It is a big decision…to vaccinate or not to vaccinate! How can you safely decide when you have heard so much conflicting advice from your doctor, friends, school, someone at the playground and so on? Face it, we have a lot of information around us each day to sieve through, and make a decision that is right for your own family. H1N1 discussions have left many people feeling like a lost fishing boat being tossed amongst high waves…one toss, and ‘YES, I am definitely getting the vaccine’, and then another big wave hits and, ‘NO way will I get this vaccine’! Do you feel like that? I thought it would be helpful to give you one place to find some accurate answers for you and your family. Below are links to reputable, reliable sources! Good luck. Take the survey below when you have finishing sorting through the facts, we’d love to hear what you have decided.
Here is some additional advice from our Parent Guide clients:
Now that Halloween has passed, you will appreciate the advice from Paulina Zettel from the Kura Naturopathic Clinic in Guelph, Ontario. Paulina suggest that we “limit sugar consumption, especially at first sign of cold or flu. This includes sugar in the form of glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey or juice. Studies show that oral administration of these sugars decreases white blood cell activity by 50% for up to 5 hours, leaving children or adults in an immunocompromised state, and unable to fight infections such as colds or flu.”
Cheryl Lalande, owner of Evolution Fitness and Wellness Solutions in London, Ontario, stresses the importance of keeping your immune system strong and functioning optimally by following a healthy diet and lifestyle (exercising, managing stress and being consistent with maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet).
Prevention is the message from the Region of Waterloo Public Health. Click here to download the “6 Simple Steps to Help Keep you Healthy.”
If you do get sick, despite your best efforts to avoid H1N1, above all, STAY HOME. You are contagious for at least 7 days after the onset of your symptoms.
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