Originally Posted by Steve's Wife
It seems thata is the hypothesis, but the link above says the rate is still quite similar, between 1 and 4 in every 1,000. But with the vast majority of kids probably getting this vaccine (not sure how many states require/push it) it still doesn't make me feel better, as the general population studies are going to be conducted on kids getting this vax.
but this is a relatively new vax, even the older one was still kind of new. Do we know if intussusception rates were measured before they were vaxing for rotavirus and if so what were they?
Why are you all concerned about two kids out of 72,000? That is statistically insignificant. Even if they were my two kids I would understand that statistically it is insignificant that they got rota and I would not worry about it. They could have picked it up at the local children's museum or at a playdate. They were not contained in a bubble during the trial.
As for age of vaccines, for those of you who would never consider a new vaccine, how many years would you want to pass before you would consider it? Age alone I mean? Deferring all other factors, what age would a vaccine have to be for you to consider it for your children? Would it matter if your children were immune compromised and had problems with things like bowel obstructions and thus it would be life threatening for them to get rotavirus? Or if they had a respiratory ailment, would you get a new pneumonia vaccine? How many years would you want to wait before getting it?
Just asking a few questions.