I have a three and a half year old little boy that has only received a DT shot last November. I got tired of being terrified every time he cut himself.
Anyway - he has always had a sensitive system, and after the DT shot, had a lot of trouble with extreme temper issues. They eventually faded, but I see them return after he has a fever.
We're heading to Mexico in November, and I'm wondering about hepatitis A. It's been isolated from the beaches in Mazatlan, where we're going, so I know the water is contaminated with human waste, so it's absolutely a risk if he goes to the beach.
What do you guys think about the vaccine? Should we do it? I'm torn.
No. You should hope he gets exposed to hepatitis A, and develops lifelong immunity without having to experience any symptoms, which is how it works in 70% of children who get it before age 6.
"Hepatitis A infection causes no clinical signs and symptoms in over 90% of infected children and since the infection confers lifelong immunity, the disease is of no special significance to those infected early in life. ",,,,
Honestly, I think it's your call--but it doesn't seem to be as much of an issue for a 3 year old as say an 11 or 12 year old.
Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1). "Kids do as well as they can."