Flu Vaccine

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Flu Vaccine

Postby xian_kai » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:48 am

Will be bringing my kids overseas (Taiwan and HK) soon. Wonder if I should bring them for the Flu Vaccine. The clinics are only offering 3 in 1 (which includes H1N1) vaccine, while I only prefer to have them take the Flu Vaccine.

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Postby carebear » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:33 pm

All the up to date flu vaccine contain the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no flu vaccine without the H1N1 vaccine.
What is your reservation about the H1N1 vaccine?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:23 am

carebear wrote:All the up to date flu vaccine contain the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no flu vaccine without the H1N1 vaccine.
What is your reservation about the H1N1 vaccine?


a number of suspected side effects
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Postby Guest » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:32 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
carebear wrote:All the up to date flu vaccine contain the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no flu vaccine without the H1N1 vaccine.
What is your reservation about the H1N1 vaccine?


a number of suspected side effects


Severe example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5pj_TWJ6o
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Postby carebear » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:45 am

With every medication or vaccination, there are side effects. So it is a matter of weighing the benefits against the risks.
There is no updated flu vaccine that does not contain the H1N1 strain in it.
So if one does not want the H1N1 vaccine, then one cannot have the updated flu vaccine.

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Postby xian_kai » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:35 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
carebear wrote:All the up to date flu vaccine contain the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no flu vaccine without the H1N1 vaccine.
What is your reservation about the H1N1 vaccine?


a number of suspected side effects

Yes, that's my main reservation. Don't want it to be a case of one step forward, but two steps backwards for the kids. If touch wood they kena the side effect.

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Postby carebear » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:21 pm

xian_kai wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
carebear wrote:All the up to date flu vaccine contain the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no flu vaccine without the H1N1 vaccine.
What is your reservation about the H1N1 vaccine?


a number of suspected side effects

Yes, that's my main reservation. Don't want it to be a case of one step forward, but two steps backwards for the kids. If touch wood they kena the side effect.


Then cannot be protected against the influenza A and B strain and also no protection against H1N1.




carebear wrote:With every medication or vaccination, there are side effects. So it is a matter of weighing the benefits against the risks.
There is no updated flu vaccine that does not contain the H1N1 strain in it.
So if one does not want the H1N1 vaccine, then one cannot have the updated flu vaccine.

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Re: Flu Vaccine

Postby mambobb » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Any kid below 2 years old took the Flu vaccine with H1N1 before? Any side effect?

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