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Do you get flu shots for your kids? I haven’t yet and it’s still flu season so I’m debating whether I should.

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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • They have thimerasol in them. We don’t vaccinate at all so I probably wouldn’t be the best one to answer. I have done a LOT of research though, and the only thing we have vaccinated the younger children for is tetanus, and only when they have the possibility of exposure (since the shot is effective even after exposure.)




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • I don’t have any children but I always get a flu shot. And, every five years I get a pneumonia shot. I’m asthmatic so getting sick can really throw me for a loop.




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      Jean Walter wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • My daughter receives the “flu mist” in school and my son receives the flu shot through his pediatrician because of his history of asthma.
      I have received the flu shot before but haven’t in the past few years.
      My husband swears by them and gets one every year!




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • Never.
      Just my personal opinion, but I think they are completely unneccesary for healthy people.




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      Linni wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • no, i do not get the shot for myself OR my children




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • Thimerasol is the preservative that has been linked to autism. (NOT trying to start any heated discussions here!) I do not think it is the ‘cause’ of autism, but I do think it can be the proverbial straw. We have friends with a severely autistic child that was diagnosed as ‘vaccine induced autism‘. It is happening more and more frequently. And the rising stats in vaccines directly correlate with the rising number of kids with autism. Again, just the conculsions *I* came to, but they have linked asthma, allergies, ADHD, ADD and many other health challenges to some of the toxins in the vaccines. You can do a search and read for yourself. You’ll find as many pros as cons, you just have to weigh it with your intuition and decide for yourself. I can see this turning into an arguement really quickly with people defending their positions. I don’t want to do that. The data is out there - I spent hours and hours pouring over the information, considered the sources (which could seem biased on both sides) and then made an educated choice. Every body is entitled to do that. I don’t want anyone to feel they have to defend themselves, nor do I want to be put in that position. I think you know me well enough to know, Annie, that I am going to share what I have learned no matter how contraversial it might be. estatic So, I have probably opened a can of worms, but it is compassion that drives me...




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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • We’ve never had flu shots. I had flu this Christmas. The grandkids have had it at least twice, but the doctors said the shots didn’t touch this strain of flu.




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • I wasn’t at all expecting that you would Annie - I hope you didn’t think that was what I was saying. I just know that it can be a VERY touchy subject for people. On another social network that I was on (with younger, less mature women) there were vaccine/anti-vaccine wars that lasted for weeks, with posts and rebuttals, name calling and mud slinging. It was horrible. I don’t think anything like that would happen here. We have too much class, but I wanted to be sure no one thought I was looking for a debate. estatic




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      Rena Bennefield wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • I went to get mine about 2 weeks ago and my Doctor told me it was to late in the season..I dont know if it is the same for kids.




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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • DeeDee, you are right, people can be very sensitive about this. We have a volunteer who mentioned this very thing and another volunteer, who does have an autistic daughter, took it as she was saying she was responsible for her daughter’s autism. She almost quit that day. Fortunately, they worked things out. But it’s a sensitive issue.




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • My friends struggle with this, especially with the diagnosis. In the end, we all have to come to grips with the fact that God is sovereign. It is the only thing that stopped those ‘why and what if wheels’ when Joshua died. It is human nature to want to blame, and we are no less likely to point the finger back toward ourselves. Satan is good like that. frown I know it is false guilt though. It just takes acknowledging it to deal with it.




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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • DeeDee that’s a good and healthy perspective. It all boils down to that, but not an easy place to reach. I hope your friends get there. I hope my dear volunteer does too.




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