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Doctor said this was the most important one other than dtap.  

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Meryl Nass on bacterial adaptations, talks at length on Prevnar

 


Edited by Mirzam - 1/24/13 at 3:31pm
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Doctor said this was the most important one other than dtap.  

did he bother explaining why, or did he just make a blanket statement?

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He said because he had seen first hand the difference the vaccine made and seen the dieases. 

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He said because he had seen first hand the difference the vaccine made and seen the dieases. 

in this country?

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in this country?

Streptococcal pneumoniae is around plenty in the us. Not sure where you are.
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in this country?

Yes. 

post #9 of 16
I try to make my decisions on evidence and not anecdotes. This applies to anecdotes about vaccine reactions and vaccine-avoidable diseases. Doctors who tell me scary stories or here's-what-I've-seen anecdotes are less likely to sway me.

That said, I opted against Prevnar but will probably consider it if I have to go back to work and send DD to daycare.

Read the Prevnar chapter in The Vaccine Book and go from there.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/increase-in-severe-pneumonia-in-children-may-be-caused-by-vaccine-808633.html

 

I have good info on that in German, too. While for some of the other vaccines (Tetanus, Polio)  it was tough at the beginning to find a position for myself, pneumococcal was a no-go from the very start.
 

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that link doesn't work. can you repost?

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Our ND advised us if we were going to selectively vaccinate, this was the most important after Dtap. She said it's relatively common, and has a rare but possible potential to cause meningitis which can cause brain damage. I am a SAHM but I have a toddler who goes on playdates and a once weekly co op preschool program, and I wasn't willing to take the chance with our younger son (5 mo now). We chose to do Dtap, Prevnar and HIB.

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http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Children_s_Health_200/Serious_Lung_Infections_in_Children_Jump_After_Introduction_of_Pneumococcus_Vaccine_printer.shtml

 

If the other link still not works try this one. Serotype replacement due to vaccines can lead to even severer and unforeseen illnesses.

Sorry I don't have a link in English but on a German site from 'doctors for individual vaccine decision' it is stated that children who have not been breastfed, are exposed to second hand smoke and/or are placed in day care at an early age as well as the use of antipyretics makes them more susceptible to aquire pneumonia, meningitis or otitis.

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That article from April 2008 - is it still relevent? 

 

OP - did you mean to post in Mindful Vaccination and if so what kind of thoughts are you looking for. You're mostly getting reasons against vaccination here it seems. 

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I was thinking about this last night. If it is true (which hasn't been shown conclusively, but it seems plausible) I think vaccinating my child is still the right thing to do. This is a concern that needs to be addressed by policy. Not vaccinating my child won't make them LESS susceptible to strains the vaccine DOESN'T cover, it will only deny them the protection I CAN give them to the strains it does.

Either way, this vaccine was an import one for me (and hib) and I can certainly see why the doctor would say that.
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