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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
6th Dec '12

I get it, but if I wasn't high risk for flu-related complications I probably wouldn't.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
6th Dec '12

DD doesn't get them, and I normally don't but my OB recommended that I do to protect LO when she's born since its the flu season. I'd rather be safe than sorry

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
6th Dec '12

i don't and neither do my kids.



although CDC claims that this flu season is supposed to be "one of the worst in history".

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4953 posts
status 6th Dec '12

I haven't gotten a flu shot in eight years. DD has never gotten one and neither has DH *knock on wood* and neither of them have ever gotten the flu.
The last time I got a flu shot (in 2004) I wound up in the hospital from severe dehydration because I in fact had gotten the flu. Haven't contracted the flu since that time.

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
6th Dec '12

My Dad got a flu shot & was super sick for days! So I will never get one. DD got one & it also made her super sick!

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
6th Dec '12

We don't and won't do it.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
6th Dec '12

We dont get them. I cant I had a allergic reaction to having flu shot when I was little when I had my first shot. My throat closed up and I turned blues with hives everywhere. So no flu shot for me ever.

HappinessInMisery 3 kids; Ohio 30396 posts
6th Dec '12

Nope
It's stupid
Way too many dangerous things to jab my kids with it
Didnt do h1n1 either

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
6th Dec '12

I guess Im just worrying because ds randomly threw up at my moms.
Then reading the news article and hearing on the news about the teenage girl dying. Then the thought of having a newborn, and all these germs everywhere makes me question whether I and dh should get one. This is all who should get shots according to Department of Health.



Pregnant women
Children younger than five, but especially children younger than two years old
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, neurologic disorder, blood disorder or a weakened immune system
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu including healthcare workers, household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu and household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (who are too young to be vaccinated)
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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
6th Dec '12
MomOfThreeBoys 2 kids; Dayton, Ohio 5096 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting VAR's Mommy:" i don't and neither do my kids. although CDC claims that this flu season is supposed to be "one of the worst in history"."


I feel like they say this every year...

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
6th Dec '12

The Influenza shot is not for the stomach flu. Influenza is a respiratory infection. Stomach flu is a gastro infection.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
6th Dec '12

I've never received the flu shot and neither have my kids.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
6th Dec '12

Never have had one..never have had the flu either

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
6th Dec '12

I didn't get it this year, but my daughter and DF did.