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My friend said it best: “Forget about the flu or the vaccine…the freekin’ hysteria about it all is enough to kill me.”
As parents who are doing little vaccinating with our kids, no one in our family is likely to get the H1N1 vaccine. But it doesn’t mean we aren’t concerned about our children getting sick. The conversations around the poker table, with doctors and research scientists, at classes or gatherings with other families, all seem to come back to similar advice. Clean yourself… thoroughly. And don’t touch your face, let alone your mouth. I can be sure my two young children, who are orally obsessed, should remain healthy through this flu season. Here we go!
Our pro-vaccine GP, a really thoughtful and smart family acquaintance, suggested we not …
To vaccinate or not is often a choice that is influenced greatly by where you live, local health threats, personal values and your risk tolerance. In Europe, some countries (UK and France) do not fund vaccinations through their government. In Canada vaccinations are fully funded under the basic health care system. In the US, parents must sign a waiver saying that they do not want their children vaccinated (for religious or personal reasons) before they are sent to school. This is a highly personal choice, and one that must be done in the context of your own experience and values .
How Do Vaccines Work?
Vaccines originated in China where a person was infected deliberately with smallpox to help prevent future infection. Vaccines basically stimulate the body’s …