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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 …
With the recent outbreak of swine flu across the world, parents are rushing to find ways to protect their children. Doctors, naturopaths and others all recommend a “back to basics” approach to reducing the risk of contracting this virus. This approach essentially consists of diligently implementing an ongoing regime of good personal hygiene. This includes encouraging your child to wash their hands regularly, cover their mouth when they cough, and staying at home during times of illness. Before parents rush to a vaccine, however, they need to know the risks.
Currently, there is no human vaccine for swine flu. The current influenza vaccines available in Canada and the US may or may not be effective. Current child influenza vaccines, however, do contain some dangerous ingredients. …