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Should parents of 7 month baby have flu jan?

(8 Posts)
hazeyjane Sat 08-Dec-12 10:55:07

I should have said that would be for you, not the baby!

hazeyjane Sat 08-Dec-12 10:53:22

I think you will have to pay for it, but it is quite cheap and they do it at Boots and supermarkets.

EdwardtheEagle Sat 08-Dec-12 08:26:39

Thanks all for good advice. My Dh is resisting (hates doctors) but I think I'll get it grin

ElaineBenes Wed 05-Dec-12 14:22:23

I agree. I'd get it and pay out of pocket if needed. I got it at Boots when I was in the UK. You're saving yourself the unpleasantness of flu but more importantly protecting your baby.

CatherinaJTV Wed 05-Dec-12 12:28:17

flu is particularly tough on babies - I would get it (in fact, we do get the shot every year, just paying for it out of pocket).

hazeyjane Wed 05-Dec-12 10:54:06

It is only given if you are in a high risk group, or the carer of someone in a high risk group.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Wed 05-Dec-12 10:51:49

are you in a high risk group? I have never had a flu jab and neither has dh and we have 2 kids.

EdwardtheEagle Wed 05-Dec-12 06:11:58

My DH and I both work from home and look after our 7 month dd. should we have the flu jab? Our doc said dd wouldn't have the jab.

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