Archive for September, 2009

Vaccination Consternation

Friday, September 25, 2009

I was going to write a post this week about my mixed feelings at giving my children the vaccine for H1N1, and not yet being able to decide what course of action to take.

Do we vaccinate, when it’s not been very well tested and it seems like there’s a lot of side effects? And people are saying, oh I had that flu, it’s not that bad.

Do we not vaccinate, and then they get it…and young people are affected much worse, and children have died?

Do we only give it to Callum, who has the history of respitory infections and inhalers? Do we forget Oliver who never really gets sick like that?

Note that I have never had an issue with vaccines before. (Also note that I have no quarrels with people who do have concerns about routine vaccinations – to each his own, just don’t give my kid measles please).

But this week it seemed like the official ‘line’ on the H1N1 vaccines was changing every day.

I’m totally befuddled.

What are you going to do?