Log In Sign Up

Swine Flu Vaccine


Forum: Choosing to Vaccinate

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!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Choosing to Vaccinate LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
September 4th, 2009, 07:05 PM
KimberlyD0
Guest
Posts: n/a
Yes? No? Undecided??

I'm leaning towards no for this one, only because its so new. My mom wants us to get it because of my dad. He's super sick and catches anything and everything.

We've already had to confirmed cases of Swine Flu in my kids daycare too.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
September 5th, 2009, 01:34 AM
MamaLacey's Avatar Mama of two boys & TTC #3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,858
Send a message via AIM to MamaLacey Send a message via Yahoo to MamaLacey
I haven't decided 100% yet if we will or not.
__________________
My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
Meningitis Awareness FB - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness
Landan's Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLwEgZaS68
Landan's Memorial bracelets are available at his website below.

My Facebook - Landan's Memory-Of - AngelLandan.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
September 6th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Zanahoria's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 4,418
I want to know more about the vaccine before I decide for sure, but I'm leaning toward no because it was pumped out in such a hurry and is so new. Besides, I think my little one already has it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
September 16th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Jodi Dawn's Avatar Host of the Jan-July 05 P
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 25,747
Send a message via Yahoo to Jodi Dawn
I am so undecided. I watch a boy who goes to middle school and I have the What ifs.. he brings it to my house from school. I am so not sure about this. It is such a new and rushed vaccine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
September 19th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Zanahoria's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 4,418
Ok here's a question... Did they basically take the existing formula for the flu vaccine and just change the dead virus in it? Or is the whole thing totally new? That is a huge deciding factor for me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
September 21st, 2009, 10:27 AM
megal40's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,853
From what I have read, the chemicals are all the same, it is just the form of the flu virus that is different. However, I am not 100% confident in where they were made. Do we know the labs/manufacturers were the right places to make these. The element of rush has me concerned. Still not sure????
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #7  
September 21st, 2009, 04:29 PM
picklesmama's Avatar <;,><
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 22,604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zanahoria View Post
Ok here's a question... Did they basically take the existing formula for the flu vaccine and just change the dead virus in it? Or is the whole thing totally new? That is a huge deciding factor for me.
Yep, pretty much.
Quote:
Everyone has been worrying and theorizing about how these BRAND NEW vaccines are going to be made and what new and dangerous ingredients they might contain. Well, what has ended up happening is that these four companies have made their “swine” flu vaccines using the exact same process and ingredients that they’ve used for their regular flu vaccines. All they’ve changed is the strain of the flu germs that go into the vaccine.
Quote:
Originally Posted by megal40 View Post
From what I have read, the chemicals are all the same, it is just the form of the flu virus that is different. However, I am not 100% confident in where they were made. Do we know the labs/manufacturers were the right places to make these. The element of rush has me concerned. Still not sure????
AskDrSears - The Vaccine Book: Four Swine Flu Vaccines Approved by FDA
__________________

Crissy mama to Jack 7.16.01 ~ Mia Bella 10.29.02
Angus Pickle 2.24.04 ~ Sydney Bean 10.26.06 & Kater Tot 2.15.09

Looking for fun lunch ideas for kids? Check out my blog: BentOnBetterLunches!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
October 6th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Regular
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 81
My mother works for a city Health Dept. and I got my advice from her and my dr.s because of all the hype around this vaccine.

It's supposed to be the same formula as the regular flu vaccine. H1N1 IS the same bug, it's influenza type A, so it's just a slightly different strain that is in the vaccine. I'm not too concerned about the rush because they've been making the regular flu vaccines forever and I'm sure they have the formula down. Anyway, it's kind of a time-sensitive situation and there wouldn't be much benefit to going slow and producing something after peak flu season.

My pediatrician is only giving H1N1 to kids 2yrs +. It's recommended that care givers get the shot, so me, H, and grandparents are, since the little one can't yet. We're just trying to find it right now; some places around here won't have it for another week.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #9  
October 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Jean Grey's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 430
We're getting it. But I'm hoping that I can get the flu mist version for my 4 year old. He did well with the flu mist last year, so I'm hoping I can avoid a few pokes for him. I'm also having him get his 2nd chicken pox vaccine the same day, as long as they'll let me do that.
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 06:02 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0