Published Jul 30, 2009
I was just wondering if anyone had any particular opinions about the CDC recommendations for pregnant women, health care workers, and ages 6 mos. to 24 years (basically little children and students) to be first in line for the shot if available in Oct. I'm kinda bummed because I would be willing to get the shot despite the risks and will be a full time first-year nursing student in the fall but am too old - 39 - to be in the recommendations. Doubt I would qualify since although I will be exposed to the school environment, I am old. Too old for shot, too young to be naturally immune or semi-immune. Guess I'm feeling a little sorry for myself. :chuckle:p:saint:
Also wondering if people are going to be willing to take their young children in for an unproven shot in light of the 1976 incident.
If you will have clinicals and work in a health care setting you should be eligible.
I have 3 children aged 14, 16, and 24. I am not eager for them to get the shot until I see if there are adverse effects.
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