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Swine Flu Vaccine: Is Your Toddler Getting One?

by Sheri Reed on October 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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H1N1 swine flu vaccineThe vaccine for swine flu or H1N1 is scheduled to arrive as early as tomorrow, Tuesday. As USA Today reports, "Kids under nine all require two doses of seasonal flu vaccine one month apart to get full protection the first time they are vaccinated, and the H1N1 vaccine adds two more shots. 'That means four pokes in a few months.'"

Are you getting the swine flu vaccine for your toddler?

Take our poll.

We'd love to hear why you will or won't be getting this vaccine for your toddler. Weigh in on our H1N1 vaccine poll below. Leave your explanations in the comments down below.

Question: Do you plan to get your toddler the H1N1/swine flu vaccine.
  1. Yes, my doctor advised me to. 7%
  2. Yes, this vaccine seems particularly important this flu season. 15%
  3. Yes, due to health issues, my toddler is in a high-risk group. 4%
  4. No, I don't vaccinate. 12%
  5. No, we get the flu shot, but this shot is too new. 38%
  6. Other (describe below) 24%
Total Votes: 100
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The Swine Flu Guide

Swine Flu Vaccine: Would You Give it to Your Kids?

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Filed Under: health, swine flu


  • sodapple


    October 5, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    we gave her the flu shot as we have done before but this one is just too new to try it,  i think it is unnecessary as she is only three.

  • justa...


    October 5, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    I chose other.  My kids are fully vaccinated but we don't do the flu shot and won't do the h1n1 shot either.  I think the flu shot is pointless and have no urge to get the swine flu shot either.  My kids rarely ever get sick and have zero health problems.  If anyone is going to get sick it will be me and I don't get the shots either.  I just suck it up, lol.  I get the flu almost every single winter and my kids have never had it.  They never get more then a cold (runny/stuffy nose and cough).

  • nays4...


    October 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    i chose other and the reason is that my doc advised me not to. it is just not a good shot to be giving. he does not have it in his office at all.

  • Busym...


    October 5, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Absolutely not.

  • ladys...


    October 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Not in a million years.

  • amyd4581


    October 5, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    No, I'm not getting it for either of my kids because the shot is too new and we don't know what the side effects are yet.  Not going to risk it.

  • momof...


    October 5, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    No I don't vaccinate and even if I did this shot is WAY too new.

  • auror...


    October 5, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    No swine flu shot, no shots period.

  • brand24


    October 5, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    my baby get the flu shot and that it know other shot like the swine flu

  • tgiamt


    October 5, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    I'm with justanotherjen, we vax but not against flu. 

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