Get Your H1N1 Vaccine NOW

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Guest Blogger – Zippi Dvash
Asst. VP of Public Affairs
Long Island College Hospital

Young, healthy people don’t get sick very often.  But the flu is different.  In fact, the difference between a little bit of fever and a flu is like the difference between a bird and a gorilla.  This flu, the H1N1 virus, has claimed more young victims than any other in recent memory.  So if you hadn’t considered getting vaccinated before – think again.  Follow me below to read why you ought to vaccinate and where you can get it today. Local pediatrician Stephen Turner, MD, who is affiliated with Long Island College Hospital, received sufficient quantities to vaccinate his patients with enough left over to promote community health.  Come to his office on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd (see below for time and location) – children of all ages welcome!  There is a $20 administrative fee. 

Location:       185 Montague St., 4th floor, Brooklyn

Time:            1:00 – 4:00 pm

Date:            Wednesday, December 2, 2009

No appointment is necessary.

13 Responses to “Get Your H1N1 Vaccine NOW”

  1. Tracy Burkholder

    Hi I wanted to just comment. My sons school had a clinic to give the H1N1 vaccines, and I was torn whether to get it for my son. He is 14 years old and I was scared of him coming in contact with someone who had it. I spoke to my family physician and I trust him that he wants nothing but the best for my son. He recommended to get the vaccine, so I did. My son has had no ill effects from the vaccine, and now I am more at peace knowing that if he gets sick I took measures to protect him.

  2. Emilia Ciardullo

    Hello

    I wanted to share the fact that the H1N1 has thimerosal in it.

    There is no evidence that thimerosal (a mercury preservative in vaccine that comes in multi-dose vials) is harmful to a pregnant woman or a fetus. However, because some women are concerned about thimerosal during pregnancy, vaccine companies are making preservative-free seasonal flu vaccine and 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine in single-dose syringes for pregnant women and small children. CDC advises pregnant women to get flu shots either with or without thimerosal. Reference: cdc.gov

    I have two children with Autisim that where perfectly normal until they were administered vaccines. Therefore this is a major consideration for me.

    Thank you.

  3. I work at a small hospital in Arizona where I recently received my H1N1 vaccine, and the stories that go with this vaccine are suprising. My co-workers were trying to persude me not to get the vaccine because of the scary stories related to it. Such as, it can lead to blindness, make you paralized from the neck down, and so on. I received it, and I feel fine, My arm wasn’t even sore from the injection. I want to be protected for my family , co-workers, and my patients.

  4. I just wanted to say I was torn weather to get my two children the vaccine. Only because of the scare of the mercury preservative that’s added to the vaccine. My oldest son is of the autism spectrum disorder, He is fifteen now. However I went through the issue of the MMR shot possibly being responsible for the autism disorder . and to be frankly honest I do not want to take the chance again. So therefore i contacted the CDC to see if you can get the mercury free vaccine? I was told yes that your family doctor can order the vaccine mercury free. What a relief it was to hear that.

  5. Hi. My 9 year old son came home from school with a paper asking permission to have the H1N1 vaccine. I have heard all sorts of storys including some nurse saying this has not been tested thoroughly, don’t do it! Another medical person stating..I wouldn’t get it for my kids. On the other hand, I am hearing about all these deaths! I did a little research online, and found that the vaccine had been FDA approved, so signed the paper. I still feel uneasy, but death scares me!

  6. Venecia Miller

    Hello. I am 8 months pregnant and I didn’t receive the HINI vaccine because there wasn’t enough information to me to support it. I mentioned it to the family practitioner whom I work with and she also told me that she didn’t think that the vaccine was safe. Believe me I value her every word, but is her word strong enough for me to jeopardize my baby’s health as well as mine? I’m really not one for getting flu shots, but because I was pregnant during the flu season, I opt to get the seasonal vaccine anyway. You would think that because I am a Certified Medical Assistant working in different medical facilities that I would be more cautious about my health. This time I’m just confused on what to do; although it’s still isn’t to late for me to get the vaccine.

  7. Jessica Hanson

    Hello,

    The discussion on whether or not to get the seasonal flu vaccine for my two daughters has been an ongoing “argument” between my husband and me for several years. He says to get it; I always wait to make an appointment when I know they have already run out. Now they have the H1N1 vaccine and it really makes me nervous. The fact that it is FDA approved means absolutely nothing to me. There have been so many recalls on medications over the past few years that I have no faith in the safety of FDA approved anything. My mom always told me that the way our family has stayed healthy over the years of different “epidemics” is to eat very healthy food and add garlic to everything. The best way to help prevent a bad case of anything is to have a healthy immune system and eating healthy foods, one of which is garlic, is a good way to make sure you do. My family is very healthy, with no major problems so I opt not to get either flu vaccination. If, on the other hand, my children had respiratory problems or something else that might make it easier to contract the flu I probably would get the vaccines.

    Jessica Hanson

  8. Teresa Craig

    I’m really don’t want to get it for my daughter,but our PCP informed me because she has asthma,she really need this vaccination due to respiratory problems. Her asthma is not as bad as it was when she was younger,it may flare up maybe 2 times a year or sometimes when the weather changes,but I’m a really concern and over protected mom,I stay on top of her health . Also I heard about a recall of this vaccine

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