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#211 of 219 Old 11-08-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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unfortunately, that my kids are unlikely to be exposed while they are kids is the reason i would want them to get the shot, having them walk around as adults with no defense to it is what worries me.

 

 

 


That is one of my biggest worries as well ! What if they escape getting a VPD , that they were not vaxed against as kids and then end up getting it , when they are teenager or adults ? 

Most of those " childhood " illnesses are proven to be far worse for grow´-ups 


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Yes, flu mist is only for over 2.

 

I don't think doing vaccines "so young" is just about getting them done while kids are still going to the doctor, although that's certainly part of it especially for vaccines like hep B, I think it's also about protecting children when they're most vulnerable to serious complications.  Most of the diseases we vaccinate against (including hep b) are significantly worse for infants and toddlers than older children.  Leaving children unvaccinated until they're older means you're also leaving them less protected when they are most vulnerable.

 

I think this is also lifestyle dependent. The risk for my kids, who were at home and didn't even do preschool or any kind of formal playgroup stuff until age 4, was different than for someone who would be in a setting with a large number of children from early infancy.

 

Our decision about when to vaccinate takes into account that we would not do so until they were older, not until they had started full-time, formal schooling at the minimum and perhaps later. My DD is turning eight and will be receiving her first vaccine before the next school year begins in February. We have no qualms about the way we chose to do things in our family.


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I do agree with that. A part of my decision was related to knowing my daughter was going to be in daycare. Ironically, she was is daycare for about six months and then I quit my job smile.gif. Still glad and still vaccinating on schedule, though.
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Should we ask for this thread to be moved to "Mindful Vaccination" board in the new forum structure, or just start again there?

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Should we ask for this thread to be moved to "Mindful Vaccination" board in the new forum structure, or just start again there?

 

I'll move the thread. smile.gif


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i wouldnt bother moving it, the new structure allows us top separate out more detailed topics and get more focused talks. this thread was a haven for us, thant thankfully we dont need anymore


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Hi All, The main Vaccinations forum will be closed to posting and will change into a category heading. Now that the subforums are up, we are moving active threads in the main forum to the new subforums. So this is the most natural place for this thread. Of course, with the change, feel free to start other threads related to thoughtful vaccination in this subforum and don't feel limited to just this thread. Thank you and I hope you like the changes to the Vaccinations forum. smile.gif


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another resource along the lines of vaxfax is http://www.violinet.org/  I don't really know hwat the whole story is with it but I've found it useful for some research lately.

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Get the word out: Vaccination Survey - Health Outcomes of Vaccinated, Partially Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children and Adults

 

Pre-registration is now open. (Target date for survey distribution is December 3, 2012)

 

 

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