Flu Shots

@lilybug (21148)
United States
November 10, 2008 4:43pm CST
My kids got their flu vaccinations this past Friday. My daughter got a shot, but my son was able to take the new nasal spray. My daughter was just 3 months shy of being old enough to get the nasal spray. I took my son in for something else and the doctor asked if I wanted to get them both flu shots while I was there. I have never had one. Have you had a flu vaccine this winter? Did you do the shot or the spray?
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I need to get my son his flu shot soon. He's had two colds so far and once this one has shaken off, I'm going to take him in. I'll get one too.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Nov 08
This is my son's first time getting it, so he has to go back in a month and get another one. My daughter had one last year.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
10 Nov 08
It will be my sons first time too. He doesn't want to but he has to, he's prone to colds/flu's this time of year. I don't think we have gone a year without him getting a cold.
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
There's a nasal spray that's also a flu vaccine??? I don't think there is already here in the Philippines. Or I haven't seen one anyway. That would be cool. My 2 year old daughter hates injections. Teehee!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Nov 08
The nasal spray one is supposed to be more effective because it contains a LIVE virus as opposed to a non live one. It is just one spray in each nostril.
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@vidhyagowri (1976)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I have never had a shot before. But i give shots to my kids. This year I am planning to give flu mist for my girls because they are 4 years old.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Nov 08
My son was really glad he could get the nasal spray one. He hates shots.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I don't get a flu shot. I am highly allergic. I had Guillaume Barrie Syndrome when I was a toddler. It makes me Highly allergic to the flu vaccine. My hubby got the shot. My daughter got the spray. Their being protected helps me too.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I find no need for flu shots. We do not get the flu, ever. When I was going through chemo, they insisted that I have it since my immune system was null and void. Alternative medical doctors said to instead boost my immune system by avoiding certain foods like processed foods, all preservatives, sugars, corn, corn products, empty starches (white flour, white rice, white potatoes), and a list of other foods, and eating organic foods. I never got more than one cold the entire time. On the other hand, the few times my kids got flu shots, they still got it!! So I went the route of watching their eating habits and keeping them active and away from all the stuff I avoided while I was in chemo. I started to do the same for me and have not been sick in years. On the other hand, my husband, who does not watch what he eats, gets sick more. He won't listen. One thing that helps you NOT get the flu is Vitamin D. 10 minutes of sunshine exposure per day will do it, or in foods that contain it, but the sun's version is better. Not only that, they put things like mercury and aluminum in flu shots, even for infants. That is poison as far as I am concerned and it has been linked to austism. Here are a few articles that are interesting to read... http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/a/aa011604a.htm http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/11/26/flu-shots-part-two.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/04/24/mercury-flu-shot.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/03/07/why-do-young-children-need-flu-shots.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/10/21/avoid-flu-shots-vitamin-d-is-a-better-way.aspx
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Nov 08
Hi Lilybug, I didn't know that there are flu shots or sprays for children. I alwys mean to get a flu shot but have never done so. Think I will call my doctor to find out if I should. will also check if there is one available for the twins. Many thanks for the info. Have a great day.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Kids can get it as young as 6 months old. The spray is available for kids ages 2 and up.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Nov 08
Thanks for your quick response. Tell me, do children or adults get sick from this fly shots or is there no eaction. I know with the polio shots my children would get a fever snf be irritable. Is this the same with fly shots?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Nov 08
My daughter had no reaction to the shot, but the doctor said the nasal spray could cause a fever because it contains a LIVE flu virus and the shot does not. He did not get a fever though.
• United States
11 Nov 08
My husband got one at work last week. Guess who has the flu now? My husband. Anyone else besides me find this extremely funny? He got the shot and is now sick with the flu. I opted not to get the shot, and I'm fine.