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Really concerned about swine flu - can you innoculate early?

(4 Posts)
stressed2007 Tue 14-Jul-09 08:25:54

This is a serious question so please no flaming.

Like loads of you on here I have young kids - my 18 month old catches everything. I have a poorly mum and a 94 year old granny. I am really concerned abiut the swine flu and the fact that it appears to be killing completely well people. On the basis certian people are suseptable is it possible to get a vaccine now - will it help? Can you buy them? I am really worried that if one of them catches it there will be nothing much that can be one. Thanks very much

I have also posted this question on the children's health board.

hobbgoblin Tue 14-Jul-09 08:27:34

You must remember that this a new vaccine and so relatively untested and as with any vaccine not without risks - some of which may be significant.

I'm very stressed too as I am pg 40 plus 5. Just yelled at DS for coughing over me. blush

twoisplenty Tue 14-Jul-09 08:31:24

Why would anyone flame you? I think since the death of healthy people, especially children, everyone must be worried. I certainly am. I don't know what the answer is though.

northender Tue 14-Jul-09 08:34:22

afaik the vaccine will not be available until Sept/Oct time and then will be prioritised to people with chronic health problems and frontline healthcare staff.

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