Pros/Cons on HepA vax

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Pros/Cons on HepA vax
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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 8:13am
At my 9 year old's check up with our new GP, he recommended that I get him the HepA vaccine. Now, I've always done delayed vax; I'm not sure I believe the studies et al that cause some people not to vax, but I have enough doubt I delayed. The WHO recommends but doesn't require/schedule HepA. And I'm just not sure if I want to do this. On top of that, I had thought he had been vax'd on chicken pocks, but hadn't. He's homeschooled so he's had less chance to be exposed to it; however, this summer he's going camping with other kids several times and might be exposed, but our doctor said he didn't expect to be getting more of the chicken pocks vax until fall.

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 10:46am
Personally I don't understand some of these vaccines, hepatitis a and b included. Most of us never had the vaccine nor the disease, so why bother w/taking the risks of the vaccines. Only my humble opinion though.
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Thu, 06-19-2008 - 11:54am
yeah I hear ya. I thought most of the hepatitis were sexually transmitted diseases. Well my little boy is only 9yrs; he's certainly not sexually active

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Thu, 06-19-2008 - 4:39pm
The Hep A vax doesn't seem any more or any less necessary than other vaccines in my eyes.

 

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Thu, 06-19-2008 - 8:46pm
thanks for the info, go to know although I'm still no more decided on the vax lol

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Mon, 06-23-2008 - 10:40am

I would suggest reading about Hep A. Hep A does not have a "chronic" state like Hep B which causes liver damage. Hep A can certainly make you "ill" but you recover.

Following infection with Hep A, the immune system makes antibodies against the virus that confer immunity against future infection.

See this site form more information:

http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/?page_id=30

Good luck with your decision.






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Mon, 06-23-2008 - 3:38pm
thanks for the link :)

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