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post #21 of 132
silver spook is there anyway you can paraphrase what the link said, it's really long and confusing, thanks!

ed. to add i read the article, to me it was very pro breastfeeding, but not so much anti-vax.
post #22 of 132
How do we find out what lots were "contaminated"?

Is there a list somewhere?
post #23 of 132
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Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
How do we find out what lots were "contaminated"?

Is there a list somewhere?
Lots are listed in the link I posted in #14.
post #24 of 132
nak..

Canada halts use of mumps vaccine, launches probe

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Health Canada advised against the use of the three lots of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine sold by MerckFrosst Canada, while it investigates five suspected cases of anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction characterized by swelling and difficulty breathing.
post #25 of 132
While Im sure I'm not alone in hoping this is the begining of the end of all of the lies and cover-ups... anyone want to take bets on how long it takes before they sweep this under the rug and it becomes another "paranoid parent" issue?
post #26 of 132
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Merck is conducting this recall because it can not assure sterility of these specific vaccine lots. The potential contamination of these specific lots was identified as part of the Company's standard evaluation of its manufacturing processes. Sterility tests of the vaccine lots that are the subject of this recall have not found any contamination in the vaccine
Ok... someone please explain to me how it is that their "standard evaluation of its MANUFACTURING process" doesn't catch this until EIGHT months after distribution began? WTH? To me, the "standard evaluation of manufacturing process" means doing quality control checks BEFORE it EVER leaves the processing plant. BEFORE it is distributed.

Oh wait.... Its a drug company... what was I thinking? Why would they be concerned about making sure their product is safe before sending it out to be injected into actual human beings?! Silly me
post #27 of 132
Jbirdmom PLEASE PLEASE research pertussis vax a ton! My LO had a reaction at 2 months and I really wish someone would have told me "hey, it's okay to wait and do your research". A lot of what they are calling pertussis in schools is later found out not to be. Do a forum search and read all the links.

ETA our DTaP story: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=620245

My LO now has seizures but he is developmentally great

Hib- yeah, ugh, glad we aren't doing vaxes w/the LO
post #28 of 132
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Originally Posted by MeniacleBrat View Post
While Im sure I'm not alone in hoping this is the begining of the end of all of the lies and cover-ups... anyone want to take bets on how long it takes before they sweep this under the rug and it becomes another "paranoid parent" issue?
http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/12/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes
"The recall is likely to heighten a debate over childhood vaccines and their safety and whether too many are required. Some parents are distrustful and suspect some vaccines of being linked to autism, although scientific studies have not shown such a connection."

We're nut-cases
post #29 of 132
post #30 of 132
ugghh I read somewhere about 10,000 US children are born everyday so it's safe to assume that at least 9,000 children were vaccinated ever day with these for 10 months?? Assuming 90% of people vaccinate.

I hope that this raises a lot of questions and people start thinking about what they are injecting into their children.
post #31 of 132
Whoa, can someone explain to me what makes American Indian kids a high risk group?
post #32 of 132
please note that on cnn.com, the recall article is listed under the "Money" section.....:

(off to officially add the to my sig)
post #33 of 132
My Eloise just had this on Tuesday. We've delayed everything BUT that vax. I'm not a happy mama.
post #34 of 132

Hib recall

I know some of us don't watch TV, myself included, so I thought I would share this tidbit as it may be pertinent to some. Merck recalled some 1 million HIB vaccinations. Check this link and I urge you to research it further so that you will be well informed in the event there are any adverse affects on your family.

http://pediatrics.about.com/b/2007/1...ine-recall.htm

Edit:
Oops, didn't realize someone else had already posted this thread.
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post #36 of 132
Did anyone vote in the poll. I was surprised (pleasantly to see that 70 something % of people are very concerned about vax safety and another 18% were somewhat concerned.
post #37 of 132
Hearing this further cements my decision to not get this vax for Dd!
post #38 of 132
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Whoa, can someone explain to me what makes American Indian kids a high risk group?
I think it has to do with the population being separate from the Old World for thousands of years and not developing genetic resistance to Old World diseases. Smallpox was considered a disfiguring and only sometimes lethal disease for Europeans, but whole villages of American Indians were wiped out by it.
post #39 of 132
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Whoa, can someone explain to me what makes American Indian kids a high risk group?
I don't think it has anything to do with genetics or heredity, if that's what you're getting at. My best guess would be environmental issues...often poorer or substandard nutrition (I've seen members of my extended family live on white bread and processed meat with not a veggie in sight), higher rate of poverty, overcrowding (there's often large multi-generational families all living under one very small roof), addiction issues, lack of medical care, limited or no breastfeeding, third world living conditions on some reserves (some of the reserves here have limited access to clean water and suffer from sanitation problems)...the list goes on. Not a optimum environment to keep healthy and prevent illness.
post #40 of 132
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I think it has to do with the population being separate from the Old World for thousands of years and not developing genetic resistance to Old World diseases. Smallpox was considered a disfiguring and only sometimes lethal disease for Europeans, but whole villages of American Indians were wiped out by it.
Again, I don't think this is the case with HiB. Then why haven't people with European ancestry automatically developed resistance to HiB?
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