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Will you and/or your LO get the flu shot this winter? Why or why not? When Tyler had his 15 month, the doctor asked if I wanted to get the flu shot for either him or my DD. I declined and he asked me why. I told him that I hadn't talked to my DH. After talking with him, he said he didn't care either way so I hadn't planned on getting it for them. I don't know why exactly but I had decided not to. However, all of us got colds this week and now he wants me to get them the flu shot. I do not plan on getting nor does my husband. I am still not sure what to do with the kids though.
All 3 of us have already gotten the shot. With O in day care and me working in a high school it is standard defense around here. I had the actual flu a few years back while working in a preschool and it just about did me in. I will do whatever I can to avoid going through it again... especially now that I'm taking care of a little guy on my own during the week. And I wouldn't want Oren to get it either... it was just brutal.
I will get it for sure. I will probably get it for Paige. I hadn't thought of a reason not to do it for her, but I want to make sure and do the research first. The AAP recommends getting it. Paige is also in daycare, and I wouldn't want her to get sick from another kid.
Dakota will -- My husband thinks it's good for him. I will not. I've never had it and I don't get sick offen. I'm afraid that if I get the shot it will make it easier for me to get sick. [I'm weird.. i know]
I had mine at work yesterday. Libby had her 15 mo appt last Friday and we declined. She already was receiving 2 vaccs that day so I didn't want to add another. I will take her during the clinics in the next couple weeks.
I got one and all the kids will be getting one, mainly because of the new baby coming soon. But we hardly ever get sick and don't get it every year. I am not completely convinced it makes a difference...