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Poll Results: If your child is unvaxxed have the contracted the vpd associated with one of the following vaccines?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 43% (19)
    None
  • 0% (0)
    Hepatitis B
  • 2% (1)
    Rotavirus
  • 0% (0)
    Diptheria (DTaP)
  • 0% (0)
    Tetanus(DTaP)
  • 11% (5)
    aPertusis(DTaP)
  • 0% (0)
    Inactivated poliovirus
  • 9% (4)
    Influenza
  • 2% (1)
    Pneumococcal
  • 27% (12)
    Varicella
  • 0% (0)
    Hep A
  • 0% (0)
    Meningococcal
  • 0% (0)
    HPV
  • 2% (1)
    Measels(MMR)
  • 0% (0)
    Mumps(MMR)
  • 2% (1)
    Rubella(MMR)
  • 0% (0)
    Hib
44 Total Votes  
post #21 of 37

youngest daughter was not vaccinated for chicken pox and caught it from the day care.  it was a severe case, too, but bec the mosquitoes were filthy-nasty that year and she's sensitive to bug bites, i didn't realize what was happening.

 

other than that, she's had the first 3 shots (dtap only)  (i just looked it up - she BETTER NOT have been exposed to hepatitis!) and has not caught H1N1, rotavirus, and measles even though she was exposed to them through the day care.

post #22 of 37

My husband gets shingles and my children got the pox from him.

I am a rubella carrier and they just went through that, which was... incredible.  Very uncomfortable but luckily only lasts a short time. 

They had CP at 2 & 4 and Rubella a few weeks ago at 4 & 6.5.

For CP, we lived in Brooklyn.  We now live in the southern Caribbean.

post #23 of 37

We went to a chickenpox party. My kids probably wouldn't have had it yet if we didn't.

post #24 of 37

I have 2 kiddos - ages 7 and 3. The 7 yo had CP after we exposed her on purpose. I have every intention of exposing my younger when the opportunity arises.
 

post #25 of 37

9yo has had pertussis and chicken pox.

6yo has had pneumonia. (But I forgot to click the box for it.)

post #26 of 37

My older 2 have had chicken pox. They are 5 and 3, so it was on the schedule. We went to a pox party. 

 

They both have had what I *suspect* was rotavirus, but because we did not see their pediatrician to confirm, I can't be sure if it was rotavirus or some other similar bug. Not pleasant, but not scary! I think it would have been much more stressful and difficult to get through if they were not breastfeeding. 

post #27 of 37

I didn't vote because i didnt want toscrew up your poll, but my oldest son who did receive the chicken pox vaccine got chicken pox  My other kids, who did NOT receive that vaccine, didnt get it, even though they lived with him, played with him, etc.

 

my husband came down with shingles a few weeks later, and the other kids STILL didnt get chicken pox.

 

Go figure.

post #28 of 37
I debated how to vote, but I finally decided to check the flu choice for my DD (12). She was vaxed fully until 18 mo, then only had her second MMR at 5. Nothing else sense. In 2009, she had what had to be H1N1 flu, before the vax (wouldn't have vaxed even if it was available, even though she ended up missing 2 weeks of school). It was the one and only time that she has had the flu.

My DS (4) has had no vaxes, and has had no VPDs.

Also, on the chicken pox front: DD had one shot. In 2nd grade, she was the only one (or one of only two? Not sure of the final tally) of her classmates that DIDN"T get chicken pox (at least not a symptomatic case ;-P). Yep, that means that out of 24 students, there was 22 or 23 who had a symptomatic case of chicken pox (and I assume that at least 90% of her classmates were vaxed). How's that for long-term vaccine effectiveness eyesroll.gif I can only hope that all that exposure help boost her immune system in some way.
post #29 of 37

We haven't had any vaccinations.  My middle son had pneumonia once but my DH gets it every couple of years so I'm not sure if there's a relation.  Otherwise, we have just been waiting to get chickenpox but there don't seem to be many cases here.  We homeschool, too, though we are out and about with pools, playgrounds and sports so I hope we can get that soon.  Somehow they all managed to get coxsackie this summer when it was rampant in the daycares.  DH got it, too, but I didn't.  How weird is that?

post #30 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma View Post

What, if any, VPDs have your children had? If you are a partial vaxxer please only answer if your child had *not* been vaxxed for the disease they contracted and please don't answer "none" if they have had any vaxxes listed here.

 

These are for those that are on the current schedule. If your child has had another vpd please leave it in your comment.


For the purposes of the poll, I answered for my youngest 2 children, ages 7 yrs and 14 months.  They've not had any of the vaccine diseases.

 

My oldest was partially vaccinated, and also had none.

 

I should add that I exposed all three of my girls to chicken pox, and none of them got it.

post #31 of 37
Thread Starter 

bump...anyone else?

post #32 of 37
My boys are 5.5 & 3. Neither one has ever been vaxed for anything. DS1 has never had a sick visit in his life! *knock on wood* DS2 had a UTI at 2wks old and croup twice (the first time we did goto the doctor... who prescribed us a humidifier and sent us home :p). :shrug: I do keep hoping to find chickenpox around and expose my boys to it though...
post #33 of 37
My five year old son has never been vaxed and he has never had a VPD. As a matter of fact, I exposed him to chicken pox and he never got it.
post #34 of 37

Just went through a nasty case of norovirus infection. I had it first and then my 2y/o DD1 and 5 m/o DD2.  Now we all feel a spout of a cold coming on but I guess it is just the season for it. Nothing that we could have prevented with vaccines. Both my DDs are unvaxxed.
 

post #35 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by kathymuggle View Post

I just looked it up, and when CP was added to the schedule varies greatly from country to country (I do not think it is part of the schedule in UK at all, for example).

 

So, if the Op is trying to sort out CP, there are 2 caveats:

 

1.  was the CP vaccine part of the vax schedule when your kids were little

2.  Did you deliberately try to have your kids catch CP  (per rachelsmama's point)

Many countries don't vax for it for public health reasons. It's increased shingles and lowered the typical age of shingles in the US.

post #36 of 37

I would be interested to see results from a poll like this for vaccinated children. I find it concerning how many vaccinated children and adults still contract the disease they were vaccinated against.

post #37 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlacroix View Post

I would be interested to see results from a poll like this for vaccinated children. I find it concerning how many vaccinated children and adults still contract the disease they were vaccinated against.

 

Well, I had two of the ones I was vaccinated against (1970s schedule): mumps and pertussis. I also had chickenpox but there was no vaccine for it back then.

 

My kids are both currently not vaccinated and the only VAD we've dealt with so far is pertussis. My up-to-date hubby brought it home and DS got it (he was 23 months old then). I didn't come down with it (my last bout of it was in my late teens) and my unvaxed DD (then 6) didn't come down with it either despite two family members hacking all around her.

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