Not sure what to be more afraid of...

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Not sure what to be more afraid of...
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Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:03pm

I'm the mother of a healthy 8 month old DD. Her only health issues since birth have been getting colds that turn into ear infections since going into daycare. She's had 3 since mid-June, though since starting her on powdered probiotics she hasn't had one in a month and a half (she was getting them every 3-4 weeks).


Anyway, DD is on an alternative vaccine schedule, spacing them out mainly because in NJ if your child is in daycare or school they have to have quite a few shots unless you have religious exemption. So I decided to definitely split them up and opt out of a few that aren't required by the state.


My big problem now is this whole H1N1 deal. The vaccine scares me because it hasn't run the normal series of testing that most vaccines go through before going on the market. But the H1N1 flu virus terrifies me as well.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:13pm
The H1N1 vaccine is made the exact same way as the seasonal flu vaccine, just with this particular strain of flu (which is how it is done every single year with the flu vaccine...made same way, just changing the strains).
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:35pm

yep, that is the word around the campfire.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:49pm

Here's one showing that seasonal flu vaccine may provide a bit of protection against H1N1.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/oct06_2/b3928

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 2:43pm

Quotes from your source:


the available evidence, although incomplete, suggests that seasonal vaccines will confer little or no protection against influenza

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 3:06pm

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This was taken from the introduction...stating what was known before this study was undertaken.

As far as the Canadian study, I know the WHO was checking into it since no one else was seeing those results. I haven't heard anything else about it. Have you?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 5:09pm

No, have not read anything further with regard to the study other than the fact that it will be published soon.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:18am
I re read the study you sited (insomnia, what can I say, haha).

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:01pm

We can't make the decision for you of course, but for perspective:

What if you give her the shot AND she gets H1N1?

And welcome to the board!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:03pm
And study after study describes the high rate of failure with the "seasonal" flu vaccines.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:12pm
Something I notice with many of the studies too is that they test the subjects for antigens within hours or days of the shot. I don't understand that, what about weeks after the shot? Will the immunity be at the same level then or could it wane some, or wane completely?

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