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Hi all,

Havn't posted in quite a while. Mum is still more or less the same, but never speaks one word of sense now, everything is delusional.

Anyway, my question for now is - Have any of your loved ones had the swine flu vaccination? Mums GP is advising that she has this in the nursing home where she now lives. I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on same!!!!!!!

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Annie.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:34 am
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For what its worth! Just talked to my daughter in law yesterday and her mother who is 84 had the H1N1 vaccine, and got very sick. Just my two cents worth.
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Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:44 am
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It's really ironic that, when they were short of vaccine, they were saying people over 60 didn't need it because they had likely had exposure to the virus that would keep them immune. Now, when they have produced a surplus of vaccine, they want everyone to get it. :? Personally, I won't get it and would not let my Lewy Love get it, either.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:52 pm
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I suppose I'd ask "what is the risk, and is the risk worth not getting the shot." Since I am on this Slow Medicine thing with my dad, I suppose I'd suggest he not get it..... However, having a communicable disease in an ALF would potentially get others sick, so once again, no clear or simple answer.....
I'm glad I had one a month ago - my husband was diagnosed with H1N1 a week ago today (he came down with it a week after having the shot). He was really sick with it......


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LTCVT, how old is your husband, may I ask? I am just curious about what age groups are /are not getting H1N1. Thanks.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:17 pm
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My husband is 61, I am 59. We both got shots recently, no problem. Last night I got an email from the local university's medical director. He suggested that all univ. students get shots, which I am encouraging my 20-year old son to do. My husband had a very high fever and the dr. told him if it reached 103.5 to go the the ER. It went as high as 102.7.


Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:22 pm
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My hubby, age 75, had a flu shot early in the fall. (Don't remember if it was the H1N1 - don't think so).

I (age 69) had the flu shot end of Sept. I'm pretty sure that was the H1N1.

Neither of us had any ill after effects.

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Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:03 pm
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Frank got the H1N1 shot about a month ago and I got mine yesterday. He didn't have any problem. When he was in rehab they gave him the reg. flu shot. My concern was that he would end up with pnuemonia, and with the chance that a hospital stay would set him even further back, mentally, I decided to get the shot. My sister-in-law had it and was in bed, sicker than a dog, for over a week.


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We've both had both flu shots this season - they wouldn't let us get H1N1 in early fall due to limited quantities, which is why I had my in Dec. and my husband got his in Jan. No ill effects from either shot. I've had regular flu shots for years and never had a problem.....


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Johnny and I both had both shots without problems.
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Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:26 pm
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I realize I am a little late, but my mother is in a home, they recommended getting it as there were residents with H1N1. She had her seasonal flu shot, and the H1N1 shot,though not both the same day, and was fine
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As to the H1N1 I think the age group is for the very young children first and pregnant women, then the next group is the 20-30 yr olds.
My son had this confirmed flu back in early Oct and he is 18 and a very healthy young person and I have never seen him this sick, we did catch it quick enough for him to get relief from the Tamaflu, I think they give that only if DX'ed within 48 hours, he was still sick for 8 days as to myself I didn't get that flu shot but did get the regular flue shot back in Nov.

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