What is delay vac & why?

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Registered: 09-02-2009
What is delay vac & why?
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 12:41am

You can regularly find me on the SAHM board but lurked in here since my 2 month old recieved her first vaccines yesterday.


My DS was vaccinated on time w/ every vaccine. This was due to him being in daycare @ the time & lets face it, not vaccinating isn't always "socially acceptable."


However, since becoming a SAHM I've begun to wonder how neccessary the vaccines would be for DD.


Why do you choose to delay & at what point do you start to delay it? I would prefer to wait until DD is a year old before introducing her to vaccines any further. But is now the time to start delaying them or is 4 months too young to delay? (As that is when she is scheduled to recieve more)


In the dr. office yesterday I overheard the nurse talking to a hospital rep saying that they'd seen 2 cases of chicken pox already that morning from children who weren't vaccinated. But again, since DD doesn't leave the house much what are her chances of being exposed?


I'm just confused. It's a war within myself. I know what I want to do but just like a lot of people don't know if it's the right thing to do. That's why this whole delay thing sounds so good to me....

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 12:53am

"Instead, my DH, parents & MIL got the flu shot to have the extra protection around the kids."

I cringed when I read that, lol!

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 2:33am
The flu mist vaccine is a live attenuated virus.

14.5 Transmission Study
FluMist contains live attenuated influenza viruses that MUST infect and replicate in cells lining the nasopharynx of the recipient to induce immunity.


http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf


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Registered: 06-16-2009
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 2:34am
yep me too.

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 6:29am

This was my first.


I was shocked @ how painless it was.


I didn't even feel the pinch of skin breaking.


I wish I would've watched just to make sure it actually happened.


I'm 29 years old & still cry over shots. Not this time. It was the most pleasant shot experience ever.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 9:35pm

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My bad. I was speaking about the injection .. I made an assumption with regard to what vaccine the PP was concerned about -- as Flumist does not contain thimerosal.

I know people have a difficult time finding the single-dose flu vaccine at doctor's offices, but Walgreens and CVS generally have them available and try to "reserve" for pediatric patients and pregnant moms. I'm sure the degree of shortage varies in different parts of the country though.




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Registered: 06-16-2009
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:45pm

There is currently only one mercury free flu shot available to children under 4.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 1:16am

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Cost? b/c for those people who don't know/care about it .. they'll still take the vaccine with it. If they can use it to make a vial that contains 10 vaccines vs. preservative-free vaccine in syringes - they save money.

I thought of this tonight -- the hospital I work at is ONLY carrying Afluria in single dose syringes .. preservative-free. :) So.. maybe there is a shortage.. but if you're admitted where I work - you can get it! Our pharmacy isn't carrying the multi-dose vials. :)
(http://www.afluria.com/Default.aspx)




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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 12:22pm
Well yeah, that is the obvious answer. It just seems unethical to produce something that is considered a neurotoxin and shoot it into soooo many people because of cost.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 5:36pm

It's cheaper to manufacture, package, and ship multi-dose vials as opposed to single dose vials.

And then there's lobbyists...

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