I know this can be a touchy subject, but I stress so much about whether or not to get my son the flu and now the H1N1 vaccines. I have several friends who feel very strongly about NOT getting the vaccines and after listening to all of their information I just don’t feel comfortable with it. I know I should be getting my info from the docs, but sometimes I feel like they don’t give you all the sides of it and just push to have it given. Rory got a flu vaccine last year, but did end up getting sick anyway. Now this year I just don’t feel comfortable with the idea of another vaccine that has had limited testing.
My oldest daughter’s school sponsered an H1N1 vaccine clinic, but they went with the nasal spray which none of my kids are eliglible for anway. My one close friend protested to the principal about it being held on school campus and she informed him that the insert states the children could potentially be contagious for up to 3 weeks. Since she and others do not vaccinate their children, she stated he should plan to excuse their abcenses for that time. Needless to say it was moved off campus.
I obviously want my children to be healthy, but I just get so nervous about vaccines now.