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Old 04-21-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by LeavingMassachusetts View Post
Interesting. My Pedi and my Dr both recommended I not take the chance with the flu shot as it was still a side effect?
I can't speak for your doctors. I can refer you to this site where you can read a lot about flu and all other immunizations:

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Vaccine Information for Health Care Professionals

Is your daughter old enough for the flu mist vaccine, that is over 2?

 
Old 04-21-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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I can't speak for your doctors. I can refer you to this site where you can read a lot about flu and all other immunizations:

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Vaccine Information for Health Care Professionals

Is your daughter old enough for the flu mist vaccine, that is over 2?
Both my sons are adults now They have both opted to continue not to have them but I will read that and pass it on to them. Thanks
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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It's interesting that so many people are concerned about polio, when the last case of natural polio in this country was in 1979 in the Amish community. There are a few imported cases every year. Of course, if people quit immunizing, it would come back with a vengeance.
I think because polio is a dramatic illness, people have visions of old iron-lung machines, and little kids with withered legs standing with their crutches. I really wish people were more worried about the truly devastating diseases like measles, pertussis, and HIB. Those are such nasty devastating diseases and most younger parents have never seen them or heard first-hand accounts.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Sorry. I thought you said daughter. Your sons are probably candidates for the flu mist.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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I don't know how to use the quote or any of these things on here because I have never been on forums before. But I would like to say to Katiana regarding the rotovirus vaccine comment. NO PARENT would want their child to die from dehydration due to the virus. Give me a break. My son has been an extremely healthy child without vaccines. We do a lot of holistic and alternative medicine as well as a healthy diet free of processed foods and such. I have many friends with children younger than my son that are fully vaccinated that have been to the doctor and had so many illnesses it seems like every other week it's pneumonia or influenza. They always ask me hey what is it you give your son he never gets sick..I tell them. They don't take the advice. Their child is sick again. I don't understand why there is a debate here.
unvaccinated children are EXTREMELY healthy and robust...the fact that you've chosen to allow your child to enjoy this health is commendable, I've seen the same things, and you are right!!
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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There actually is a vaccine for a "stomach bug", rotavirus. It can cause death due to dehydration from severe diarrhea. Is that what you want for you/your kid? Frankly, a vaccine against the common cold would be helpful for people who work around kids a lot, such as day care providers. My daughter who works in a day care seems to always have a cold b/c she's always getting exposed.
New Rotavirus Vaccine Danger - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com I'll pass!!
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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CDC - Vaccine Safety Basics Rotateq and Intussusception - Vaccine Safety

The observed rate of intussusception was not higher than the age-adjusted background rate of intussusception.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Vaccinations are a public health issue not a case of "to each their own"

Vaccination programs only work when the majority take part.

As for the Hep B, you are clearly too young to remember a time before Hep B vaccinations were available and the concern of contracting Hep B from blood exposure. Hep B vaccines save lives and if you work in a hospital and have risk of blood exposure you are foolish if you don't get the vaccine plain and simple.
That's assuming vaccines do work!! Vaccinating the LEAST likely to get hep B(newborns) is a travesty, and is leaving many damaged, and dead babies in it's wake.Hepatitis B vaccination
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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The article in your link is misleading:


Clarification on Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are carefully monitoring reports of possible adverse events following use of the Rotavirus, Live, Oral, Pentavalent vaccine (RotaTeq ). FDA has notified health care providers and consumers about 28 post-marketing reports of intussusception following administration of the vaccine. The number of cases reported to date is far less than the number that public health officials would expect to occur without vaccination. FDAs announcement was not intended as a warning but as a reminder to clinicians to be alert and to report cases of intussusception that occur after use of the vaccine."


To date, there does not appear to be an increased risk of the bowel complication with RotaTeq.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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I have a couple of questions for the anti vaccers. Do you think it would be ok if everyone stopped vaccinating today? What do you think the outfall from everyone not vaccinating would be? Would it be worth it to avoid whatever awful thing you think happens when children are vaccinated?
We wouldn't have an epidemic of autism, or other spectrum disorders.
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