Help! I am wanting to be in on this discussion because at this very moment I am a pregnant woman who is babysitting a 1-year-old child who just got both his 6-month and 1-year shots 3 days ago (the parents wanted only 6-months and the nurse decided to "catch him up" without mentioning it until after.) I am in Canada and here is their recommended vaccine schedule:
Anyhow, this morning I am greeted at the door by the mom, the baby, and find out that he got these shots 3 days ago. I am very concerned about my exposure to the viruses he has been vaccinated for. I am 24 weeks pregnant and tested immune to rubella and chicken pox at the beginning of my pregnancy. However I just read an article by Hilary Butler, who supposedly had high levels of immunity to rubella and still contracted rubella while pregnant:
Not to mention all the other viruses they loaded into this poor child that I may also be exposed to. His mom said he has had some diaper blowouts and obviously I am going to come in contact with feces and saliva, which is a major source of contamination for about 3 weeks after a shot. I have an unvaccinated 6-year-old son who is constantly putting his fingers in his mouth without thinking, etc and I'm sure at some point he could be exposed to the viruses, which could then be easily passed on to me through living in the same household. I'm scared, and I'm furious with our health system who is shoving vaccines on people, and then failing to educate them about the importance of quarantining themselves when they do! I would REALLY appreciate hearing any info on this subject that anyone might have!
Originally Posted by Lisa1970
The child can get any of those diseases from the shot. It is not worth the risk. My playgroup from when I had my 1 yr old was not that big, yet, a couple of those kids got measles or mumps (don't recall which) from the shot.
Yes, and I used to attend a playgroup when ds was younger where several of the kids got their 1-year shots around the same time, and one of the unvaccinated babies came down with a rash shortly after and her pregnant mother miscarried. It could be a coincidence but maybe not.