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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 15:08 PM   11
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My DS has had it the last 2 or 3 years and my DD is eligible this year. We're all getting it this year. Flu is miserable at best and can be fatal at worst.

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Old Oct 9th, 2017, 07:08 AM   12
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Yes, we always get it. I get it every year anyway as I'm asthmatic, but my daughter has had it the past two years (age 2 and 3) and will get it again this year via the school vaccination programme. It's the nasal spray, so really no big deal. Mine actually loves it. She talks about it for months afterwards as she thought it was so funny they sprayed it up her nose. She's actually excited to get it this year. Never had any side effects. Flu is supposed to be particularly bad this year, so any protection you can get will help you (even though the vaccine is not 100% effective in any given year).

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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 02:15 AM   13
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Thanks for your input ladies. It seems no one's LO's have had any side effects to the vaccine so I'll speak to OH tonight and see if he is happy for me to book her an appointment. I didn't have any side effects when I got it so hopefully DD will be the same.

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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 14:42 PM   14
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DD1 got it for the first time last year was quick and easy no side affects . Will get it again this year . DD2 will be too young apparently but she would have been given it too ! She always catches things and goes straight to her chest!

I'd defiantly be more wary with a newborn in the house too .

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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 16:25 PM   15
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We get it every year. No ill effects from it whatsoever. I would 100% get it with a newborn in the house.

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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 15:04 PM   16
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I'm going against the grain here, but I always decline it for my daughter, this is the third year she has been eligible and I've declined.

The spray vaccine is a live virus, which sheds from the nasal passage after its given (they say for up to 28 days, but very few actually still shedding after that long). Which means that live flu virus is being left everywhere little ones who have had it go. A weakened version of course, but having live flu virus spread all over my home, when my toddler is too young for the vaccine, is not something I wish to have.

This spray is also still relatively new. They have no idea of the long term side effects e.g. On fertility, and so I am not comfortable with that. Also it's not totally effective, it only protects against about half of strains of flu, those which are "predicted", and so you can get it for them but they can still get flu anyway.

The spray is considered relatively ineffective, it's been removed in some countries - someone above mentioned it's no longer available in the USA, and I believe Belgium have also pulled it.

For those reasons, I decline

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Old Oct 24th, 2017, 23:50 PM   17
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Personally this is one I avoid as I believe it doesn't work and their's no point. I keep my daughter's immune system healthy other ways. This vaccine isn't helpful and not necessary. But that's my opinion. Not sure if this is relevant, but the flu vaccine has also recently been linked to miscarriage.

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Old Dec 4th, 2017, 04:07 AM   18
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I am very much concious about these vaccines. My child is 4 years old and she has got 3 vaccines already of different flus. Result of the carelessness of this vaccine, you see that on some asian and african countries.



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