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Almost 12 weeks and still not had flu jab.....

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weelamb123 Mon 05-Jan-15 15:31:41

Just that really. I had it scheduled in for Xmas eve but was too sick to go and cancelled appt. Ive still not made another one.....not sure if I need it? Had a terrible cold last week but it cleared up. Should I just make the appt? Cx

skyra13 Mon 05-Jan-15 15:42:46

I would still get it you are still early on in pregnancy and Flu can cause problems in pregnancy if you do get a bad bout of it, it's free as well so get your self covered it will also help with all the horrible cold that get passed round this time of year.
I had my jab around 12 weeks and managed to survive all winter so far without a bad cold and things so it does help.

weelamb123 Mon 05-Jan-15 15:45:07

Thank u, I'll maybe make an appt tomorrow. I need another sick line from my doc anyway. Xx

albertgirl Mon 05-Jan-15 23:58:53

I'm 28 wks now and not had mine yet either - I keep forgetting. Only had one cold and that wasn't too bad so I might not bother - I don't usually get colds at all. But then again, January is always when people seem to get ill, so I may try to get it done!

smogsville Tue 06-Jan-15 07:29:57

Have it people! Make it a priority! I'm nearly 25 weeks with a 3yo DD. We've both been immunised and are fine but poor DH has been out of action since Saturday as he didn't have the vaccine, not offered it as not in a vulnerable group so didn't think to get it done.

He is usually in rude health so it's been a real shock to see him so unwell.

If getting into your surgery is taking too long pharmacies will do it for around £15 more or less on the spot I think.

ChickenMe Tue 06-Jan-15 07:38:42

Have it! All my in laws and OH have had a vile cold. I haven't caught it despite OH being ill. Fingers xd. FIL gets free flu jab for medical reasons but won't go for it. He's off work ill atm!

Swanny84 Tue 06-Jan-15 11:54:38

I've just booked mine today, lots of people are really poorly and I'm hoping I can avoid it. I'm 10+3. App isn't until mon xx

Letmeeatcakecakecake Tue 06-Jan-15 14:51:02

I'm 24 weeks and I haven't had it. I'm not going to either. I don't work, so don't commute on a train full of sniffy nosed people, work in an office with sniffly nosed people and haven't had a cold for the last 2 years.

I've probably completely jinxed myself now!

eurochick Tue 06-Jan-15 14:53:01

The flu jab won't protect against colds - they are completely different viruses. If you miss a cold, that's just good luck.

bigfam Tue 06-Jan-15 15:04:14

I would definitely have it done. I kept putting mine off then ended up with flu at 33wks and I can honestly say I was in absolute agony!

mimilovell Thu 08-Jan-15 03:13:30

Pls dont take the flu jab. It may make you susceptatable to the getting all sort of nasty out there (because vaccines known to lower your immune system and being pregnant it is already lowered), it WONT protect you from this years flu stain.


mimilovell Thu 08-Jan-15 03:20:55

How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development - Dr Russell Blaylock Neurosurgeon

With all these reported problems with vaccines, I wouldnt vaccinate my sick child neither. Lets put this in another way, because we have all grown to know vaccine as a lovely word. Now lets say your doctor sad.

Well, your pregnancy is going well and we want to recommend injecting you with the GUESSED genetically modified flu strain, which comes with ther known and unknown viruses and bacteria. There are also other toxic chemicals in there, and if you look it up, EPA states there are no safe levels. In the 90s there was a public congressional hearing in the USA regarding mercury in the vaccines. After that hearing, they manufacturers agreed to remove or leave trace amounts of this toxic chemical out of childhood vaccines. Here is a clip from the hearing titled thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines not tested since 1929. Oh and here is a video from University of Calgary showing how mercury kills brain neutrons, so if you have any nerve or brain problems in future, at least you know what happened. And just to let you know as a disclaimer, the flu vaccine contains this deadly chemical. We havent had a year where the vaccine works, and there has been reports of deaths. Is it still okay, for us to test this substance on your and your unborn child?
If your doctor, put it to you this way, you wouldnt give your child any jabs.

It is known to avoid the flu is to take vitamin D, vitamin C and probiotic. During the summer we are getting a lot of raw veggies in form salads and fruits, and the sun hits our skin creating vitamin D. We are also more active and drink more water, which is why we tend not to get ill during this time and many of us dont get the flu/cold even though the virus is in the environment.

Good luck and enjoy your pregnancy smile

mimilovell Thu 08-Jan-15 03:24:21

If not anything else, I would look at the news recently with reports of death after receiving the flu shot.

There are others who say well I am not anti-vax but I wont rake the flu jab because there has been reports of death amongst healthy people.
Headlines such as "Ineffective Flu Shot be Causing More Severe Flu Outbreaks, Including Deaths - See more at:
Health girl 14years old dies aftrer flu shot -
Real life reports after receiving other vaccines not the flu one :

Maxis1 Thu 08-Jan-15 07:54:58

I didn't go for the flu jab at all. When I said to the GP not thanks she was fine with it and didn't push for it so it cant be that bad to skip it ;)

All the guys in the office got sick from it and I am still totally fine. nearly 36 weeks now myself so I wont bother.

blankfornames Thu 08-Jan-15 08:16:12

Mimi, I spent a week over Christmas in a HDU with pneumonia. Im 34 weeks. My consultant wants me to get the pneumonia as well as flu jab, my GP is reluctant to give either. I'm on maternity leave now. Don't want to get it. What do I do? A&Es here are closing due to overcrowding with flus and infections.

LittlePeasMummy1 Thu 08-Jan-15 10:07:25


Here is a patient information leaflet that summarises all of the latest scientific studies about women who had the flu jab in pregnancy. Hope you (and mimi and blank) find this helpful. As you will see there is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE that it causes harm to either mother or baby, and for some outcomes (eg stillbirth) there is evidence of a possible protective effect

The period of pregnancy where a woman in most at risk of flu complications is the third trimester (this is because of the changes to the lungs and circulatory system that naturally occur) so you definitely haven't left it too late. There is also now some evidence that the antibodies that you make cross the placenta to the baby and protect him/her against flu for a few months after birth

My PERSONAL opinion is that the type of anecdotal, non-scientific information circulated above has the potential to cause real harm.

Faffyduck Thu 08-Jan-15 10:41:16

There is always so many people saying there's no evidence here are the studies etc

But also SO many people who say they had a terrible reaction and attribute it to a Jab

And SO few doctors who reliably report problems every time because they always say "it's just coincidence, there's no evidence"

When all these things are equal, then I will happily and readily be reassured by the studies but for now I feel the data is skewed by drs not even accepting problems MAY be caused by jabs and reporting it

Sidge Thu 08-Jan-15 10:48:42

Mimi what a load of tosh. And you've linked "evidence" to some US anti-vax websites...

There is no thiomersal (I assume that's what you mean by 'mercury') in UK flu vaccines either.

If pregnant women do want the flu vaccine they need to get a wiggle on - stocks are finite, and you may find if you leave it until later on in pregnancy your surgery has no vaccine left.

LittlePeasMummy1 Thu 08-Jan-15 10:50:47

Studies are much more reliable sources of information than anecdotal stories of individuals. The flu jab study that I was involved with received reports from both doctors and pregnant women and they actually correlated well. I do take your point and its up to the individual of course, but when assessing the risks and benefits, it is important to look at the quality of the evidence and to make sure it is from unbiased sources.

busymummy2boys1girl Thu 08-Jan-15 11:43:21

I'd get the jab x

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