Thursday, October 8, 2009

Under Two~ Prevent The Swine Flu

The swine flu vaccine has finally arrived, but it is currently only available in a nasal-mist form. The problem with the nasal mist~ it’s not recommended for children under the age of two because of possible dangers. Moms with children under two are advised to wait until the vaccine shot is cleared. The good news~ the wait might only take another week, at least 40 million doses of the H1N1 flu shot are rolling out in mid-October.
Once the H1N1 flu shot is available, you could still be waiting to be vaccinated. According to reports, doctors, hospitals, and schools will only find out how many batches they can expect to receive as the shipments start to arrive, which will likely send most clinics and vaccination programs into a tailspin with the influx of patients. Also, if you do choose to vaccinate baby with the shot, once might not be enough. Doctors are saying that young children might need to be vaccinated twice before being considered fully immune to the illness.
You are supposed to call your pediatrician's office now to find out how to set up an appointment and when they expect to receive the vaccine.

I am personally still figuring out if I am going to get Brody vaccinated when the shot does become available (he had his regular flu shot last month). I am curious to hear what you think & if you will be vaccinating your children and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the vaccine itself.


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