I’m the last person from whom you’d want to get medical advice. Well, maybe not the last. There was a long line of people who bought deep-fried butter at the Texas State Fair a few years ago. I may be slightly ahead of them in my qualifications to discuss health matters.
Here’s the deal. You probably clicked on this link, not to get advice, but because you already have firmly entrenched beliefs concerning the safety of vaccines. Either you feel the association between thimerosal and autism is bunk… or you are absolutely positive it’s real.
Actually, there may be some of you, like me, that aren’t 100% sure? And if we can’t be completely positive, how do we choose whether to give our kids the flu vaccine or not? That was not a rhetorical question; I’d really like you to leave a comment with your advice.
I realize this is a very touching subject for many, so please keep comments polite and thoughtful. There are loads of parents who really don’t know what to think. I suspect much of the reason for this uncertainty about vaccines is people aren’t sure who to trust?
Have you or are you going to have your children vaccinated against flu this year? How about you… have you gotten the vaccine? To avoid possibly skewing or discouraging comments, I’m going to hold off for now on telling you if we gave our daughter the vaccine or not.