(Closed) Flu vaccine for children?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, honestly if you are that concerned call your pedi back up and talk to someone you know is a trained and trusted medical profesional. I know there are plenty of medical bees but on the internet it is hard to tell those who know what they are talking about from the crazies. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There’s tons of reliable informaton at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ and http://www.flu.gov

The flu vaccine is especially recommended for children under the age of 5, but arm yourself with the information and make your own educated decision.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

There is formaldehyde in quite a few vaccines. The CDC says the amount is “safe”

I’ve never gotten the flu vaccine, even when working at the hospital, and I’ve never had it.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@runsyellowlites: Your hospital didn’t require it? All our clinical sites do. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@chasesgirl: Nope…. I was a phlebotomist so I was around alot of patients and in every department… it was optional if we wanted it.

I had never had the flu (still never had it) and saw more co-workers out sick after getting it, then those who didn’t get it… so I chose against it.

The only thing we were “required” to get was a tb test every year.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
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Not to threadjack, but does anyone know if formaldehyde builds up in the bloodstream over time?  Like, if my kids gets a flu shot every year for his/her lifetime, will the formaldehyde build up to dangerous levels over time, or is it something that will just be expelled from their system in a short period of time?  I don’t know much about this, so I’m curious.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

My pede recommends the flu vaccine until at least age 6 (if you’re already considering a stopping age) although she said every year is best.  By age 6, your kids should be washing their hands more often, and not picking their friend’s nose.  Mostly it’s about risk.  Very small children have weaker immune systems which may not be able to fight the flu appropriately.  They may not die, but they may become deaf, experience brain injury, or partial blindness from complications from the fever. 

I’ve had the flu, and I would rather get a shot every year then ever go through that again.  EVER.  My kids will be getting the flu shot yearly.

Post # 14
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@Not Blushing: Is there a reason you created an account just to come into every thread on the site talking about vaxing and promote your website?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

 I agree with MightySapphire its funny you have 7 post and they are all about vaccines. 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There was a good discussion about annual flu shots here that you might be interested in (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/spinoff-annual-flu-shots) but it wasn’t children specific.

Personally, I don’t get annual flu shots and wouldn’t unless I am in a high risk group.  Young children (under age 5, I think) are considered particularly high risk so I would likely give my young children the annual shot.

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