H1N1 Vaccine

The swine flu vaccine is finally here , as read in the Arab Times on 1 & 2 November…………….and I guess a lot of parents are in a limbo as to whether to administer it to their kids or not. Personally, I would want to give it, but when I asked the hubby dearest, he didn’t seem too enthusiastic about it.

On 1 November 2009, I heard on the 6pm news on FM 99.7 while driving home, that the Kuwait Health Minister said that there are a few side effects such as rash around the vaccination site, possibly a slight temperature. I guess this is fine as there is another vaccine which we give the kids as a part of the regular immunization schedule that also gives the above symptoms…so what’s the fuss all about!!

The minister also apparently said that the vaccine is not compulsory, first preference will be given to the most vulnerable category – kids younger than 5, elderly , those suffering from other chronic illness , pregnant, etc.

 But still am not sure if I would want to have it administered to my son as there is soooo much negative things going around about the vaccine… Even my own relatives are not keen on administering the vaccine to their kids…… I guess I will have to ask around a bit, before deciding to go ahead with the vaccination. So let’s take a poll


4 Responses to “H1N1 Vaccine”

  1. 1 BNDQ8 November 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    hey dear!! 🙂
    actually the vaccine is having a lot of negitive responses that its really scary to think abt taking it..but at the same time its said that during winter it will spread more…so i think you should consult a few doctors or see if anyone you know have got the shot ..

    • 2 kuwaittoddlermom November 6, 2009 at 1:23 PM

      Hi! You are right; there are a lot of negative things being said about the vaccine. Even at work quite a few parents are not really convinced about administering the vaccine…..most doctors would leave the decision upto the parents as the ministry has not made it mandatory…which is all actuality does not really help…..but I guess it really is the parents decision……still haven’t made a decision
      Will post about it if I do speak to a doctor and her/his opinion.
      Do let us know if you come across anything all parents need to know about the vaccine…

  2. 3 lendmeurear November 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Have you reached a decision yet? I still can’t make up my mind as well!

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