After many weeks of going back & forth with 'should-we'shouldn't-we' regarding the H1N1 vaccine, today Dahlia & I were both vaccinated.
Reasons against were simply - well, the paranoia about vaccinations in general...both for her and for me (being pregnant). Mercury and/or other preservatives, random adverse side-effects, etc. Reasons for included well, not wanting to get sick with this nasty flu-bug...and since I'm in the highest risk category and Dahlia's dealing with high-exposure potential at her daycare, we just thought it was right.
There hasn't been any H1N1 vaccines in Duluth (or very little as far as I know, but today they started doing a "clinic" at the convention center for the highest risk group - until supplies run out. I contacted both my OB office & the Peds office and they both said if we want to get the vaccine to head there. So we did.
It took about an hour & twenty minutes, Dahlia was great - she mostly entertained herself (even though it WAS lunchtime), I didn't cry at all and she cried VERY briefly but was easily distracted by her super-sweet Dora sticker that she received.
So, it's done. Hers was thiemersol free (no mercury) which makes me feel a little better and so far, so good. Let's hope we have a healthy house this winter.