Most conversations I have had with friends over the past week eventually end up wandering into swine flu vaccine territory. Some friends with children say they will absolutely get the vaccine. Others say, absolutely not. I spoke to one mother the other day struggling with the decision. She teachers her children herself at home, however, she says the play with other children in the neighborhood after school. A child who lives across the street from her just got diagnosed with swine flu.
There is a lot of information going around. Confusing the issue is doctors going on the news who say they are skeptical about the vaccine, while the CDC and many other health experts are recommending the vaccine, especially for people in high risk categories.
At this point, my questions is this: have you made up your mind on the vaccine or are you still gathering information?
People in Pitt County can ask questions about the vaccines and the flu in general at a flu summit Thursday evening at 7 p.m. It's taking place at the Commissioners' Auditorium on Fifth St. in Greenville.