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    Bumps Guest

    H1N1 at pre-schools


    I am just wondering if many of you out there are experiencing H1N1 in the pre-schools your little ones are at? I am a teacher and I have been sick for the past 4 days due to high fever and flu symptoms.

    Parents are sending kids to my class who are really sick - thanks - I am now sick too and I have a little one!!! I have teachers at my school who are confirmed H1N1 and kids have been too.

    Please keep them home if they are sick!

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    catcurran is offline Registered User
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    Nov 2008
    Hong Kong

    The H1N1 vaccine has been in Hong Kong since the end of December. Obviously you cannot force your students to get vaccinated, but - as a preschool teacher - I am shocked you yourself have not been vaccinated against this illness. I would certainly look into this...for your little one as well. Children under the age of 7 should have this shot. Good luck.

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    FutureHKmom is offline Registered User
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    Getting vaccine doesn't mean that you won't get the illness, it just means that there is probably less of a likelihood that you will get the illness!

    Also, there are certain risks to getting the vaccine and so I think that each person should weigh the risks vs. benefits to see if the vaccine is for them.

    I agree with Bumps - if your child is sick, keep him or her at home! I thought also that schools were obligated to send sick children home?

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    i just kept my son home from school all of last week and yesterday. he finally went back today.

    he's had a nasty cough (not much else), but it sounded so bad that i didn't want him to pass it on to anyone else.

    i just wish all parents were as considerate.

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    Bumps Guest

    Yes schools are obligated to send home sick kids - however, many school administrators can be reluctant to admit there is a 'health problem' at their institution. P!sses me off actually.

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