My son brings home the piles of notes from school, for me to read, sign and send back.
Field trip at the end of the month...check.
Permission for flu shot....???
To get or not to get seems to be the big question. Our health department will be at our schools giving free vaccinations at the end of the month, for both the seasonal and swine flu. Great idea.
OR is it?
I have no problem with my kids getting the regular old seasonal flu shot that they come out with every year. My problem is with the new vaccine they are giving. What is a mom to do when half the doctors in town say we wouldn't get it, yet my doctor gave it to his own kids. What do you do when one news station reports that the medical professionals are not backing the vaccination, yet our children's hospital is on another station saying we need to get it. What do you do when one set of people say it is not an "old enough, studied enough" vaccination, while the parents of a five year old or a young healthy football player die from the terrible illness...???
I still haven't decided how to sign my paper. Doing a lot of praying about it.
In the meantime, what is your opinion? Are your kids getting vaccinated or have they already been?
It is scary, for it seems you are "darned" if you do and "darned" if you don't.