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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Well it's not usually recommended to "jab" a sick person with a vaccine. The idea is you vaccinate a healthy person to keep them that way

    OP I'll be getting mine done this year as the predicted strain sounds pretty nasty.
    How old are yours @Atropos?

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    Nope none of my kids have had the flu shot

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    Does anyone here have experience with getting their young kids done? Did it seem to make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Well what I mean is that I don't see the point unless the person is elderly, works in the medical profession, have a compromised immune system and are at a greater risk of catching the flu, etc.

    For someone like myself or children who are all healthy, there is no need to go and have an unnecessary shot.

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    This is from the World Health Organisation:

    Who is at risk?
    Yearly influenza epidemics can seriously affect all populations, but the highest risk of complications occur among children younger than age 2 years, adults aged 65 years or older, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain medical conditions, such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood or metabolic diseases (such as diabetes), or weakened immune systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    How old are yours @Atropos?
    We have 4 between us, they are 19 months, 9 years, 11 years and 12 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    That's strange, @GirlsRock did your dr say why not??
    My clinic offers flu vax free so I asked her about myself and the children. She said yes for me as I've recently been very sick with influenza H, bronchitis, sinusitis and then pneumonia! I asked her why not the kids and she said something along the lines of it often makes kids unwell with fever and flu like symptoms and that while both are relatively healthy it's not necessary and they can be treated if they do get sick. The Dr I saw was at my regular clinic however she was filling in while my regular GP was away (I saw her loads of times while I was sick).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessed Be View Post
    Does anyone here have experience with getting their young kids done? Did it seem to make a difference?
    Well, they didn't get the flu, so that's been good

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    Yes. My dd is 17 months. She is high risk for complications as she has congenital heart disease.
    However. .. even if she didn't I would still get it. I get it. Hubby gets it. I would hate to see my child suffer through it.
    This week actually she contracted RSV. It sucks... We've been sent to hospital but managed to keep her home for the duration so far.
    I know my daughter is different to the 'norm' but flu can cause complications in healthy kids too.
    It was recommended by our paed/gp/cardiologist. ...
    It's not the same as the adult one by the way. Here's some helpful info.
    http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_...uenza_the_flu/

    There's also some info I got from my paed but I'm on my phone so can't find it.

    I have several friends who have had their children immunised and there's been no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    My clinic offers flu vax free so I asked her about myself and the children. She said yes for me as I've recently been very sick with influenza H, bronchitis, sinusitis and then pneumonia! I asked her why not the kids and she said something along the lines of it often makes kids unwell with fever and flu like symptoms and that while both are relatively healthy it's not necessary and they can be treated if they do get sick. The Dr I saw was at my regular clinic however she was filling in while my regular GP was away (I saw her loads of times while I was sick).
    This link that I posted earlier http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/in...enza-qanda#are has some good FAQs. Apparently there is a small chance of fevers if the flu vax and pneumo vax are given together in children.

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    DS has had to go on antibiotics again this week after catching a nasty bug from child care, it broke our to be a bad flu... then a bacterial infection. In DS flu's and colds cause asthma symptoms and majority of the time he gets croup as well.

    Im just over it he is sick all the damn time. I might get this flu vaccine for him and hopefully it makes a big difference. His childcare is just a big germ farm.

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