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January 2nd, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Did your little one get a flu shot?
When?
Did they react okay?




Luke has not, and I am scared that it will hurt his arm. The flu shot always makes my arm hurt...But Im scared he will catch the flu if I dont get him vaccinated....
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January 2nd, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Yes, Kira got the shot (it was actually 2 shots, done a month apart in October and November). The shot was done in the thigh, just like the other vaccines. She had no reaction at all.
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January 2nd, 2013, 03:37 PM
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We all get our flu shots. JR did great with both of his (November and December). He was more angry that we took off his pants than the needle
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January 2nd, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Sofia had part one. She did just fine, no reaction. She has her second half on Friday.
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January 2nd, 2013, 06:49 PM
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January 3rd, 2013, 12:39 AM
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No we dont do any vaccines.
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January 3rd, 2013, 05:28 AM
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No we don't do the flu shot.
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January 3rd, 2013, 07:42 AM
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We all had ours. Archer got one at his 6 month checkup and the other dose later. He was not affected in the least.
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January 3rd, 2013, 01:27 PM
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yes she got it. two shots a month a part. in her thigh she didn't act upset by it after the initial shock of getting a shot.
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January 3rd, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Nick got the first part back in November but hasn't had the second part yet. The only reaction he's had to any shots is sleepiness for the rest of the day.

Lindsey, out of curiosity why don't you get any vaccinations? I know there are many reasons for and against them. I'm just curious as to what your thoughts are. Nick gets his because we do not have herd immunity in this area and we get breakouts of diseases here almost every year, last year was whooping cough.
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January 3rd, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Yes. She had no reaction other than the shock of the stick. She was fine and smiling at the nurse within 5 seconds. I'm more concerned with ending up with a very sick little girl than I am with a split second of pain.

I know some have reactions to them, but in our case we did not
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January 3rd, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Yes, our pediatrician highly recommended it! My LO got his first one, and gets the second one next week. No reactions. My older LO (she's 4) also got hers - since she's older she only needs one shot - also no reactions.

But, Hubby and I did not get the flu shot this year (we rarely get sick), and we got the flu. I was so bad, I ended up in the ER. It completely had me in bed for most of the days I was sick... and with two kids, getting rest was not easy.

Concerned for my kids I asked the doctor if they were "safe" since they received their flu shot, and he said that the flu shot is only as good as the last flu season. However, it did prevented them both from getting this years flu... aleast the major part of it. I will admit that both kids got a small fever and a cough - but I don't know if that was part of the flu, a cold from the cool weather, or daycare germs.

Since my kids go to daycare, germs are spread very easily between kids. But if your LO is at home, you will probably have more of the ability to sanitize, and keep things clean around the baby that I can.

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January 3rd, 2013, 08:26 PM
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No.

We don't vaccinate here. When my 4 year old got the flu we were at the pediatricians office and they swabbed him for it. The ped told me it was positive and I started feeling badly. He told me that half the kids he has seen that have the flu have been vaccinated against it and to not feel bad that there is a chance it wouldn't of mattered. They are a very pro vaccine office too. I get those darn "what could happen" hand outs at every visit and a 5 min lecture each time haha.
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January 3rd, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Is that really true? That half of the kids who get the flu have already been vaccinated for it? Ummm that makes me think twice! Whats the point then? I will ask my doctor!
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January 3rd, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Also Ashley, you can go to CDC website and look up for your state and see if it has already been hit or what is going on with the flu in your area. It hit my small town HARD and we had the health dept involved even. My 4 year old got it and brought it home, now Jaxson has it and Toryn started with symptoms tonight. One week at my 4 year olds school (1 preK and 2 kindergarten classes) HALF of the kids were out.

LOL, I'm not lying...I don't think he would've lied to me about it even to make me feel better, lol.
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January 4th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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we had part one but not part two he seemed fine im just too busy to drive in for part 2 and we stay home so yeah
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January 4th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Everyone I know that has gotten the flu has been vaccinated already. My son just tested positive today and he's hasn't been vaxed for it, but it is very mild and he seems to be doing fine. I'm hoping the breastfeeding will keep the baby from getting it.
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January 4th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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How Herd Immunity Works (and Why Anti-Vaccination Is Dangerous) - YouTube

Answers the questions as to why people are are vaccinated can still get the flu.
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January 4th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Maiya got the first one in December, in the thigh - she had no reaction to it...she has to get the booster soon
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