My wife mentioned last night that our kids, aged 8 and 9, had annual checkups scheduled for today. Somewhat surprised, I asked if it was "safe" to take healthy kids to the pediatrician's office [an office that would doubtless be full of flu-like symptoms and stricken victims in every corner of the place] for something non-essential like an annual checkup.
She called the doctor, and the assistant advised her to reschedule. In fact, she suggested rescheduling for JANUARY, after flu season! She also mentioned that they had no "normal flu" vaccines [and obviously the swine flu vaccine isn't available yet], but normal flu vaccine should be available at drug stores and other locations.
Be smart with your kids (and yourselves):
DON'T go to the doctor if you're not sick, and
DON'T accept "no" for an answer and go without a flu vaccine, if you want one. Just check someplace else!