Mom Central Canada blog tour: Moms Fight the Flu

Monday, November 23, 2009

I was really interested to participate in this blog tour, by Mom Central Canada.  I’ve been talking a lot about the flu season this year, online (especially on twitter) and in person with just about everyone – in particular our vaccination experience.

So our family decided, after (let’s be honest) some confusing media messages, that we were going to get vaccinated against H1N1.  My primary concern was my youngest, Callum, who has a history of respiratory distress. We all got protected so he would be more protected.  That was 3 weeks ago, so according to current information, he’s due for a booster, which we’ll get in the next 10 days or so.

We’re also taking vitamin D, supplementing with vitamins for the first time ever.  My kids, luckily, usually eat a pretty well-rounded diet; they are not really fussy eaters.  But I wanted some extra protection this year.

As the weeks have gone on, we’ve all been able to access better information about what’s happening.  Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care now has some fairly comprehensive resources to help us all out.  There’s an updated page on flu clinics around the province, linking you to public health websites.  There’s also an influenza assessment tool so you can figure out if your child or other loved one needs medical attention.

I have two good friends who have had this flu in the past few weeks, two friends who very uncharacteristically took at least a couple of weeks off of work, and told me it’s the worst thing they’ve ever experienced.  I hope that with more and more clear information, we can all protect our kids and families in whatever way we need to.

 

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central and received a Mom Central gift pack to thank me for taking the time to participate.

 

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2 Responses to “Mom Central Canada blog tour: Moms Fight the Flu”

  1. Chantal Says:

    Cool I am doing this blog tour too! Great post


  2. great post, Em! Great to hear positivity about all this, instead of all the doom and gloom!


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