DS had a flu shot last year at 16 months before we went to Europe. As it was the first time he had a flu shot, they gave him half a dose and he had to come back a month later to get another half dose.
Last week I had to take him with me while I went to get my annual shot. The doctor asked me if I wanted a shot for DS too. I hadn't thought about giving him one this year, yet. Anyway, I decided he might as well since DS was with me. Another reason I decided to go ahead with it, is because he goes to a large daycare center and already has a runny nose.
All was fine. DS just gave the doctor a foul look and that was it.
Last night I went out with staff and some mums on a 'parents night out' organized by our abc daycare center. I was talking to some mums about the upcoming flu season and how kids are grubs and forever infecting one another.Reason
I mentioned DS had a flu shot and I had at least 4 women looking at me with surprise and also disgust. Why on earth would you give a toddler a flu shot for???!!! That poor little boy. They get enough needles already, why give him even more?!
It was still a nice evening, but I couldn't help but feel like I had committed a crime or something and started to regret giving DS a flu shot even though I know its the right thing to do for him.
Am I really the only one who gets their toddler a flu shot?! Is anyone here considering getting one for their child?
DS never got a flu last year. Only a cold.