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Sep. 25th, 2009 @ 09:57 pm Doubts, concerns and worries
Let me start off by saying I get it. I understand the importance of immunizations, I know what herd immunity is, I vaccinate. I would prefer to spread them out a bit, the schedule packs a lot in the first 18 months. You will never catch me bringing V to a pox party, or even more mind-boggling, a H1N1 party.

Even before I heard that several studies have shown a link between seasonal flu shots and increased risk of H1N1, I was worried about flu vaccines in general.

As a multi-dose vaccine it contains thimerosal. Fine. I've heard it, I know there's no provable link. But there are concerns. There is a concern with general environmental contact with mercury. There is also this report, which seems to indicate the possibility of a link to AD.

The vaccine isn't going to be available to us until November, predictions are that the flu will peak before then (then again what good have they been so far). The Ontario government is now delaying seasonal flu shots until the H1N1 program is complete. Will it be too little too late? Is it too much thimerosal to no end? Do we bother with the seasonal shot?
Who does she think she is?
eh?
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From:n_decisive
Date:September 26th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
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She's going to school now, right? I think that, at her age, I'd do the flu vax.

For the record, my stance on thimerosal is that it doesn't need to be in vaccines regardless of what studies show, and I wish they'd start using some of the alternatives I hear are available, even if they are a bit more expensive.
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From:i_beckygardens
Date:September 26th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
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I've never had a flu shot. I might get the h1n1 when it comes out, but I don't bother with the seasonal
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From:blond_not_blind
Date:September 26th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Not of us has ever gone for a flu shot, not me, not any of my three children. I am knocking wood here, but none of us have had more than a 24 hour virus and even that's rare. My ex mother-in-law is a nurse and when they first started pushing them she said it seemed like more people were getting sick from the shot than were getting sick without it. This made sense to me from what I had read about how vaccinations work so as long as they aren't mandatory we will be opting out.
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From:stella0017
Date:October 5th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm in the never had the flu, why put it in my body camp. neither shot for us!
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