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Old 07-06-2008, 12:13 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I am currently not vaxing my child and may never plan to do so. I thought I only had to worry about him contracting a disease from someone who obviously had it, and then gave it to him i.e. whooping cough. but I have heard somewhere that vaxed people who do not have the disease could be carrying it and pass it on without anyone knowing?

if you have any info on this I would appreciate it, in regards to the validity of idea and how you deal with this in your own un-vaxed families.

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Old 07-06-2008, 12:44 AM
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Some vaccines do not prevent carriage and transmission- like pertussis (whooping cough)

Vaxed people can have it and pass it all around without the classic symptoms.

I don't worry about it. Pertussis is everywhere.

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The Pertussis vaccine is only 70% effective, at best.

The MMR sheds because it is a virus.

The live polio vaccine (OPV) can be passed on to another person. In 1996, Money Magazine had an article about vaccine dangers and one of them was a case in which the mother caught polio from her infant DD's diaper in 1986 after her infant DD received the OPV. There is a picture of the mother in a wheelchair along side her ten year old DD.

So the only way to get polio in North America now is to get the vaccine or be next to a person who just received the vaccine.

I had to laugh at a poster at the VA hospital last Christmas that said, " Don't be a carrier, get your flu vax!" It makes no sense.

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
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Here is an article you might want to read-
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