posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 10:52 AM
I'm not getting the H1N1 vaccination, but then again I don't take any vaccinations if I can help it, and have never needed it. I'm healthy and have
no immune-deficiency disorders, and am not of an age-group that is at risk of fatality of H1N1. I do not have asthma, diabetes, obesity, or heart
disease, which increase the likelihood of complications and fatality from H1N1. Therefore, it is a non-issue to me.
However, if I were of an age-group that was at risk...if I did have an immune-deficiency disorder...if I was routinely around people who had been
exposed or were carriers of H1N1, or I had asthma, diabetes, obesity or heart disease, then I might consider it.
With every vaccination there is going to be a risk of side-effects. You have to carefully weigh the risks of the side-effects against the risks of
what it is meant to protect you from.
I can get H1N1 as easily as the next person, but the risks for me are almost non-existent compared to any other Flu bug I might catch. Therefore, for
me the risk of side-effects greatly outweighs the risks of H1N1. Your mileage may vary. Thus, no one should be able to make that decision for you,
unless your a minor, and then your parents have a right to make that decision for you...but otherwise, it is your choice to weigh the pros and cons.