Lots of talk about the flu and swine flu these days. Found a great source on-line that gives basic information, tips on prevention and what to do if your child gets sick. Check it out here.
The little ones have had their flu shot, Carter is scheduled at his 9 year old well check and Blake & I will have appointments lined up next week. I'm on the fence about the H1N1 option. While I'm typically 100% on board with any vaccines available, this one has raised a lot of valid questions and the "newness" of it does have me concerned.
Our pediatrician said she was fine with us giving it to the kids, however, they didn't know if/when they would be receiving it. Oh, and I should mention that I've never visited a doctor's office I liked less than this one, so I'm considering my source. Note to Clare - scratch what I said earlier about our pediatrician!!!!!!
While in Dallas visiting Caroline, I spoke to a lot of nurses about swine flu and the consensus seemed to be similar....it's actual easier to handle than the regular flu. At least 1/2 of them also said that would not be getting the H1N1 vaccine.
So, is it all media hype?
We're definitely all getting the regular flu shot, as we always do. H1N1 is being researched.
What are your thoughts?