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    I'm not interested in a pro/anti vaccine debate in general please. I'm pro. But wondering if others have their toddlers immunised for flu? My girls had a terrible winter last year with chest infections, pneumonia and then flu so I'm wondering if i take a big step and get them a flu vaccine this year. They will be not quite 3. There is a junior version of the vaccine and it is given in two doses a month apart. Of course I'm always wary but wonderng if it's common and others are doing it.
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    The whole family, including 3.5 years DS2, get the flu vax here.

    We've not had any issues with him getting it and (touch wood) there's been nothing more than minor colds in this house.

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    We will give both our kids (3 and 6) the flu shot this year. Both have also had it for the last few years too.

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    Dd(3) hasn't had it - my doctor kept pushing for the meningococcal vaccine but has never brought up the flu vaccine so I guess it's not on her radar.
    I'm certainly not opposed to it- I get it through work every year- but I never have organised it or really considered it for dd1.

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    I always get the kids vaccinated. They've never had the flu or anything more than a common cold.

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    My little girl is 2.5 and we've never given her the flu vaccine before (we are very pro vax, we are paying to get her men b done these holidays) because it's one of those that I don't really understand as it changes every year and sounds like guesswork... :-/I've decided that she will be getting it this year though, as will I and we have an appt. booked in for next week.

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    Default Flu vaccine for toddler

    Mine got their first flu shots at 2 and 4. I was sure we had done it last year too, but didn't and we all ended up with swine flu. Will be getting the flu shots for us all at the end of March when they come in!

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    Yep, we did it with out daughter last year (2.5 at the time). I was due to have a baby in June, so wanted to decrease the chance of him being exposed to the flu.

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    Thanks everyone! Has anyone found that their little ones have had effects from it? I'm having my girls done a week apart if i go ahead (since they are identical twins i will have some idea after the first if there might be a reaction rather than have both reacting!) Any little ones had flu like symptoms?

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    No I don't. I probably should but one of the mums from my Bubhub group had a DD who was vax'd when the batches had something wrong with them (sorry am bit sketchy on details) back in around 2006. Her daughter nearly died. I know the vax had something wrong with it and it's never happened again but it scared the life out of me.

    So no I don't.

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