Log In Sign Up

Flu Shots


Forum: Stay At Home Mommies

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree9Likes

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Stay At Home Mommies LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
January 11th, 2013, 08:07 AM
i:heart:you's Avatar Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 17,014
Do you get one? How about your kids?

I didn't get one this year and I always do but now that this whole flu thing is wide spread the news is freaking me out, I'm thinking I should get one.
__________________


**Thank you Bokkechick for my awesome siggy**
Reply With Quote
  #2  
January 11th, 2013, 08:26 AM
*Kiliki*'s Avatar i have absolute power
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: By a Cornfield, Nebraska
Posts: 26,297
dh did....me and the kids did not...we have never gotten them before
__________________
*Kristy wife to Karl, mom to Raianna(13) Elyse(11) and Helena(7)*
click me!---> Come Join us at Stay At Home Mommies!!! <---click me!
click me!---> Come Join us at Mommy Weightloss and Fitness!!! <---click me!
Request Siggy Here SEE GALLERY HERE Request Banner Siggy Here





Reply With Quote
  #3  
January 11th, 2013, 09:37 AM
4 Boys & 4 Girls !
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3,563
We have never got them either. I am totally not for it for one main reason because everytime its offered they tell me the flu shots include the swine flu ( H1N1 )vaccine in it. I just have mixed feelings about that vaccine. However, I hear that the US is having the worst outbreak of flu ever and there has been alot of poor outcomes from it. That is really scary and makes me wonder if its worth searching for more info about whats included in the flu shot and if there are any offered that are just the flu shot itself.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
January 11th, 2013, 09:44 AM
RobinX02's Avatar Crazy mom of 3!
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 4,171
Myself and the kids have not. Dont believe DH did this year. He has in the passed though.
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter
Thanks *Kiliki* for my siggy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
January 11th, 2013, 09:48 AM
Amaranth Dhanya's Avatar aka Hillarie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In the West
Posts: 11,182
Send a message via Yahoo to Amaranth Dhanya
None of us get them...never do.

Personally, every year they seem to say the same thing "worst outbreak ever", "really bad strain this year", etc and I just dont believe it.

This year its scary and ugly again and limited vaccines and not super success with them and all that. Seems these comments are made yearly.

None of us have ever had the flu and if we get it we'll buckle down and tend to it.
__________________






~My thanks to *Kiliki* for the siggy and Lucy S for the blinkies~
Reply With Quote
  #6  
January 11th, 2013, 09:58 AM
MidgeMadge's Avatar Queen Turd. Bow down.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albany-ISH, New York
Posts: 33,889
Another no here, none of us. I've actually never had a flu shot- and *knock on wood* I've never in my LIFE gotten the flu. DH and Alexis do not get it, either. It's the one shot/only one I refuse.
IronMamma likes this.
__________________
Erika & Christiaan (7.27.2004)
.. and our daughter, Alexis..

Reply With Quote
  #7  
January 11th, 2013, 11:30 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 36,142
Nope, none of us have gotten it either.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
January 11th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Still Trying for #1
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 2,491
Never had the flu shot and DH hasn't either.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #9  
January 11th, 2013, 02:13 PM
birdblue's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,130
Our family didn't.
__________________

Thank you so much Jaidynsmum for the beautiful siggy!



Reply With Quote
  #10  
January 11th, 2013, 02:53 PM
IronMamma's Avatar Intactivist
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,974
Our family does not get any shots
WidgetMommy likes this.
__________________


Thank you *Kiliki* for my perfect siggy

Want to find a calmer way to parent? Please visit here HINTA Hitting Is Never The Answer
Gentle parenting is about guiding instead of controlling,
connecting instead of punishing,
and encouraging instead of demanding.
It's about listening, understanding, responding and communicating.

)O( Peace on Earth begins at Home )O(

Reply With Quote
  #11  
January 11th, 2013, 07:11 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 14
We are very pro-vaccination and my husband is diabetic so getting the flu could be deadly for him. We all got our flu shot, though I did the nasal spray version because I hate needles.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
January 11th, 2013, 08:49 PM
acupofjoe's Avatar Proud mama of three!
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: washington state.
Posts: 21,341
Send a message via Yahoo to acupofjoe
Yep, We all get them here. I personally think it is really important.
__________________
Nessa proud married working mother of three kids in Washington state. Trying to raise our family of five as LDS. Taking life one day at a time.
Jordan - 6 yr; Stan - 4 yr; & Tyler - 2 yr.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
January 12th, 2013, 10:13 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,769
Audrey got hers at her 18 month appt.
DH and I did not.
__________________






Reply With Quote
  #14  
January 12th, 2013, 11:47 AM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Small Town, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 5,639
I don't vaccinate for flu shots. They push it really hard up here and I am just not comfortable with it. That and a few others. I am VERY selective with vaccinations.
__________________
~Rachel~

Proud mama to:

Avery Elizabeth (08/27/2011) & Dawsyn Brielle (10/29/2013)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
January 12th, 2013, 12:49 PM
TheOnlyPink's Avatar .... In a house of blue!
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 9,042
I'm also selective with vaccinations. I have never had a flu shot and i've never had the flu. My kids wont be getting one either.

As hillarie aid, if we get the flu we will batten down the hatches and get on with it. None of us have any underlying medical conditions that would complicate a dose of the flu.
Amaranth Dhanya likes this.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #16  
January 12th, 2013, 04:52 PM
RinkMom's Avatar Super Hockey Mom
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,524
No one here has gotten it and we won't be getting it.
__________________
*********Formerly Soon2B5*********
Reply With Quote
  #17  
January 12th, 2013, 05:00 PM
TreeTog's Avatar Love is in the Air!
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: La Porte, TX
Posts: 2,323
My husband and I need to get flu shots. My eldest son got a flu shot. My youngest son is allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot.

Leslie
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #18  
January 12th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Celine's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: East Coast
Posts: 2,242
I thought about it a lot and decided to do the flu shot for Sophia. She is in contact with a lot of snotty noses at the gyms daycare and the library.

DH and I got the flu shot as well. I don't know if it will help but I am going to do whatever I can to not get sick. I am eating lots of fruits with Vitamin C, too.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
January 12th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Eowyn's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,400
The kids, Dh and I never have gotten a flu shot.
I can count the number of times I've picked up the flu as an adult on one hand.
The kids got a mild case of the stomach flu one year. It's not as bad as all that. I'd rather have the flu than a wicked sore throat and cough or something.
I dont worry about it, but we also homeschool so they are not in contact with a class full of children every day so I don't know if that has much to do with it but they are healthy kids and rarely get sick.
I understand many people feel differently and I respect that but unless youre at high risk with health problems I dont see the point of receiving a flu shot.
Healthy individuals should not need a flu shot.
Flu strains are different year by year and the flu vaccines are not as effective as most people believe.

Friends of mine get the flu vaccine for their whole family every year and at least one of them gets sick every year anyway.


Flu vaccine not as effective as thought, new study says | Minnesota Public Radio News

If youre unsure about what choice is best for you or your little one just make sure you research it to the best of your ability and speak to your doctor candidly about it.

Last edited by Eowyn; January 12th, 2013 at 09:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
January 12th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,141
No flu shots for any of us either. I'm a SAHM to two little ones and another on the way.
i:heart:you likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0