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#1 of 4 Old 07-12-2012, 08:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Dr. Sears,

My son, newly 4 years old, received PC vaccine at 3 months old, resulting in intense, inconsolable crying all day/evening, ice cold hands, and vomiting for a month following the vaccine. When we introduced solid foods around 6 months, he had a reaction to rice cereal, which included hot, red sandpaper cheeks and diaper rash. We did not proceed with further PC doses. He is smart/active, but we are still working with him on potty training, with constipation issues following the Hep B series (not sure whether this is linked or not).

We now have a daughter, almost a year old, and we have held off on the PC vaccine so far. We were thinking of one dose, by itself, at her one year appointment; or one dose at two years old; or whether, considering my son's adverse reaction, we should not risk it.

Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you.
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(My son was breastfed until he was three years old, no daycare. My daughter is breastfed, no daycare. My son will go to preschool in the fall.)
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Whenever there's a bad reaction to a vaccine, i like to avoid that vaccine in subsequent children, UNLESS the disease poses a large risk.  I wouldn't call PC disease a large risk.  So, I'd skip that vaccine.

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Thanks for your reply, Dr. Sears!
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