Well I haven’t quite decided if I like the flu shot or not. I’m not really a conspiracy type person but for some reason when it comes to the flu shot…conspiracy seems to be the first thing that pops into my head. Is the government giving everyone something other than a flu shot??? I know…government conspiracies are for the birds……but I can’t seem to get that thought out of my head.
I also don’t like the idea of giving myself an old virus just to make sure I don’t get a new one. Some people get “flu like” symptoms after taking the shot…..which to me….means you get the flu! My sons pediatrician said you don’t get the flu you just get side effects like:
- Achy body
Hummmmmm…..is it just me…or does that sound like THE FLU!!!!!
So needless to say……I haven’t gotten the flu shot for myself. But we did cave and get it for my son. He has been in day care for almost a year and the first few months he was there…he was literally sick every other week. It was a range of illnesses from flu, cold, stomach virus to a small case of RSV. The small case of RSV took us 3 LONG months to get rid of. So finally his pediatrician talked with us about the flu shot. He said that if the parents don’t want it then he doesn’t pressure them….but for our situation he is willing to talk to us about it. He thought we needed it. We needed to stop our little man from getting sick. And of course because he is in day care…..the flu shot isn’t a cure all…because there is still stomach virus and a simple cold…but it could stop the major illnesses that are passed at day cares. Not sure if this statistic is true….but his doctor said that about 90% of the kids at day care that get sick are the ones that don’t get the flu shot.
Well…with how sick he was getting lately we believed that statistic. We decided that this flu shot had to make it “a little” better. Right??
Well it has been about 4 months has he hasn’t gotten sick yet. (knock on wood) So….I am thinking that it works. And even though his shot seemed to have worked…my other concern is that with the shot my son got…his doctor said that each flu vaccine has a % attached to it with how well it works. And his had a 90%. But what happens when its at a 40%….do you still take it???
And should I take it while Im pregnant???? AHHHHH…what to do!?!?!?!?!