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    Definitely, everyone in my family gets flu shots every year.

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    I am preg .. I will def get flu shot !! My daughter almost 4 will not ( not recommended for her age ) my man and all family around will get it also .. Most friends will as well I imagine

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    Default Flu vaccines?

    My Dr said all kids from 6 months on can get it.

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    Default Flu vaccines?

    I got the flu shot last year and I didn't get the flu but I did manage to catch everything else!

    I took DD who was 3 at the time to get a flu shot with me but the Dr said that she didn't recommend it for her age.

    I'll get it again this year, I'll ask hubby to get it too, though it will take a lot of convincing because he thinks it weakens his immune system making him vulnerable to catching everything else. Boy did I hear all about it last year when I caught every bug that DD brought home from kindy.

    I think everyone who can get immunised should get it, it helps protect those who are more vulnerable and unable to be vaccinated.

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    Default Flu vaccines?

    We just came back from OS with DD (7 months). We all had flu shots as we were travelling into their winter. I always get one

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    Default Flu vaccines?

    'Fluvax' isn't recommended for kids under 5, but there are definitely 4 other brands that are approved for use in children over 6 months of age. I have already checked with our GP for my 2 year old and 5 year old for this year. They were so desperately ill from Influenza last year, and we unwittingly infected my elderly nan, so no chances being taken this year.

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    I am usually not huge on the flu vaccine, but this year I have a very young son who falls into the high risk category due to a chronic illness, so I have been weighing it up lately. I will be reading along in interest.

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    I will be getting it & dh probably too. A cold makes me sick for 7 - 10 days and sometimes I end up with asthma too. I can't afford to get the flu. I asked the GP about flu vaccinations for the kids and he said he didn't think it was a good idea in terms of the risk of febrile convulsions ... but my kids are healthy usually so that was taken into account. I'll ask him again this year though.


 

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