Pertussis ads

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Pertussis ads
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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 11:33am

I was flabbergasted when I saw this ad for a pertussis vaccine yesterday. I simply can not imagine being a postpartum mom and not wondering what harm I'm doing my baby - and I wouldn't have been thinking about pertussis, it would have more along the lines of any and all illness and my general insecurities and lack of mothering experience.

What do you all think?

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In reply to: nisupulla
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 2:12pm
There's no way in hell I would expose my milk to the Pertussis vaccine.
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In reply to: nisupulla
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 3:01pm

My DH got the Tdap shortly before DD1 was born and I got it after she was born.

 


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In reply to: nisupulla
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:08pm

I'm not sure what Amanda means about the vaccine not preventing transmission - are you saying if someone is vaccinated but exposed, doesn't get pertussis but can still pass it on?



That's exactly what I'm saying.

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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:00am
I am pro-vax in general, at least for my family. I don't see anything in the ad that bothers me.

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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:52am
I'm not sure what Amanda means about the vaccine not preventing transmission - are you saying if someone is vaccinated but exposed, doesn't get pertussis but can still pass it on?

That's exactly what I'm saying.

 


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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 9:29pm

I am, of course, pleased that there have been responses to my original post. Nothing as horrible as being ignored.

I'm wondering though.

Do any of you feel/think that the ad would adversely effect more women with postpartum issues than it would help people get the vaccine? The ad specifically says "family members" bring the pertussis, but it show only the mom.

My sense is that, to new moms, very often their insecurity/depression is exacerbated by an advertisement playing up the "you are bad for your baby" idea.

While pertussis is a rare, but increasing problem, PPD is a known and prevalent problem. Emphasizing the "mom is potentially bad" thing, seems like exactly what postpartum moms do NOT need to hear, KWIM?










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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:30pm
We thought ODD had pertussis last spring, and it was a big deal that caught me by surprise. The pediatrician suspected it and I just happened to mention it to someone and before I knew it the school nurse was calling me, then the health department called me, and then the nurse called back to inform us YSS was being kicked out of school until he had been on antibiotics for 5 days, because he had been exposed to ODD and had a cough (they had the same cough but YSS actually had it first). Luckily ODD did not get kicked out of school because at the point they decided it was pertussis she had already been on 5 days of antibiotics. She had to go to the hospital for tests and it turned out not to be pertussis after all, but I remember being surprised that the vaccine wears off. Then my babysitter at the time shared that there was a pertussis epidemic when she was in high school, because everyone's vaccine had worn off and it can spread very fast especially in a school. It seems to me they might want to revaccinate preteens and then young adults too.

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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:32pm
I don't think it's a bad thing at all, I was fine with the ad.

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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:36pm

Then my babysitter at the time shared that there was a pertussis epidemic when she was in high school, because everyone's vaccine had worn off and it can spread very fast especially in a school. It seems to me they might want to revaccinate preteens and then young adults too.



That's exactly what they're doing.

 


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In reply to: nisupulla
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:52pm
Oh ok, that works for me.

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