Flu Shot + H1N1 Vaccine

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
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@megz06:  It’s not something I’ve looked into or heard of before.  Another thing to consider though is that getting the flu has been linked to a higher rate of miscarriage.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
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Ohhhhhh things like this make me SO MAD!!!

Correlation does not equal causation. Anedotal evidence is not trustworthy. 

Here are the facts: 

1. Getting the flu during pregnancy is associated with miscarriage and potentially deadly complications for the mother. Here’s what March of Dimes says. 

2. Getting the flu or other viral illness during pregnancy has been linked to increased rate of autism. 

3. Newborns can’t get the flu vaccine, so antibodies from your breastmilk will be your baby’s only source of protection for the first six months of life. 

I have a Master’s degree in Public Health. My brain has a quarter of a million dollars worth of education on this stuff. 

Post # 5
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@megz06:  The “evidence” behind women miscarrying is anecdotal.  I’d take anecdotal evidence with a very big grain of salt.  With anecdotal evidence there is NO way to tell if in fact the vaccine caused or is even linked in any way to the miscarriage. 

It’s your decision to vaccinate or not, personally I think the benefit of the vaccine far outweighs the risk.  

Post # 8
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@megz06:  Another thing the correlation could be due to is painkillers.  Haven’t some of those also recently been correlated to a higher rate of miscarriages?  I used to use them when I got the vaccines because I would be pretty achy for a week afterward.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
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http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/11/28/h1n1-vaccine-and-miscarriages-more-antivaccine-fear-mongering-about-flu-vaccines/. It’s a blog by a scientist but I think it pretty accurately details all the flaws of this paper. 

 

Im a biologist with a masters degree and I got my flu shot ( intradermal preservative free) around 12w. The pharmacist funny enough was due the same day as me and she had gotten hers earlier that day. If you are really worried just ask for the preservative( Thimerosal) free vaccine.

There might be a few real health reasons to not get flu shots, like adverse reactions which I experienced with the nasal vaccine, but this study isn’t one of them.

 

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