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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:12 AM   1
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Flu Vaccine


I got a letter from the NHS inviting me to get my daughter vaccinated for flu. I didn't realise it was offered at this age so I'm caught on the back foot a bit.
Has anyone opted for their child to get it? Did they have any side effects from it? I'd just like a bit more information and other people's experiences before I go ahead with it or not.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:13 AM   2
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i have never had it or the flu so opted out but its entirely your decision



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:17 AM   3
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Most of my kids get offered it due to their ages or being asthmatic. Its a nasal spray and theyve never had any side effects from it.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:32 AM   4
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I'm prone to the flu myself, although my husband isnt so I'm in two minds as to what to do.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:37 AM   5
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I think you have to consider that you'll have a new baby in the house too over the winter season. Vaccinating yoyrself and daughter will help to protect baby. My friend alnost lost her twin newborn daughter earlier this year from flu, people dont realise how serious it is sometimes.
Its one vaccine thats particularly controversial due to it not protecting against all strains and strains mutating but for me the pros outweighed the cons.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 07:39 AM   6
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My eldest has had it the last two years, with no ill effects, and will again this year. She gets it done at school (nasal spray) so I thought 'why not?' It has been offered to my little two this year but would have to make them an appointment and get it done at the docs so probably wont bother.



 
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I think you have to consider that you'll have a new baby in the house too over the winter season. Vaccinating yoyrself and daughter will help to protect baby. My friend alnost lost her twin newborn daughter earlier this year from flu, people dont realise how serious it is sometimes.
Its one vaccine thats particularly controversial due to it not protecting against all strains and strains mutating but for me the pros outweighed the cons.
Yeah. The thought of having a little one in the house over the winter and a toddler bringing home all manner of germs was one that is swaying me towards getting it done.
I got mine last week and I've had no side affects with it so I'm hoping she'll be the same if I opt to get it done.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 10:11 AM   8
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We've been getting the flu vaccine since my son was born... and he was offered to have it last year and this year, too. No ill effects and I think it helped. My daughter and I both get the flu pretty regularly and I felt the vaccine helped.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 10:52 AM   9
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Ollie gets it due to being asthmatic and has never had any issues either jt I get offered it as I work with vulnerable adults who can broome very unwell.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2017, 13:33 PM   10
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My dd has had it every year since birth with no ill effects. I think it's different here in the US though, as the nasal spray wasn't available last year and again this year as it hasn't been as effective here as the shot, so they say. The worst part of the whole thing is the actual shot itself.



 
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