We are going to enroll our 3-year-old in a preschool program this year, and since wonderful NJ mandates a yearly flu vaccine, I am now concerned about the shedding of the flu vaccine. I imagine that most kids will probably be getting their vaccine shortly before school starts, so I can see all of the shedding that will be going on. I'm not worried about my child getting ill naturally but the thought of him getting sick artificially from the possibility of the shedding factor of a flu vaccine is just so irritating to me. I worry that he will be bombarded with the shedding live viruses all at once. Am I thinking too much about it?
Anyway, just looking for any words of wisdom on this to put my mind at ease, and maybe some suggestions to keep him extra healthy. He gets a multivitamin, Vitamin D3, and cod liver oil daily. (Well, D3 only in the fall/winter months). He drinks a lot of yogurt too, so I'm assuming that's his probiotics. Maybe I could up his D dose in September? He has been extremely healthy thus far. I wonder if there is anything more I can do to keep it that way since he will be entering school.
Edited by SilverMoon010 - 8/23/11 at 5:22am