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Originally Posted by moss View Post

i'd buy the shot, tell the pharm that a coworker will administer it, submit the reciept and dispose of the shot. The flu that went around last year wasnt even close to what was in the shot. Not worth the risk imho.
Ps i had a flu shot when i was pregnant. Ds has aspergers. If i knew then what i know now....



I got the flu shot with DD#1 (13 weeks) she's six no issues at all, she's been sick 2 times in her life.

 

No flu shot with DD#2 (no time) and she's 3 she has Aspergers.

 

Just because you got the flu shot doesn't mean that's why your child has aspergers.



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Can you become allergic to eggs? Perhaps you could make an appointment with a new general practitioner, and have that in your notes from the beginning? 

 

You'd have to avoid eating eggs at work, but that would be a small price to pay.

 

Or maybe you could complete all the paperwork for the shot at Walgreens, pay, and get the receipt before the shot, and then "get an urgent call on your cell phone" that you have to step out and take right before getting the shot? If they don't normally have you pay prior, maybe your husband could say he is in a rush, and can he pay prior, so he can leave with his credit card?

Maybe do this in a different Walgreens than you normally go to, so they don't ask you about it when they see you again?

 

I know some people are going to jump all over me about my sneaky ideas, but I'd have no problem being sneaky in order to protect my baby.

 

Do not discuss this with anyone at work right now, so you can keep your options open.

 

If you are going to get the shot, wait until the last possible day, and then get a shot with NO mercury, not "less."

Here are the brands that contain no mercury:

 

Afluria, by CSL (Single dose vial only!!!)

Fluarix, by GlaxoSmithKline

Agriflu by Novartis

Fluzone by Sanofi Pasteur (Single dose vial or pre-filled syringe only!!!) Makes sure it is the regular strength, not high dose.

 


I wouldn't recommend lying or being sneaky, it could land you in a lot more trouble then its worth. Including being fired.
 

 

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Originally Posted by KimberlyD0 View Post

 

I got the flu shot with DD#1 (13 weeks) she's six no issues at all, she's been sick 2 times in her life.

 

No flu shot with DD#2 (no time) and she's 3 she has Aspergers.

 

Just because you got the flu shot doesn't mean that's why your child has aspergers.

i truly believe that it was a contributing factor.  i clearly remember that day and that moment.  the public health nurse didnt even mix the vial.  it was a multi-dose vial, and i think that because she didnt mix it, i probably got most of the thimerosol in the vial. meaning that my baby got it all, because as we all know, the fetus acts like a depot for the heavy metals.  genetic predisposition, environmental trigger.

 

to me, no job is worth permanent neurological damage to a child.  it's not ethical to insist that a pregnant woman (or any person for that matter) has to have medical interventions that they dont want in order to keep a job.  it's also not ethical to lie.  sometimes we live in a crazy world and have to make the best of it  shrug.gif

 

ps, the low mercury flushots (and they ALL still have mercury from what i understand) also have other dangerous adjuvents like aluminum.  i havent seen a safe flu shot that i would trust.  not to mention that the strains of flu that they supposedly protect against are LAST year's strains.  not this year's strains.  the flu that will go around this year is a completely different strain than we have yet encountered.  it's contstantly mutating.  most of the healthcare folks i know do NOT get the shot because it's wildly ineffective.  good handwashing, nutritious diet, no sugar, exercise, rest, vites are all far far better at preventing flu than that stupid shot.

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Originally Posted by KimberlyD0 View Post

 

I wouldn't recommend lying or being sneaky, it could land you in a lot more trouble then its worth. Including being fired.

 



I probably would not go the lying route.  I would probably go the delay and "you can't make me" route.  Don't hospitals have unions?  Tie the darn thing up in red tape until the baby is born.

 

However, if I thought lying would be the best route I would do it.

 

If you genuinely believe a vax during pregnancy might cause adverse reactions, then you owe it your baby not to do get it.  Yes, it might mean you are out of a job, and yes unemployment and poverty suck - but not as much as serious adverse reactions.  

 

 

 

 

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