Thursday, October 29, 2009

H1N1 Poll: Will Your Children Be Vaccinated?

I've received notices from both the elementary school and the middle school, letting me know that if I so choose, my children can receive the H1N1 vaccine.  For free.  At school.  I've also been made aware, thanks to the very same forms, that if a child is under the age of 10, they will need to receive a second shot at least 21 days later.  This was news to me; I had no idea.  As I mentioned to my Twitter pal @StewartMoore as he delivered our local morning news: I thought it was "one and done".  Anyway, that's neither here nor there.

What I'm really interested in is this: Are you having your children vaccinated against H1N1?  Why, or why not? If your affirmative answer is something along the lines of "because they're in the age-range of the risk group", that's not enough information.  All "children" are classified as a risk group.  What is it about that classification that made you want to comply?  And if your negative answer is "because the vaccine is eeeeevil, and full of bees, and formulated in the bowels of Xenu", well, back that up with actual science, please.

Vote in the poll below, and then explain (if you feel like it), in the comments.