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post #21 of 24
We were never even offered this vaccine for our son. However, he did contract the *&^$#! disease at 7 weeks old and ended up in the hospital for 3 days getting fluids. It was really scary. I was so surprised he got so sick because he was a good breastfeeder and I just figured he'd be safe from everything.

I've heard enough scary stuff about it from Caves' book...is there a new one on the market? When it wasn't offered to us, I just figured no one did it anymore.

Jeez, I'm out of the loop.
post #22 of 24
At 7 weeks, it would have been before he was offered the vaccine at all.
post #23 of 24
I wouldn't get the roto vax. It's not something I'm scared of personally as my kids age almost 2, 4, and 6 have never had a stomach virus in their life. Except for one 24 hour thing when they threw up twice. I've had friends who've gotten the roto vax and their baby basically had roto symptoms for 2 weeks following the vax. I'd take that into account if your traveling at 3 mos.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by mamakay View Post
Well, we're not going to get it, basically just because it's so new...
I'm totally with you on this! The first rotavirus vax was a fiasco. And the second, like just about any new pharmaceutical product, was rushed to approval with inadequate longitudinal testing.

Here's the real kicker. Paul Offit (whose latest book I'm in the middle of reading, BTW) holds the patent on the vax (Merck being his employer) AND sits on the CDC's Vax Advisory Committee. Hmm.
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