A important packet of papers came home with my kids today. I also received an automated phone message from the school's principal informing parents of this packet of important papers. What was this important information you ask? It was a letter regarding the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, a two-page informational "What You Need To Know", and a Parent Consent Form to have my children vaccinated. The vaccine is being offered for free to students and can be administered by the traditional "shot" method or nasal spray.
I was not expecting this to be offered through the school and as of now, in the State of PA, it is not a mandatory vaccine. We have been given the option to have our children vaccinated "free of charge". Sounds like a deal. But, I was not planning on having my children vaccinated. Not even at the doctor's office. They have never been vaccinated for the seasonal flu and other than the occasional colds, my kids are and have always been pretty healthy. So, I am seeking out sound and reliable information from sources I trust so I can be totally informed if and when I sign the consent forms.
What are your thoughts on the vaccine? Will you get the vaccine when it becomes available to you? Do you have a reliable source for information about the 2009 H1N1 virus and vaccine? I would love your input!
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