HebB

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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 2:31pm
I can't seem to find WHY this is given at birth instead of later in life. What is the medical reason for such a young age?

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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: rock_abye
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 9:18pm

it means ivillage deleted posts that i put up. nothing too critical.

you know debates are meant to be fun, if you cant joke (even in stupid pun form like i did) then maybe youve taken it too personally. there is hardly any reason to think "zombie viruses" is offensive. maybe dumb but not worth getting upset over.

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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: rock_abye
Fri, 05-28-2010 - 12:23am

"it was a joke. see all the vaccines my son got were dead, aka not live. meaning that in order for those diseases to infect him from that vaccine they'd have to be zombie viruses. as in come back to life when they once were dead. get it? haha?"

Viruses - live, attenuated, or otherwise, are not what I would be most concerned with, if I were still vaccinating my child. I don't find humor in any of it, sorry.

"ps i can assure you posts were deleted; mine!"

I don't have a clue what that means.




Edited 5/28/2010 12:28 am ET by abitcrunchy
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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: rock_abye
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:25pm

it was a joke. see all the vaccines my son got were dead, aka not live. meaning that in order for those diseases to infect him from that vaccine they'd have to be zombie viruses. as in come back to life when they once were dead. get it? haha?

ps i can assure you posts were deleted; mine!

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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: rock_abye
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 6:30pm

Wow...

The point I just made in another thread was just driven right home with this one!

Did the post about zombie viruses get deleted too? I certainly have not seen anyone speak of such scary *viruses*.

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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: rock_abye
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 12:00am

i got all my vaccines and im a healthy, happy, college educated, functioning member of society and so is everyone else i know.

everything injected into my son was dead. i have no fear of zombie viruses. but i guess i probably only believe that because im "uninformed" right?

again, vaccinating is not unfit parenting.

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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: rock_abye
Sat, 05-22-2010 - 10:40pm
dunno about schedule wise but my ped doesnt do hep b at birth. my youngest just got it for the first time thursday at his 2 mo appt.
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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: rock_abye
Sat, 05-22-2010 - 8:52pm

Hib is given at two months.

I don't know how old your children are, but you can find the past schedules close to the bottom of the page (link below). Hib is one of the newer vaccines but its been around a while.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-
schedule.htm#printable

The vaccine (like all vaccines) is not proven to work on all individuals. IOW's - there are no studies proving efficacy of the vaccine. (Positive antigen is not the same as immunity.) There are media pieces like this that tell the truth of the matter:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100421/LIVING01/704219937

From what I understand, the Hep B is given in the hospital in all fifty states. Parents are often given the choice between doing it while in the hospital, or they can make an appointment to see the doctor immediately after checking out of the hospital and get the vaccine then.

This is a disease that a newborn baby is extremely unlikely to catch. Either the Mom has it (they test to see if you do), or a prostitute/drug addict or other individual with Hep B could spit in the baby's mouth - they could get it that way. Or if your baby shares needles or has sex, he/she could also get it. By the time your newborn is old enough to participate in sex or needles, the vaccine has most likely waned. They added boosters but they still haven't proven the vaccine to be effective.

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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: rock_abye
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 7:01pm
my child was not given hep b at birth. its my understanding you'd only give it that early if the mother was positive. Are you sure you arent thinking of HIB? thats not the same as Hep b.
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Registered: 01-21-2010
In reply to: rock_abye
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 9:52pm
Makes me wonder who manufactured those tests. Surely its not the same one who makes the Hep B vaccine!
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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: rock_abye
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 3:32pm

Or sharing needles - you know we have to protect everyone for their own good from their own choices.. ;-)


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