Would You Get the H1N1 Shot?

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H1N1 flu shotI never get flu shots -- but I'm five months pregnant and we are about to enter flu season. Plus, I'm nervous about swine flu or H1N1 (whatever you prefer to call it) and it's not just about me...it's about my twins growing inside me.

On my local news the other day, there was a story about a woman who volunteered her family (which included a toddler and an infant) to all get the H1N1 vaccination. They took part in the testing to see results of the shot in hopes to be protected.

Needles freak me out in general, but I'm not sure if I would volunteer my family to get the swine flu shot when it's still in its trial run.

Will it be enough to take extra precautions to avoid the flu (and the shot)?

Did you get the flu shot when you were pregnant? Do you get them each year? Would you consider getting the H1N1 vaccination?

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navyma23 navyma23

No I didn't get them when I was pregnant. I do get the regular flu shot each year. I will not be getting the H1N1, too much is unknown.

drago... dragonflylovr19

Yes, I did get the flu shot w/ my last 2 pregnancies.  And  will not get the H1N1 shot!

auror... aurorabunny

I would feed my son a bowl of glass shards and rusty nails before I would give him that shot.

Lovep... Loveplusmama

I am a believer in flu shots. I've had influenza, more than once and IT SUCKS. So, I get the shot. I didn't get it pregnant because I was in my first trimester during flu season and that's a no no. My employer, a hospital, now requires all employees to get a flu shot or provide a medical or religious written exemption. We had over 90% compliance last year.

Now, H1N1 is different. I don't think it will be like 1967 when there were many who suffered bad reactions to that "swine" flu vaccination. We've learned quite a bit. However, I really thought the swine flu shot would be just like a flu shot, with just a different virus in it.  The more I hear, the more that doesn't seem to be the case. Now, I will be asking MANY questions before anyone in my family gets that shot, but I'm not going to automatically say no. I'm hesitant...


Pblu9207 Pblu9207

Please research 60 min documentary of the 1976 swine flu epidemic. It was not real. 46 million people were vaccinated. Thousands of health people died within 24 hours following the vaccination. Also many had neurological disorders from the shot that resulted in complete paralysis.




momof... momoflilangel

I don't and won't get the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot. They all have controversial ingredients including mercury. And way too much is unknown about the swine flu shot. In 1976 when there was the first swine flu threat they made a vaccine for it and then shortly after recalled it b/c of serious side effects and some people died from it. What if that were to happen again? No thanks!

foodd... fooddiaryuser

Not for a long while...I don't understand why it is being produced in a foreign country, I heard that on the radio the other day.

RanaA... RanaAurora

Absolutely not.  I don't want to be part of guinea pigging.

aj_ba... aj_baby_06

No, no, and no.

ladys... ladysavage

Good freaking lord no. Never, I am not a lab rat.

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