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#1 of 4 Old 11-04-2013, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi! I'm trying to defend my choice - years ago - to delay the Hep B shot for my kids (someone I know - a doctor, in fact - said some pretty insulting things about "anti-vaxxers"), but I can't seem to find any of the data I originally based my decision on.

Can anyone point me in the direction of  stats on the risk of Hep B infection in children under four whose mothers aren't infected, and current info on the risks associated with the shot?

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#2 of 4 Old 11-28-2013, 03:42 AM
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I've moved your thread here in the Selective & Delayed Vaccinations forum where you might get some helpful input. If you prefer it to be in the I'm Not Vaccinating forum please let me know and I can move it there. Good luck!

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This information sheet from the Canadian immunization schedule gives me encouragement that waiting for the Hepatitis B shot is makes sense.


My thoughts are that my babies would not be taking the risky behaviors listed in the section "How can my child catch hepatitis B?" as infants or children. In Ontario Hepatitis B is given in Grade 7.

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Check Dr. Sears. He found that there are virtually no cases outside those children with infected family members. Vaccinating infants is a means to erradicating the disease because attempts to vaccinate high risk infividuals and screen all pregnant women (women without prenatal care) have failed. I'm pretty sure the CDC makes that clear.

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