Well the flu season is among us....BOO!!! While some of you might find this "overboard" or "harsh" to us it is not. To us I would explain it maybe as harsh reality. For Xander's safety we are advising that if you plan on being around him AT ALL that you will get your flu shot. There is the assumption that if you get the flu shot you will get the flu, well guess what that is false. This is straight off of the CDC's website:
The flu shot: The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are:
•Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
•Fever (low grade)
If these problems occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last 1 to 2 days. Almost all people who receive influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it.
The flu would be life threatening to Xander, and it wouldn't be a question of "he might be admitted" to the hospital if he got it, it is a guarantee that he would be admitted and it would be to the ICU, I don't think YOU would want to be the cause of that, would you?
Because of the risks if you don't have your flu shot you won't be allowed at our house this winter that may seem rude but I'd rather seem rude and avoid the hospital this winter than hold my feelings in and be at the hospital away from KayLynn, Dylan, Trever, Anthani and Nick for weeks because Xander caught the flu. Also if we do decide to attend family events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, or New Years Eve parties outside of our house and we bring Xander, if you plan on holding him or getting close to him we will be asking if you got your flu shot and if you didn't you will just have to wait until the summer to cuddle with him. The more people who get the flu shot the less people who get the flu, crazy concept right? So really it isn't only for Xander's protection but for your own family's also. I know a lot of you have kids and babies in your homes so do it for them also! So come on all the cool kids are doing it and get a
SHOT IN THE ARM FOR Xander!! ♥