I got the flu vaccine for myself and will probably do my almost 3 year old son's vaccine next week. Initially, I would say no because he's not in school or childcare, but we do go to the park, to the library's storytime, and gymnastics class so he's around children. I do not feel any peace about giving him the H1N1 vaccine because there's not enough information out. Like one poster said, it seems rushed. At the time I made this decision, they couldn't even tell us yet if it will be a one dose or two dose vaccine! (I read about it online, asked 2 pharmacists, my obgyn, and my doctor...noone could give me enough information). If they don't even know that, but plan on giving it to people, it seems like a total crapshoot and they're just injecting stuff into my son without a definate plan. No thanks! My personal thoughts are that we'll practice good hygeine and nutrition, get enough rest, and with the regular flu vaccine helping to keep that down, if anything looked wrong, he'd go to the doctor for immediate evaluation. That's just my personal opinion.
In addition to that, my grandma told me that they all took "swine flu" vaccines in the 70s, they were highly encouraged to do so "or else", and a lot of people had ill effects and a lot of people died from it. My grandpa, stationed in Egypt at the time, came home reading the news and asked "why in the world would you take that?" and she answered "we were told to by people who were supposed to know....you would have taken it to if you'd been here". It was removed from the market, after so many people took it. She also talked about the "cold vaccine" they used to give years ago, and how she had a cold that she couldn't shake all winter because of it. They removed that from the market as well. How many lawyer commercials do you see where they're doing class action lawsuits against yet another drug that has been approved by the FDA but later pulled off shelves for detrimental effects? I personally just don't want to be a guinea pig; if it were tried and true for years, I wouldn't have an issue with it.