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Friday, September 18, 2009

Nationally Recognized Physician Says Consider Carefully Before Getting The Swine Flu Vaccine

The World Health Organization wants you to get the H1N1 vaccine. So does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most obstetricians want you to get it. But Dr. Jay Gordon, a noted pediatrician who is on the faculty at both UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is encouraging everyone to slow down, take a deep breath, and think about this decision.

Even pregnant women.

Dr. Gordon and I talked today about his controversial position on the H1N1 Virus, the vaccine, and who he thinks should get it. We spoke specifically about the vaccine and pregnancy, but also about whether I (you) should get it, whether my child (your child) should get it, and -- if not -- what kind of risk are we facing?

You Can Listen To Dr. Gordon's Recommendations Here...

Food for thought.

As Dr. Gordon suggests, his advice is in no way meant to supercede that of your trusted health care practitioner. It is, instead, a foundation for a discussion with your doctor. This, like all decisions you make during pregnancy and as a parent, should be made while armed with as much good information as you can get.

Be well. :)



Blogger Dara said...

Good info, Bonnie. Thanks!

September 19, 2009 7:23 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Finally a voice of reason! I'm not sure if any one person could change my mind on the issue, but I put a lot of weight on Gordon's opinion. Great interview, Bonnie.

September 19, 2009 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that Dr. Jay Gordon must speak to my work that is mandating all employees to received the flu shot. He would be able to bring to light that it should be the individual's choice.

October 19, 2009 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous - they cannot force you to get the vaccine. Know your rights - do not let them bully you. I used to work in the health care field and they tried to force me to get a flu shot with everyone else. I dug my heels in and refused, and they couldn't do a thing about it, although my boss was cranky with me for about 2 days. ;)

October 27, 2009 10:39 AM  

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