(TFT… aka Thoughts on Thursday… if you’ve forgotten!!)
So I want to know the scoop… are you or aren’t you getting the Swine Flu Vaccine (ok, the H1N1 to be correct… ugh… Swine Flu is just so much… better HAHA!).
When the swine flu outbreaks happened in the spring I immediately freaked out. I sprayed down the kids’ desks every day when I came into work and made them use hand sanitizer numerous random times throughout the day.
Then, over the summer, it seemed to die down and wasn’t such a big “deal”. Probably because kids weren’t in school, I supposed.
And then I heard that they had the H1N1 Vaccine coming out and my first thought was “Sign me up!” I’m so paranoid that my kids will get sick and die.
THEN I started to read people’s comments online and really turned against it… its too new. It was rushed on the market. What if the side effects of the vaccine outweigh the side effects of getting H1N1? What if there are side effects that they don’t know about like, say, everyone who gets the vaccine develops a brain tumor, or some kind of stutter, or grows a curly tail? Is the Swine Flu really THAT big of a deal? I mean, what, 35,000 people a year die of the regular flu and we don’t flip out about getting that.
So we had a discussion at work today and I’m still on the line. I heard lots of good points to get it (a co-workers’ relative is the president or something of the medical research at Harvard and he said GET IT!), but I also heard lots of negatives too (mainly the points I mentioned above).
Are you getting the vaccine? Will your kids be getting the vaccine?
Why or why not? What are your reasons for or against getting it?
Have you read anything that has convinced you either way?