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I got mine yesterday. She debated holding off a little, because apparently its longevity isn't the greatest and could be less effective at the end of my pregnancy.
I hadn't thought about my DH though, I should probably ask him to get it. Like me though, he's never had it before.
5dogs:My OB is advising everyone to get one and is doing them in the office... I am allergic, so I'm SOL.
Are you allergic to eggs or something else? I know our allergist is doing flu shots for anyone with an egg allergy in the office. If there is an allergic reaction, they know how to handle it. Just something to think about if you really want the shot.
BFP #2 - 7/1/12 - Met my lucky charm Alexandra on 3-16-13!!!
I had my 18 wk appt yesterday and my Dr recommended a Flu Shot... typically I am very anti-flu-shot (there are too many unknown studies that can be done int he future linking the inactive ingredients to God-knows-what kind of cancer, parkinsons, autism, etc. and who knows how many injections I will have had at that point. I've never really gotten the flu and I just don't see it is a necessary injection.)
Well, they advised that last year 4 women were in the ICU for the flu and they definitely recommend it because of suppressed immune systems - not so much that baby will get immunities because time of birth will be after flu season. So they gave me some literature to read through before they administer it. And OK - I gave in and got the flipping flu shot.
Well I told DH how the apt went and I got a flu shot - and he's like, "oh great! With all those people getting meningitis and dying from injections - that's just what you need..." (those were from steroid injections - not flu-shots).
Thanks Honey - way to make me feel good about the educated decision that I made but wasn't entirely happy with but had to deal with because I don't want to end up in the ICU for 12 days... Instead, I am going to get meningitis... What a dummy!
paulette1979:i'm not getting it. I heard that most of those flu shots have mercury in it. i rather not get the shot. i'm making sure i take care of myself by washing my hands a lot especially before i eat, i'm taking lots of vitamin C and excersizing.
You could always call your doctor and ask if they have the one that doesn't have the thimerosal-free vaccine. Not everyone has them, but I believe they're more common now than they were a few years ago.