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    I got myself and my DS2 (2 1/2) the vax this year because I am in chronic renal failure and on dialysis and he was a 31 weeker who has had further hospitalisations due to RSV.

    My other two kids are 8.5 and 6 and I didn't have them vaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    We have 4 between us, they are 19 months, 9 years, 11 years and 12 years
    Do you know what age they can get it from? Would you vaccinate a child under 1? I asked our GP and he said it's better for them to build their own immunity. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    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.
    Yep, that's essentially what I was getting at. We all do not fall into any of those categories so personally I don't feel it's worth the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    Do you know what age they can get it from? Would you vaccinate a child under 1? I asked our GP and he said it's better for them to build their own immunity. Thoughts?
    They can be vaccinated from 6 months.
    Under one, would depend on the risk factors for me. So if they are in day care, out a lot in public etc as well as the likelihood of me or DH bringing it home etc. it's personal risk assessment, you know?
    You can't build immunity to flu. The only way to build immunity is to catch the virus, first off, which holds more risk than the vaccine. And secondly, the flu virus changes. So the flu you caught last year won't protect you from the strain that's around this year iykwim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    Do you know what age they can get it from? Would you vaccinate a child under 1? I asked our GP and he said it's better for them to build their own immunity. Thoughts?
    Bubs can get it from 6 months.
    The rest is personal choice, I think and depends on many, varying factors

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    Yeah ok. Not high risk, we go out a bit and people do pick her up etc but I'm pretty anal about asking about colds and the like.

    Still have a month till she can get it so I will do some more research.

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    I asked our GP this very question as my 9mth old is about to start child care . He said that he would only recommend flu shot for a baby with existing medical risk factors such as lung issues etc. not for robust healthy babies

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    I have just had myself, dh, miss 5 and miss 2 done with no adverse effects. We are all medically healthy normally. I did however choose not to have my just six month old done as he had his normal vaccinations the same day and am still undecided whether to get him done at all. I haven't spoken to gp about this tho.
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    I want to get my asthmatic DD done. For my healthy boys, I'm still undecided.

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    Otherwise healthy toddlers do occasionally die from flu, but its not such a big risk as measles, whooping cough etc. I would definitely get them flu vax if they were in day care.
    By school age, the risk is much lower, but then so is the risk of side effects.


 

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