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H1N1 vaccine poll

I keep going back and forth on this and I really don't know what to do. You all are pretty well versed on the topic and are intelligent ladies, so what do you think?
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  • In the same boat, and need to make a decision before my next apt. on the 17th. This poll doesn't help me much, but thanks for trying!
    So it goes.
  • What the hell does special snowflake mean in this situation?  OUT YOURSELF!
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  • You should probably look into it more if you are on the fence, but I know that pg women were one of the populations who were getting really sick/dying really early on.

    My sis works in public health and shes pg and shes getting the shot. 

    There is nothing saying you have to get it as soon as it comes out. You could wait a bit and see how things progress with the vaccine and the virus in your area. 

     

  • I voted special snowflake.

     

    I keep getting conflicting opinions from docs. So I'm still undecided. ARG!

  • Yes per my OB and my GP (also DS's pedi).

    So, yes.

  • I've been interested in this question and have asked three different doctors. They all advised against it for different reasons.
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    What the hell does special snowflake mean in this situation?  OUT YOURSELF!

    Maybe she has a severe food allergy that would possibly preclude her from being able to use the vaccine safely?

  • I vote check with your doctor and not a bunch of people on the internet. Wink

    In all seriousness, that's what I would.   I'd probably double check with my pcp that he agrees with my ob/gyn.  

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  • I voted special snowflake because I have no idea. Sorry. Sad   Have you talked to your OB/gyn about why you are struggling with the decision? 

    I'm still trying to decide what to do with DD.  My pediatrician advised against it but she's pretty much anti-flu shot all around so I don't know what to think about that, especially since I got flu shots before and when I was pregnant and they were fine.  So much conflicting info around. Ugh!

     

  • I keep going back and forth as well, although I'm not pg so my situation is a bit simpler.

    I called my PCP to get a regular flu shot and can't get in until at least October 16, so now I'm 100% convinced I'll get the flu (one or the other) before then and all of this will be a useless exercise in consideration anyway. Tongue Tied

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    I keep going back and forth as well, although I'm not pg so my situation is a bit simpler.

    I called my PCP to get a regular flu shot and can't get in until at least October 16, so now I'm 100% convinced I'll get the flu (one or the other) before then and all of this will be a useless exercise in consideration anyway. Tongue Tied

    OK, so this is what I don't get with respect to the other thread regarding healthcare workers being forced to take this flu shot.  There are people who question whether to have it, there are a number of medical professionals who advise against it, but people still think that all healthcare workers must take it.

    Shadow, I am not sure what I would do.  It seems like a classic case of damned if you do, damned if you don't.  I would probably feel guilty if something happened to my child regardless of whichever way I went.....so there you have my advice....lol.

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    I keep going back and forth as well, although I'm not pg so my situation is a bit simpler.

    I called my PCP to get a regular flu shot and can't get in until at least October 16, so now I'm 100% convinced I'll get the flu (one or the other) before then and all of this will be a useless exercise in consideration anyway. Tongue Tied

    OK, so this is what I don't get with respect to the other thread regarding healthcare workers being forced to take this flu shot.  There are people who question whether to have it, there are a number of medical professionals who advise against it, but people still think that all healthcare workers must take it.

    I'm not a HC worker.  If I was, I'd get it, no question.  As it is, I'm the type of person who doesn't even like to take aspirin for a headache.  I get a flu shot every year, and every year I wonder if I should bother or just let nature take its course.

    To be perfectly blunt, my biggest issue is that with two kids in tow, any visit to a doctor, even for something as simple as a shot, is a colossal PITA.  How do you react while sitting in a waiting room when a mom with two very young kids walks in?

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    I keep going back and forth as well, although I'm not pg so my situation is a bit simpler.

    I called my PCP to get a regular flu shot and can't get in until at least October 16, so now I'm 100% convinced I'll get the flu (one or the other) before then and all of this will be a useless exercise in consideration anyway. Tongue Tied

    OK, so this is what I don't get with respect to the other thread regarding healthcare workers being forced to take this flu shot.  There are people who question whether to have it, there are a number of medical professionals who advise against it, but people still think that all healthcare workers must take it.

    I'm not a HC worker.  If I was, I'd get it, no question.  As it is, I'm the type of person who doesn't even like to take aspirin for a headache.  I get a flu shot every year, and every year I wonder if I should bother or just let nature take its course.

    To be perfectly blunt, my biggest issue is that with two kids in tow, any visit to a doctor, even for something as simple as a shot, is a colossal PITA.  How do you react while sitting in a waiting room when a mom with two very young kids walks in?

    Yes, but there are a number of doctors out there who advise against having this shot.  We're forcing healthcare workers to have a shot that other very educated and experienced healthcare workers advise against.  This is where the disconnect is for me.  

    And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
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    Yes, but there are a number of doctors out there who advise against having this shot.  We're forcing healthcare workers to have a shot that other very educated and experienced healthcare workers advise against.  This is where the disconnect is for me.  

    I get that and there's no question that makes it tough - almost unfair - for the general public.  The fact that the vaccine is brand new and the drug companies have legal immunity does nothing to help with confidence. Confused 

    Here's some food for thought: I've been doing a fair amount of research on cholesterol and diet lately.  One thing I've learned is that the science behind all of this is far more unsettled than most people realize.  Very educated professionals can and do disagree.  This whole concept of conflicting medical advice is not specific to the H1N1.  People need to do their own research and make the decision that works best for them.  It's not ideal, but it's about the best we can do until science works out all the kinks, which may actually never happen.

  • I'm afraid to even vote...gah, we are getting regular flu vaccine tomorrow evening and I am so confused about DH and our family

    I would definately take the advice of your OB...I think, maybe, well, shouldn't you? possibly?

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  • I got the flu shot once when pinky was tiny. She was a barely a preemie born when RSV was a huge worry so my doctor talked me into it even though I usually don't get them.

    Anyway, I got the flu anyway when she about four months old. She didn't get sick but I got so dehydrated that my milk supply suffered. I didn't realize it though until she stopped gaining weight.

    I think the risks and benefits are about even if you ask me so I recommend doing whatever settles you. Personally, even if I was pregnant, I wouldn't get it. My kids aren't getting it and my husband will only get it if the army makes him. But I'm okay with that. I'm okay actually with getting the flu, I'm okay with getting the swine flu. In fact, I suspect I may have had it in August.



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