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Pampered Chef: Swine Flu Vaccine?

Will you be getting the H1N1 vaccine?

  1. YES

    8 vote(s)
  2. NO

    29 vote(s)

    6 vote(s)
  1. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

    I have a question.. Are you getting the H1N1 vaccine.

    My main concern is my 2 year old daughter & that DH & I are trying to get pregnant. The vaccine is just so new, I'm afraid that there will be consequences later on for young children & pregnant women.

    Some parents at my daughter's playgroup got on the topic today & it was 50/50. There was a lady there that's a nurse at a hospital said "yes, but.." & went on a big thing about how there's pros & cons & the testing yadda yadda. Two pregnant ladies were there and one said her gyno recommended it (but she said she doesn't want to get it) & the other lady's gyno recommended not getting it b/c it's so new & they don't really know the effects on the baby.

    Just wanted some opinions. maybe you all will have a better outlook than I do.

    Also someone said to get the shot & not the nasal b/c the nasal contains a live virus.
    Oct 9, 2009
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    We won't be getting it for all of the same reasons you just stated.

    I don't care how much advertising they do about how safe it is. It's virtually untested, and there have been too many instances with other drugs where the public was told they were absolutely safe, only to find out later that people were dying from them. I don't trust it.

    Instead, I went to my local health food store and bought Oscillococcinum (Oscillococcinum : Natural Flu Medicine) to use if we start coming down with the Flu. It's good for all kinds of Flu, not just one kind, and it's actually been regulated by the FDA. I don't know why people don't know more about it, other than it's not from a major drug company, and Dr's don't get a kick-back on it.
    Oct 9, 2009
  3. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

    Thanks.. I am going to search for the natural flu med. & pass the link on to the ladies in my playgroup!
    Oct 9, 2009
  4. Porchechef

    Porchechef Member

    I'm absolutely not doing this! I am currently nursing and I am not going to put myself or my family at risk. It is too new to go for it.
    Oct 9, 2009
  5. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    Oct 9, 2009
  6. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

    The 3 people I know who got the 'regular' flu vaccine this year, got sick. So a big fat NO to this new vaccine!
    Oct 9, 2009
  7. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

    After this guy took the vaccine and this happened, I decided to pass on it.

  8. Chefgirl2

    Chefgirl2 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Both of my children have allergies and asthma. All of us are getting the H1N1 shot. Absolutely.
    Oct 9, 2009
  9. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

    We have asthma as well and have already gotten regular flu shots, but I haven't decided about the h1n1. But I think we may have already had it
    Oct 10, 2009
  10. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

    we wont be getting the flu shot, we dont get the regular shot so I am not subjecting them to the H1N1 shot either.
    Oct 10, 2009
  11. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

    We're not getting it. I feel its too new.
    Oct 10, 2009
  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    The Furry Guy will be getting the regular flu shot at work, but not H1N1. I will not be getting any. As a diabetic I'm on the list of people who is supposed to get it, but I really hate shots. For a diabetic I am in really good health, so I don't consider myself at great risk.

    And, yes, I hate shots more than the flu.
    Oct 10, 2009
  13. robochick84

    robochick84 Member

    As an individual with a compromised immune system due to several autoimmune diseases, my doctor is fully against me subjecting myself to the regular flu shot every year that has such a great unknown - I can't wait to hear is opinion on getting H1N1 next week when I am in. He is for alternative medications and naturopathic treatment if it is your thing. I currently take 1000 mg of Vitamin C along with a LOW dose of antibiotic every day to help my immune system have a fighting chance.

    BTW, I am a "health care" worker by classification. I do research in medicine, so by proxy I am exposed at intermittent times.
    Oct 10, 2009
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