Torrance, California (PressExposure) October 07, 2009 -- Fox News presents another side of the Swine Flu H1N1 vaccination conversation, with Dr. Kent Holtorf. Reporter asks, "Would you give it to your kids?" Dr. responds, "Absolutely not." Reporter states that three other doctors previously on Fox had stated they would indeed vaccinate their children against H1N1.
Do your own homework. Washington State just lifted its Thimerosal ban for pregnant women and children for this vaccine. If this is a concern for you, make sure you know what's in the vaccine your doc wants to give you. Informed consent is your right.
If Swine Flu Conditions Become More Severe
â¢ Keep a child sick with flu at home for at least seven days, even if he or she feels better sooner. Those who are still sick after seven days should continue to stay home until at least 24 hours after symptoms have completely disappeared.
â¢ If someone in your household is sick with the flu, keep all school-aged children home for five days from the time that person became sick. Monitor the children for signs of fever and other flu symptoms.Contingency Plans in Case of School Closings
â¢Stay up-to-date on your school district's pandemic or emergency plan.
â¢ Determine whether your school plans to offer Web-based lessons or other forms of distance learning during an extended closure, and plan accordingly.
â¢ Plan activities to keep your children engaged at home in the event of school closings. Create a stockpile of games, books, DVDs, craft projects, etc.
â¢ Check with your employer ahead of time to find out if you will be able to stay home to care for sick family members or children who have been dismissed from school. If you can't work from home, arrange for other child care.