Many of my readers have asked me to weigh in on the H1N1 vaccination controversy. There are two extreme points of view when it comes to vaccinating for the H1N1/swine flu. The CDC recommends that everyone get the vaccine starting with those most at risk. The other extreme are people who do not believe in vaccines in general, or who do not believe in the flu shot, H1N1. Stories are flying all over the Internet and television news stations. Who should we believe? In the end, you either get the shot or you don’t.
Vaccinations are not without risk and I do believe there is the possibility of vaccinations causing side effects that are not yet known or hard to pin down. Last week, I watched an interview with Desiree Jennings who became permanently disabled following an H1N1 vaccination. While the side effect she experienced is rare, it is certainly cause for concern. While it is a personal decision, I have chosen not to get the flu shot.
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My wish for all of you is to stay healthy and happy!