Thursday, October 22, 2009

Are you vaccinated??

Over the past few weeks, I've talked to a bunch of fellow CFers guessed it..SWINE FLU!
So many people seem hesitant to receive the H1N1 vaccine. I did some research, read this article, and talked to my CF team (they are recommending all of their patients get both). Of course, I trust my CF doc and after reading more about Swine Flu, it seems a lot more likely to actually get the flu than to have side affects from the vaccine - it is made the same as the seasonal vaccine, just a different strain. It is especially important for those of us with respiratory illnesses to take proactive steps when we can. That being said, I just want to let you all know, that I got both the seasonal AND H1N1 shots today. Bring on flu season!


  1. Keep us posted on how you feel.... I haven't gotten my H1N1 yet I am waiting so far my state is only giving it to children 6 months to 47 months old but I will be getting it as soon as I can!

  2. hum my GP hasn't offered the swine flu one yet however I had my normal flu one on weds so I am part protected!

  3. I got mine last week! And I completely agree with you on the risk - the risk of catching the flu and having complications from that is much greater than risk of complications from the shot!

  4. I'm glad you got both vaccines! I haven't gotten mine yet, but are. We (our local CF centers) have had many CF patients get the swine flu (and also CFers who have been transplanted) and in a lot of the cases it has been life threatening. I say deal with the side's worth it.

    Oh, and I just came across your blog from another's. I look forward to keep up with you. (I'm going to add you to my blog roll...helps me keep up without too much effort :)