My husband got the H1N1 flu shot at work ......the news says people that live in a house with small children should get it and pregnant women and so on. I was going to go get it and take my almost 2 year old as I'm pregnant and we lived in a house with a baby under 6 months.
The day we were going to go I backed out....I have been seeing and hearing too many stories about things happening to people after getting the shot. I thought about my boy and how bad I'd feel if I took him to give him some shot full of god knows what and something bad happened to him because I made him have it. I thought of my unborn baby and right when the baby is in the middle of developing all it's important organs and things and what shooting a bunch of chemicals and such might do to it....I'm a worrier !
I of course thought about the flip side too... the what if we don't get it and then my son gets sick and once again it's my fault because I didn't get him the shot.
I have just heard too many stories about how they pumped the vaccine out so fast and it was never really tested and thought ...well years later because it does take years to see the real effect things have in people as a whole what if they realize they should have never ever given it to people..I'm crazy maybe I don't know !
This was all before Christmas and still today I get up and the first thing I see on my news website is this story! So I'm glad I didn't get it and make my babies get it, I'm not telling anyone not to do it. I'm just saying how I feel about it , if you did get it I'm glad it didn't hurt you and if you are one of the unlucky ones that it did hurt ...I'm very sorry.
Now I don't need a bunch of people yelling at me about vaccines and thinking I'm against them...there are a lot of them that have been around and have been tested lots and are proven to work ! My babies always go get their needles or shots if you want to call them that . I know some people don't get those for their kids and I guess that is up to them ,I have always done it...I had them when I was little and I'm still alive and millions of other have had them and they are fine so I just figure they are safe.
Really there is no point to this post ,I just got up seen that story on the news and thought ....I feel like I made the right choice for me and my babies and I hope everyone else thinks about it before hand instead of just running out to get them because people on TV or wherever tell you to....they do what they are told or paid to do...you are the one in charge of the well being of your family ...do what's right for you!