When all the talk of the H1N1 virus started, I had no plans to get myself or my kids vaccinated. I knew the symptoms of H1N1 could be bad but I wasn’t sold on the safety of the actual shot.
But, then Kenny’s school district sent out a permission slip for free H1N1 shots for any kids interested. That’s when the maybe’s started going through my head but I still wasn’t convinced.
Then, it seemed like everybody and their brother was sick with the swine flu. My neighbor’s son had it so bad that now, over 2 weeks later, he’s still sick. He has missed so much school that his teacher isn’t even going to have him make up the things that he missed. At this point, Eric and I talked to our doctor and our friend, Kevin, who is also a doctor. Both recommended the shot. Eric and I talked some more and decided to get the vaccination for both of the boys. Luke got his on Saturday, after he and Eric waited in line for over 2 hours and Kenny will get his at school later in the month.
Sometimes the decisions we have to make as parents are really difficult.