H1N1 Vaccination

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H1N1 Vaccination

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Shd we take H1N1 vaccine

Postby vlim » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi, understand that the vaccine is not suitable for children under 18 yrs old. So for adult is it advisible to have the vaccine now :? My family will be going to Europe in Dec so wondering should we take the vaccine.

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Postby Eagle-Ladybird » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:43 pm

Well, I think you should get somehting. There's one for the Northern Hemisphere, if you're apprehensive about the H1N1 vaccine.

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Postby MLR » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:40 pm

We are going US for X,mas holidays, but we are just getting the flu jab and not H1N1 jab. Cause of concern is that its a very new vaccine and not enough info to ensure me that its safe/effective. Its true that not all vaccine works for everyone, but this is too iffy for me to take the risks.
Would still rather take Tamiflu when strike down by H1N1, at least that has proven effective.
Taking the flu jab as a precaution and also helps to eliminate the chances of diagnosis.

Just my own opinion after discussions with my GP.

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Postby Honey » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:20 pm

MLR wrote:We are going US for X,mas holidays, but we are just getting the flu jab and not H1N1 jab. Cause of concern is that its a very new vaccine and not enough info to ensure me that its safe/effective. Its true that not all vaccine works for everyone, but this is too iffy for me to take the risks.
Would still rather take Tamiflu when strike down by H1N1, at least that has proven effective.
Taking the flu jab as a precaution and also helps to eliminate the chances of diagnosis.

Just my own opinion after discussions with my GP.


Hey, we are another family going to US for hols. We have all taken the flu jab. Hubby & I are unsure of taking H1N1 jab even though we have reserved it. We have to decide by this weekend cos it needs 10 days for the body to produce antibodies against the virus. My GP didn't discouarge me from taking the H1N1 but he said that there are more side effects as compared to taking the flu jab.

The point about taking Tamiflu is this - this is from my discussion from GP that even though Tamiflu has proven effective against H1N1 virus, there are also more side effects so do consider carefully before taking Tamiflu. The GP said that so far H1N1 cases seems mild so can treat it the same way as treating a flu.

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Postby vlim » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:51 am

ya my gp assistant encourage us to take the winter flu jab and for h1n1 jabs she said 'want to take also can la' but earlier one is also important :?

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Postby Full.Cream » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:17 pm

took my flu jab but a colleague is taking both coz he said korea is now high alert liao! :cry:

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Postby Honey » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi, just to update that hubby & I are taking the H1N1 jab afterall. My very good fren took it on Mon & has not experienced any side effects so that gives me alot of assurrance. Also, our very trusted Paed advised that we take it since we are going to America, the very happening H1NI place now. Upon our trusted Paed's advice, we are also taking along Tamiflu for the kids - just in case.

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Postby buds » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:19 pm

insider wrote:Somehow, I am skeptical about jabs, about introducing 'foreign bodies' into mine...

Other than those compulsory jabs required in the Health Booklet of my kids, I don't bring them for any extras, incl the Chicken Pox jab.


Yaa... me too, insider.
Very skeptical. :|

I also do not look forward to
the reactions the jabs bring
to our bodies.

Hubs took flu jab b4 and the
following day he came down
with bad case of flu. Went to
doc for medz and asked how
come this happened. Doc said
it is his body's reaction to the
jab and also that flu jab does
not cover all kinds of flu...
since there are various kinds
of flu viruses around. :roll:

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Postby westmom » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:08 pm

insider wrote:Reactions to jabs I still can stomach a bit...

It's those medical research on current higher reporting cases of kids with autism and other special needs as to whether such higher number is due to all kinds of jabs could be one of the reasons (other than parents nowadays are more knowledgeable and seeking treatment in a more upfront manner) that makes me frowned.

Foreign bodies introduced into one's body, this someone maybe OK with it but these bodies may then be passed on to his/her offsprings and who will know what kind of 'residual effects' (positive/negative) will be brought down to the future generations... :?


Am on the same page...there's 2 school of thoughts in this subject...pro-jab and anti-jab...I belong to the latter....

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Postby amylqf » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:59 pm

insider wrote:Reactions to jabs I still can stomach a bit...

It's those medical research on current higher reporting cases of kids with autism and other special needs as to whether such higher number is due to all kinds of jabs could be one of the reasons (other than parents nowadays are more knowledgeable and seeking treatment in a more upfront manner) that makes me frowned.

Foreign bodies introduced into one's body, this someone maybe OK with it but these bodies may then be passed on to his/her offsprings and who will know what kind of 'residual effects' (positive/negative) will be brought down to the future generations... :?


so scarry. got any scientific prove? or you read or heard from somewhere?

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