|Post shot restroom pic. The latest craze :)|
I got my flu shot today. I wasn't planning on it, but I had a get-to-know-you visit with a new primary care doctor and at the end of the appointment was asked if I need one. I typically do get a flu shot each year. It's not that I really want one. I maybe have even noticed that I tend to get sick more on years when I have had the vaccine. But, both of my boys are allergy/asthma kids and we err on the side of caution with them and they get the flu vaccine each year.* It may sound weird, but, I figure that if something is going to be put into the bodies of my children that I want to test it out, too. All out panic mode thought: If, months or years from the, the CDC is like "oh, sorry...those flu shots contained blankity-blank and you are all going to die." I want to make sure I am going through it, too.
I am always interested to know what other people do when it comes to vaccinations. I have friends that don't vaccinate their children. I have been hyper-vigilant when it comes to vaccines, but, have also questioned my pediatrician each and every time and we try to spread the shots out over time so that my boys little bodies aren't being bombarded. The Autism-vaccine connection weighed heavily on my mind, especially 10 years ago when Ezra was first getting vaccinated and less research had been done.
I would really like to hear some outside perspective. Not just from parents but single folks, too. Do you vaccinate? Do you avoid them? Why?
Thanks for sharing.