I'm inclined to say yes but would need to read up more about it. My understanding at the moment is that there is some advice that the side effects of the vaccination may be worse than the flu for children 1 year and above and, as Theo will be below that, I would be inclined to get it for him. Flu vaccines have generally been tested over the years and have got a lot safer since the problems in America in the 70s. I will be commuting into London and the chances of coming into contact with someone who is sick will be relatively high....
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Yes, I would let him have it. Obviously I would have to know more about it to make a completely informed decision, but in general even if it did have side effects, as long as they were not dangerous, I would let him have it as swine flu can be fatal as we know
At the end of the summer we chose to visit Martinhal Beach Resort in Southern Portugal to see if the impressions forged on our last visit there were indeed as good as we thought. We weren't disappointed.