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what questions do i need to ask before my non-vax babe has a playdate?
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I really don't worry about newly vaxed kids and their shedding viruses. I'm personally of the opinion that transmission of vaccine viruses is probably fairly rare, and there's no way to avoid it, anyway.
Plus, even if your unvaxed kid does pick up a vax virus, he/she will process it in a "normal" way, as opposed to what happens when the virus is injected, so it's not even a huge hypothetical deal, IMO.
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There is a school of thought that says sometime children can get immunity to disease just from being exposed to recently vaxed kids. Not sure how documented it is. I wouldn''t worry at all about exposing my child to children who have just had vaxes though.
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There is a school of thought that says sometime children can get immunity to disease just from being exposed to recently vaxed kids. Not sure how documented it is. I wouldn''t worry at all about exposing my child to children who have just had vaxes though.
It's not documented, but then again, it's never been seriously evaluated, either.
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what questions do i need to ask before my non-vax babe has a playdate?
MMR, chicken pox,

I agree, I would not worry especially if you are nursing your child. Until kids stop bf ing they have immunity through bm and then they are old enough to gain their natural immunity whether from some other kid's vaccine or getting infected with the wild virus.

I have three grandchildren ages 9 yrs. 2 1/2 and a 9 mo. old.

We never give it any consideration as to which of their playmates get vaccines or not. They are always exposed to newly vaccinated kids. It is just not worthy of our concern.
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There is a school of thought that says sometime children can get immunity to disease just from being exposed to recently vaxed kids.
I would think so, if it is from a virus that sheds.
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