QOTW: Vaccines?

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QOTW: Vaccines?
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:11pm

Okay, Ella's comment: "I guess I don't know what the right answer is... or maybe there is more than one right answer!?" reminded me of how I've been feeling about vaccines lately .

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:25pm
Well... I'm usually an odd ball on my thoughts! LOL After the research I've done, the people I've talked to, etc at this point I am planning on no vaccines. I feel there is a lot of the stuff they are there to "protect" against that the actual illness/issue is not serious enough to warrant a shot with all of its chemicals. A lot of vaccines can lead to other issues/complications too. If there comes up with a major outbreak in our area I'll do more research at that time.

I am NOT against vaccines because of the former Autism stuff. That isn't where any of this comes from. The Polio Vaccine I discussed with an adult that had polio as a kid and got his opinion on the vax for that one. The chicken pox one I don't agree with because the shot only has a 10 year life if that and you'd need another and can actually be more dangerous to those that haven't had chicken pox/the shot right after they have it since it sheds. The actual chicken pox doesn't scare me. I had it two years after my TWIN had it.. so not worried about it at all! So thats my long drawn out explanation for today lol.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:29pm
We did vaccinations according to the cdc. Our ped spreads a few of them out a bit but they are pretty close. Had Simon showed issues or complications with them i would have gone to a delay series. It would have taken a major issue or reason for me not to vaccinate him. Its not only for his protection but for the public as well. When i was working in animal meds i saw way to many animals come in with diseases that could have been prevented. To see these animals suffer and sometimes die when they could have been protected just broke my heart. I belive the same with my son. Unless there is a major reaction they will get them.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 6:50pm
Katie- Do you have any sources for that info on the chicken pox vax? I've heard all of that before, but can't find any articles or anything to back it up. So far I haven't done the chicken pox vaccine with James, but I'd really like some more info to make me feel like that's the best decision.

For us, I just do all the shots on schedule. I understand the reasoning behind and alternate/delayed schedule, but my kids have never had any reaction to the shots, and I feel like spreading them out just makes it more torturous for the kid... I skipped the chicken pox one for the reasons Katie mentioned, but I'm still on the fence about it and might do it at some point...
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 7:03pm

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 8:10pm
We are absolutely getting all vaccines (even the "optional" ones, like rotovirus) on schedule. One of the reasons they have a schedule is because, even though babies are born with immunities to many of those diseases, they lose those immunities at different rates. Also, Evan will be in contact with people in general, and most vaccines cover pandemic/epidemic diseases, so we truly believe it's the socially responsible thing to do. The reason why there are very few cases of small-pox, measles, etc., is BECAUSE people get vaccinated. If people stop getting vaccinated, then incidents of those diseases will increase.

Adrienne - to answer your question about multiple vaccines in one shot, I think there are two major reasons: 1) to reduce the number of shots given, and 2) because of the immunities wearing off at different rates (like I mentioned above).

For those of you delaying/selecting: research what policies schools have in your area. Here, they do not let you send your child to school unless they are up-to-date on all vaccines.




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Registered: 01-29-2008
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:09pm
Grace- I'll look again and find the sources I read. Actual real sources too ;-)

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:11pm
I've heard benefits to the multiple in one.. but also if there is a reaction its a lot harder to figure out what it is. Yeah less shots seem nicer but sometimes better to have them individually if you chose to vax so you can see if an issue arises and take care of it then instead of flailing around.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:12pm
"For those of you delaying/selecting: research what policies schools have in your area. Here, they do not let you send your child to school unless they are up-to-date on all vaccines. "

Actually in most cases you can prove an exemption. They try to say one thing but I've read even in Canada you can go to school unvaxed just have to have some paperwork to substantiate it. Also Just curious how different is the Canadian shot schedule to the US one?

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 7:41am
Fede got all of them. For two reasons, I really didn't want to fight the pedi on this, and also that Fede already had a serious infection in his life and I NEVER want to go through that again.

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 8:42am
We're doing all of them, and on schedule. This is two-fold.

1. Peter is in full time daycare. There are currently 6 other kids in his room, and I don't know what they've been exposed to. One had RSV during the winter, and his/her parents still brought him/her to school. Since I can't control what other people do, I want Peter protected.

2. DH is a nurse at the hospital. He's exposed to all kinds of stuff when he works, and I'm terrified he's going to bring something home. He showers before he touches Peter after a shift, but it still makes me nervous.
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