Australian Vax Schedule

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Australian Vax Schedule
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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 8:15pm

Ok so this is the current schedule as of 2007 -


Birth - Hepatitis B (hepB)


2 Months - Hepatitis B (hepB), Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis) (DTPa), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis IPV), Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV), Rotavirus


4 months - Hepatitis B (hepB), Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis (DTPa) , Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis IPV), Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV), Rotavirus


6 Months - Hepatitis B (hepB), Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (acellular pertussis (DTPa) , Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Polio (inactivated poliomyelitis) (IPV), Pneumococcal conjugate (7vPCV),

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 10:11pm
Unsure. I have never really heard of mereck over here but we have alot of the SK. Most of my childrens shots were from SK.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 9:27pm

It looks like we differ around 12 months. I'm getting nauseated looking at the schedules.

Do we use ALL of the same manufacturer's, do you know?




Edited 1/21/2009 9:28 pm ET by crunchymomto2
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 9:19pm


8 different diseases in one visit, when a baby is only 8 weeks old --- Ugh!

For 2 months, our schedules are the same, except the AAP says another Hep B at 1 month OR 2 months. So before a baby is 2 months old he/she gets 2 doses of a vaccine meant to prevent a sexually transmitted/blood transmitted/IV needle abuse transmitted disease.

That wanes in less than 10 years?

(I'm too lazy to look up exactly how many years but I think there are several theories on how long it actually lasts.)

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 9:07pm

When my first was born, I was all about natural birthing and all that so the Hep B was the first one I learned to deny. At first my plan was to give it to him when he reached the age of possibly doing these things.

Many years later I learned that the Hep B vaccine wanes, and is likely no longer effective by the time a child starts elementary school!

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:42pm

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I ask myself this same question. I think the answer is along these lines:
Because people have the general idea that vaccines are good and necessary;
People (blindly) trust their dr;
People don't accept responsibility for their kids health when it requires them spending time doing some research;
People don't understand hepatitis b - how you catch it, how long the vaccine might last, who typically catches it, etc.

That's what I think. I would like to see the reply from those on this board who did get the hepatitis b vaccine and believe in it.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 2:13pm

All that to be injected into a newborn baby simply because *someone* decided that newborn's were at risk for Hep B. You want the truth? Babies and young children have NEVER been at risk for Hep B. Never, in our history, has their EVER been a high rate of Hepatitis B in babies or young children. Hep B is a disease that prostitutes and drug addicts get - not babies or young children. Yet your pharmaceutical companies have made your government believe that young children and babies need this vaccine. Top it all off, the first dose is usually given within the first few hours of birth!!!

Since I am certain that no Hep B carrying individual will be having sex with my newborn or young child --- I declined that vaccine for both my children.

Since I am certain that no Hep B carrying individual would be spitting into my baby or child's mouth --- I declined that vaccine for both my children.

Since most of the low-class folks in my family are hooked on prescription drugs, not street drugs, I don't worry about any of them being too stupid to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze in the presence of my newborn or young child --- so I declined the Hep B for both my kids.

Since I know where my newborn and young child is at all times, I don't worry about them learning to use IV drugs so I declined the Hep B for both my kids.

Since the vaccine wanes (and the CDC knows it) before ANY baby is old enough to likely participate in ANY of above events - why would I give my baby the Hep B vaccine? Why would ANYONE???

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 3:55am
CONTENTS OF THE HEPATITIS B VACCINES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Paediatric Engerix-B™ - SmithKline Beecham (SKB):

Hepatitis B surface antigen protein 10mcg
Aluminium hydroxide 0.25mg, *Thiomersal 0.005% = 25mcg, Sodium Chloride 0.9% to 0.5mL.
(*Note: Engerix-B is now also available as a thiomersal free formulation.)

Paediatric “preservative free” H-B-VAX II™ - Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD):

Hepatitis B surface antigen protein 5mcg
Aluminium hydroxide 0.25mg, Formaldehyde solution 0.5 – 10mcg
Borax 35mcg, Potassium Thiocyanate 0.05 – 0.25mcg, Sodium Chloride 0.9% to 0.5mL

Infanrix-HepB™ - (SKB):

Hepatitis B surface antigen protein 10mcg
Diphtheria toxoid 25 Lf, tetanus toxoid 10 Lf, pertussis toxoid 25mcg, pertussis filamentous haemagglutinin 25mcg, pertactin 8mcg
Aluminium hydroxide 0.5mg and aluminium phosphate 0.2mg,
Formaldehyde <1mcg, Phenoxyethanol 2.5mcg (used as a preservative), Sodium chloride 0.9% to 0.5mL

Preservative free Comvax™ - (MSD):
Hepatitis B surface antigen protein 5mcg
Purified capsular polysaccharide (PRP) of the Ross Haemophilus influenzae type b strain 7.5mcg conjugated to meningococcal protein 125mcg (OMPC)
Aluminium 0.225mg (as Aluminium hydroxide), Borax 35mcg (used as a pH stabiliser), Sodium Chloride 0.9% to 0.5mL
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