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Old Oct 1st, 2017, 15:46 PM   11
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They've never asked to see my exemption at my flu or whooping cough vaccine before. Like a previous poster said they can always do a pregnancy test. It's crazy that the midwife wouldn't give you an exemption form until 16 weeks! I got given mine at booking at around 6 weeks!
I've made a GP appointment for Tuesday so hopefully they'll do it then!
I know right. The worst thing was she didn't know what I was talking about!! I'm really mad about it...



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2017, 19:00 PM   12
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Ugh, terrible! Luckily for us I don't think that's as big a problem here as in the US, well you do get the odd person refusing to vaccinate their kids but I hear a lot more about it happening in the US. I think it's because we don't pay for our vaccines so no one can claim it's the government trying to make money out of us. I hadn't heard about this miscarriage risk thing, I had the flu jab early in my first pregnancy (I think about 8 weeks?) and all was fine. And I didn't get flu of course!
Then the reason I started looking into it this time round is because I saw an article in the news saying that newborns with older siblings are 2-3 times more likely to catch flu before they have their own vaccination at 2 months, which obviously is the most dangerous time to get it (when they're really newborn). And it said if the mum had the jab while pregnant it gave those babies some form of protection during the first two months. So for sure I'm getting it, especially because my son is at full time school now. I haaaate injections but it'll be quick I know!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2017, 19:03 PM   13
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/...arents-advised

This was the article for anyone interested and it says getting older siblings vaccinated is a good idea too. Obviously for their own sake as well as baby's!



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2017, 17:15 PM   14
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Ugh, terrible! Luckily for us I don't think that's as big a problem here as in the US, well you do get the odd person refusing to vaccinate their kids but I hear a lot more about it happening in the US. I think it's because we don't pay for our vaccines so no one can claim it's the government trying to make money out of us. I hadn't heard about this miscarriage risk thing, I had the flu jab early in my first pregnancy (I think about 8 weeks?) and all was fine. And I didn't get flu of course!
Vaccines are free with insurance and I believe extremely inexpensive for children if you are not insured. But yea, it is a huge problem here with people not getting vaccinated. I work in the schools and review files with exemptions from vaccines all the time.

My doctor told me to get mine in October, something about how it is better to wait a bit since I am not due until Feb.

I also had the flu shot early with my son, I think 8 weeks as well. I had no problems with that and was extremely healthy that flu season. I just think about the horror stories of pregnant women getting the flu and dying or going into comas. To me that is far more risky than a flu shot that has research to back its safety.



 
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