine flu together about 6 weeks ago, just after i'd had the vac myself as i have asthma - i must say that my youngest who's 4 was very poorly with it and it took him weeks to recover, was awful seeing him so ill (luckliy ok in time for xmas :)) so i'd recommend you take them for it personally.
1 Like #14
There are two vaccines available in the UK for swine flu - Pandemrix (made by GlaxoSmithKline) and Celvapan (made by Baxter).

Do your research on Baxter by typing into google "Baxter Swine Flu".

It is your right (along with your partners) to decide as a parent whether or not your child should be given the flu vaccine, just do as much research as possible before you make your decision.
1 Like #15
I am having it for my 13 month old. Took me a while to decide but if he has any health issues we dont know about he could be seriously ill, he also has asthma and gets colds bad.

He has his MMR 2 weeks after too.
[mod]#16
Mine are having it. Always listen to the advice of your doctor rather than the conspiracy theorists etc on here. :)
#17
Syzable
Mine are having it. Always listen to the advice of your doctor rather than the conspiracy theorists etc on here. :)


couldn't agree more. :thumbsup:
#18
Syzable
Mine are having it. Always listen to the advice of your doctor rather than the conspiracy theorists etc on here. :)


Dont worry, I wouldn't let anyone influence my decision, I just wanted to know whether others had got it for their kids.

Thanks for all the replies, rep on its way to as many as it will let me do.:thumbsup:
#19
hi how did ur kids get on today?
mine were fine having it,just wondering if they will be complaining tomorrow of a sore arm x

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