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04/10/2013 at 12:24
I'm not one of the risky groups who is offered a flu jab. But I'm paying £12.99 for one at Boots tomorrow!
I know they are offered to pregnant ladies and I'd just prefer to have it done and dusted before my frozen transfer. If I do get pregnant, I will be (unnecessarily) scared of having a vaccination in the first tri!
I'm a Wally aren't I?
04/10/2013 at 12:32
how long do they last?
04/10/2013 at 12:35
I thinks it is for the season. So you have one each Autumn to protect you from the most common strains for the upcoming winter. For £12.99 I just thought what the heck!
04/10/2013 at 12:36
I think I would have taken it last year before we started TTC (started at New Year so too late in the season to be jabbed) but I didn't think of it! As it was, I DID get flu at Christmas as was still suffering with secondary infections throughout January which was horrific, so I don't blame you at all.
Slightly backwards now in that I'm pregnant and would decline the flu jab if it was offered to me, but timing has it that my surgery start their flu clinics from just after my due date so I'm missing it anyway.
04/10/2013 at 12:41
I guess this is one advantage of knowing exactly when you'll have an embryo in your belly and might conceive! Forward planning!
Your story makes me think it is worthwhile. Just incase.
04/10/2013 at 12:51
I think it's an excellent idea and for £12.99 it's a bargain to reduce any worries if this transfer is a success!
04/10/2013 at 13:23
You've inspired me Ducky, I'm going to pay and get it too.
04/10/2013 at 13:38
i think you have started something here. I reckon i will get one too just to be on the safe side. Winter is a loooooonnnnng season and im on public transport most days with the paupers and commoners ;-) and we all know they are riddled with disease!
04/10/2013 at 16:25
I'm very tempted to get it after having a horrendous bout of flu a few years ago, especially being a teacher and the little darlings spreading their germs everywhere!
04/10/2013 at 16:28
Just to add, I'm not TTCing but it's a good idea if you are.
Mrs 50s - do get the flu jab at some point, I caught flu when O was about 5 weeks old and it was difficult to look after him and myself, as well as the worry of him catching it (he didn't thankfully).
04/10/2013 at 16:32
My IVF clinic advised that I had the flu jab, before I started my treatment. I paid for it at boots.
04/10/2013 at 16:48
I was planning to ask the pharmacist if there is any issues with upcoming fertility treatment but you've settled my mind vlvixen! Thank you x
04/10/2013 at 17:20
I had mine whilst ttc, mainly because they also help keep colds away. I swear by them! I think I paid £8 in tesco and you get club card points!!
05/10/2013 at 00:10
I normally have mine for free each year at work, but will need to pay this year. Can I get it now? I was planning to, with the whole PGDE thing I figure I can't afford to have any time off, and little ones carry loads of germs.
05/10/2013 at 15:59
Dumblespud - good thinking, I will make sure I get it after the baby arrives - I was beyond useless last year when I had it, I think poor H thought I was dying (I pretty much just lay in bed sweating and shivering for a week, and that was before all the extra infections kicked in!) so I have no idea how I'd look after a baby. Plus of course if I'm jabbed and we're exposed to the virus (H is a teacher too, so will come home riddled with germs ) then hopefully I can protect baby through breast milk.
Saffron, the vaccine was made by September so I think it depends on individual surgeries as to when it's available. If you need to pay for it, then I think it would be available in all Boots stores now, if Ducky has had hers already.
05/10/2013 at 22:22
Fab! Will get mine this week
06/10/2013 at 08:31
Mrs 50s you could get injection before baby comes as you will pass on anti bodies, always worth thinking about incase a). You get the flu before delivery or b) for some reason you can't bf
I'm not ttc but will hand my injection
06/10/2013 at 13:06
I'm supposed to get mine offered free due to my asthma but my current gp is s h i t!! We're moving in 12 days time so when we register with our new docs this will be on my list.
Is it worth H getting the jab too since it's no use us lot having it if our H's end up getting ill?
06/10/2013 at 20:36
I get offered one at work for free but normally say no (because I'm a wuss and I'm normally lucky!) but didn't think about it from a ttc point of view. Maybe I'll say yes this year!
06/10/2013 at 21:09
I used to get it due to my asthma but then a few years ago the doctors stopped providing it, so I went a couple of years without it. I'm lucky that my work last year offered one for free to any staff who wanted it. I was amazed that so few took them up on it but I did and I will do again this year. I tend to get one very bad cold a year but haven't had flu for years so fingers crossed it will stay that way.
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