Swine flu vaccine

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Been offered an appt to get the boys vaccinated on Thursday (Celvapan due to Howie's egg allergy). Can't decide whether to go for it or not, I'm normally pro-vax but SF seems in decline (I don't know anyone locally who's had it since early December) and the vaccine is still pretty new...

Any of you given your kids the jab? (Not sure if this applies to non Britishers...)

Meg (Meg Busset), Sunday, 24 January 2010 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

Ava and Lulu got their jabs about two weeks ago. No tears, no ill-effects. They just to need perfect the whining vaccine and the climbing-into-our-bed-at-3am vaccine, amirite?

Michael Jones, Sunday, 24 January 2010 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

Aidan was part of the medical trial last year. They were giving it in two lots at the time, not sure whether they've changed that sounds as though they're doing it in just one now. We had to keep a diary noting side effects and it was rather embarrassing as there was nothing there at all, hardly even a red mark where it went in!

Totally with you on the whining vaccine Mike, I'd pay good money for that!

Vicky, Monday, 25 January 2010 08:45 (eleven years ago) link

Yes they are doing just one jab now as for the vast majority that gives enough immunity.

Meg (Meg Busset), Monday, 25 January 2010 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Meg I think that if A hadn't already had it I'd get it for him now, even though it's in decline. There's nothing about this vaccine that is that different to the vaccines I've already let him have, even though it's a 'new' vaccine it's based on the birdflu one that was tested and they've tested this one.

A and I are on public transport in and out of central london every weekday and he's in a central London nursery so I reckon that even though it's not spreading as they thought he's still coming into contact with a LOT of people and it's not worth the risk.

Vicky, Monday, 25 January 2010 13:42 (eleven years ago) link

They just to need perfect the whining vaccine and the climbing-into-our-bed-at-3am vaccine, amirite?

lolol Yes! Why is it always three am btw?

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

got three vaccine shots today! one was the first of two Shingrix shingles vaccine shots, which I've been waiting for for a long time because it's been unavailable but is now in production, as well as a high-dose flu vaccine and a pneumonia vaccine

Dan S, Saturday, 22 August 2020 01:49 (one year ago) link

with the coming winter coronavirus/flu amalgam coming I'm glad to have gotten the vaccine

Dan S, Saturday, 22 August 2020 02:31 (one year ago) link

No pneumonia vaccine for me, but I also got the long-awaited Shingrix 1st dose and a surprise flu jab 2 days ago. Shingrix arm 10x more sore and swollen and warm than the flu arm, but an ice pack helped a little. Much better today and I'm already scheduled for the 2nd dose in 2 months. Surprise was due to the flu vaccine being available so early, I've always gotten them in early October before.

Jaq, Saturday, 22 August 2020 02:48 (one year ago) link

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