...but not happy about it. Apparently the long-term effects of the vaccine might include neurological complications. I asked the paed his opinion on this & he said that all vaccines have a degree of risk involved and that the benefit of protecting the vulnerable outweighs the slight chance of an adverse effect.
Is this just medical talk the talk, walk the walk?
Hmm, i have been told it is really important for my DS to have it, he has Cystic Fibrosis and i quizzed his Dr on it forages, he said he was happy for his own children to have it and thats enough for me, i trust him and i know his children are the most important thing to him. DS will be having it asap.
I could have written this thread! Thats what i came online to do! Doc wants asthmatic, bit eczema prone, sometimes face swelling allergic (to ?)ds to have this. I have an appointment next Wed to discuss, but I am nervous too. He also says he needs a flu jab, which he has never had either. he is 7. Will watch this thread with interest. thanks.
After seeing what a nasty virus did to dds asthma recently, she is def having the jab. Problem with this flu is that in some people it is causing really nasty viral pneumonia. It is pretty different to seasonal which generally stays as an upper respiratory infection.
Just talking to me neighbour and sge says the second flu jab the doc wants him to have is probably for pneumonia rather than swine. She says they always give pneumonia the first time they give a flu jab.
scariboo - I'm not going to seek to influence you on whether or not you decide to go for the jab - that's your decision which i respect - but when the 'paed' proposed it did he/she have the power and means to give it? See my other thread on this - my DC is asthmatic - I want the vaccination - but it appears my GP's surgery might arbitrarily refuse to give it. Can I sign up with a paediatrician? how? where? grateful for any advice?
bellissima, I wish I could help you but our paed is here in Switzerland. Most GPs here won't treat children because they feel they're not qualified to do so. Bit of a difference from the "family doctor" days!