Did you read the little blurbs on the schedule from 83? First mmr is given at 15 months and only acceptable to be given in conjunction with dtp and opv if it is assumed the child won't be back? Did I read that right?
Ha My ds asked about mumps lately. He read it in a book. Curious George maybe. He's in kindergarten. I told him I had it and it was no big deal. I remember my ped saying oh finally! When I had it in 4th grade.
I've seen it before. But the conversation is quickly shut down by saying that's ok, you just need a booster every x years and since vaccines have absolutely no side effects but a needle prick and sore arm, no big deal people.
It clearly shows how little is understood about long term effects on the immune system. Trials are needed to assess boosters, efficacy, adjuvants. There are too many unknowns - I cannot fathom being in a trial for a new vaccine with all those...
Why can't you get single vaxes in Australia? Did the Australian FDA not permit the single ones? What's the exact reason? That's utterly draconian. I'd never ever vaccinate if I was forced to use infanrix hexa. What's wring with Australia that you can't get single vaccines as in the USA or even better Europe where you can get T only, measles only vaccines?!?!?!? To block it even for out of pocket payers is very oppressive.
I find that odd and incorrect as well. Our doctors always told us what to look for and said she observed no concerns with our baby. I'd be livid to find chart notes early on that weren't shared with me only to learn later my child is autistic. You can start therapies very early and I'd react to any concern and pay out of pocket immediately. The doctor not sharing his or her concern is a missed early intervention opportunity.
Ugh. I'm fed up today I saw a lot of name calling and rudeness toward vaccine skeptics today elsewhere. The co thing makes me paranoid that the USA is moving toward abolishing all exemptions eventually.
OT but I could see how the very extremist pro vax legislation pushers (the ones who want to abolish all but the never attainable medical exemption) could eventually propose that all travelers must be up to date on certain and eventually all CDC vaccines; also you can't get a passport unless you are up to date. What a bright future ;)