Originally Posted by newmom0708
Does anyone know which is safer? My daughter will be getting her 1st Dtap shot at 4 mos. in November. Her doctor has the Pediarix, which I believe is 5 in 1- Dtap, Hep B and IPV. I am not sure if I should get the Dtap alone and spread out the HepB and IPV seperately, or just get the all in one Pediarix. Her pedi said the IPV shot alone has more preservative in it so she would rather give the Pediarix. I know the Pediarix is supposed to have only trace amounts of thimerosol (sp?), but all 5 viruses at once scares me! I would appreciate hearing what you all think and what others are doing!
I would advise you to do your research before getting the DPaT separate or combine. The DPaT is one of the most reactive vaccines given today. check out the VAERS. As for separate or combine always choose separate if you decide to do it at all. No studies have EVER been done on the safety of injecting a tiny baby (or anyone else for that matter) with 5 viruses/diseases along with all of the preservatives at one time. It's a toxic/dangerous cocktail. As for the IPV having "more" preservatives Id say your ped has no clue what he's taking about (don't worry most peds don't when it comes to vaccines...they just regurgiate info that is fed to them by vaccine manufacterers) Please go to http://www.novaccine.com/specific-va...ne.asp?v_id=10
look at the ingredients for Pediatrix. It includes the following: Aluminum hydroxide, Formaldehyde, Neomycin, Polymyxin B, Polysorbate 80, Thimerosal, Yeast, Pertussis toxin, Filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), Pertactin, Stopper vial may contain dry latex rubber, Tetanus, Sodium chloride, Virus: polio.
As for the Thimerosol being "trace amounts" consider this: 0.5 parts per billion (ppb) mercury = Kills human neuroblastoma cells (Parran et al., Toxicol Sci 2005; 86: 132-140).
2 ppb mercury = U.S. EPA limit for drinking water http://www.epa.gov/safewater/contami...ndex.html#mcls
20 ppb mercury = Neurite membrane structure destroyed (Leong et al., Neuroreport 2001; 12: 733-37).
200 ppb mercury = level in liquid the EPA classifies as hazardous waste. http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste...s.htm#hazwaste
"trace amounts" in vaccines do not have to be reported by the manufacterer so you actually have NO IDEA how much is actually in there, but be sure it's more than .5ppb which is a minute amount. In fact until recently when they actually stopped lting about how bad Thimerosol was the amount in vaccines was between 25 and 50 THOUSAND ppb. http://www.*********/vaccine/quotes19.html
IPOL which is the polio vaccine by itself (IPV) has the follwoing preservatives: Formaldehyde, Neomycin, 2 - Phenoxyethanol, Polymyxin B, Streptomycin, Stopper vial may contain dry latex rubber, Bovine (cow) serum, Virus: polio.
Hep B ingredients: http://www.novaccine.com/specific-va...ne.asp?v_id=46
Just wondering why on earth you would get a Hep B vaccine for an infant?? (Unless you are Hep B +). Will your baby be getting any tatooes with dirty needles?? Will she be having unprotected sex anytime soon?? or sharing dirty needles while she shoots up? If not then it is totally uncessesary. Here is a link to the possible adverse reactions to the Hep B vaccine: http://www.novaccine.com/vaccine-ris...x.asp?sv_id=46
I have been researching vaccines for 3 years (ever since an aquiantance's baby died of "sids" 14 hrs after her 1st DPaT shot at 4 months old) and what I have learned made me 100% comfortable in not vaxing at all. I have a 6 month old unvaxed son. Whatever you decide please do not do anything until you have done the research. Don't ask your ped that is not research!! Really dig into this topic and you will find more than you ever imagined. You can always vax later if you feel that is right for your family, but you can't take then out once they are in there. You owe it to your daughter to find out the facts because she can't do it for herself. I wish you luck.