What about the flu vaccine/shot for those TTC?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by AppleSeed, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. AppleSeed

    AppleSeed TTC #1 Since July 2008

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    I work in the health care and in health care they reccommend that we get our flu vaccines. So - would you? Have you? Have you heard anything telling me that I should? Shouldn't? Feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. Sash13

    Sash13 WTT IMPATIENTLY after MC

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    I am a teacher and we have the opportunity to receive free flu shots on November 5th. I had intended to get one but am wondering the same thing!
     
  3. adzuki

    adzuki Mom to Miss M.

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    Me three!

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  4. bluey

    bluey Mum of 2 boys

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    Likewise! I work for the NHS & get a flu jab every year. Due for mine this morning. What to do?!
     
  5. aflight84

    aflight84 Mummy to a princess x

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    I had mine on saturday and asked that very question - it's not a live vaccine so it's ok to have while pregnant or ttc. Felt like crap the day after though!
     
  6. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    I have mine every year but I rang the doctors this morning and said I may be pg and they said I couldn't have it!!

    I googled and everything and everywhere said it was fine, and you could even get one that was different and suitable so I may kick off with them if I still have BFP on Thursday.
     
  7. Uvlollypop

    Uvlollypop finally a mum

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    i saw recently on the news that they are planing on starting to give it to pregnant women so id imagine its ok :)
     
  8. aflight84

    aflight84 Mummy to a princess x

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    i'm worried now i've had mine! i'im sure she couldn't tell me it was ok and give it to me if it's not cos then i could sue!
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Surprisingly in the 2WW

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    wondering here too!! i have to get one every year. my father has a bad heart so him getting the flu isnt good at ALL.
     
  10. moomoo

    moomoo Mumma to 2 & 1 in heaven!

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    HI appleseed, i am meant to have this jab due to my asthma, and i personally would advise against it..the 2 times i've had it have made me really poorly..one of which set off an asthma attack. Also my friend who is a nurse says a lot of people she works around wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Obviously if you havent had a problem in the past i would go for it!!
     

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