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kateXcore October 15th, 2013 3:06am

Would you want your child 3 and under to be given a flu shot?

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Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
10/15/13 1:41 pm

I never get the flu shot and I never catch the flu. I went to the doctor a few months ago for the first time in 6 years and it wasn't because I was sick.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/15/13 1:10 am

If the Pediatrician recommended it.

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kbluebird Denial
10/14/13 11:49 pm

I am debating whether or not to get my 10 month old the shot. In Canada, they really encourage it (and her dad and I always get the shot).

GeneralDevin MN
10/14/13 10:45 pm

Always ask if mercury is in the flu shots or not. Mercury and ingredients in some American foods especially fast foods are one of the key factors in Parkinson's and other degenerative diseases.

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GeneralDevin MN
10/14/13 10:46 pm

If their flu shots don't have mercury that's great. If it does then take the mist for that never has mercury in it.

lillian53 Washington
10/14/13 9:40 pm

I don't even get the flu shot. Everybody I know who gets it, gets sick. Everybody I know who doesn't, stays healthy. I used to get flu shots. I stopped when I noticed they weren't helping.

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TerryQuinn Stardust
10/14/13 9:01 pm

Yes, a case of bad influenza (not just a cold) is truly horrible. Each yr, about 20,000 children under 5 are hospitalized, and ~ 100 die. Shots are more effective than the mist in kids but mist is better than nothing.

TerryQuinn Stardust
10/14/13 9:03 pm

Of course, the shot isn't guaranteed to work, but they do a decent job of predicting which strains will be most common.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/14/13 8:31 pm

My son is 3 1/2 and just got his first flu shot

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/14/13 8:41 pm

Did you wait purposely, or it just happened that way?

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/14/13 8:44 pm

My sons doctors office doesn't give flu shots earlier then three years and since it wasn't a big worry for me I just waited.

MJSeals J.D.
10/14/13 8:12 pm

I four shots the day I was born 7 with in my first month. And my parents wonder why I hate needles

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/14/13 8:11 pm

I would want them vaccinated - but not with a shot - with the mist

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/14/13 8:30 pm

Why the mist instead of the shot?

EarlyBird Portland
08/11/14 5:30 am

Kate - are you ever coming back to SoH?