why is this so hard for me?
Does anyone know a child who has had an adverse reaction to the HIB?
I've also heard about a link to diabetes and eczema.
Any ifno would be great.
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Have you requested a copy of the vaccine insert from your doc? Read that first before making a decision one way or the other.
On a personal note, my 4rd child suffered many problems after his 3rd round of vax, that included DPTH. My fifth baby, who is now 13 months, is unvaccinated.
Will getting this vacicne make your child more susceptible to other things?
There are too many unknowns to give you a definite answer, not even your dr would be able to answer the possible consequences of getting the vaccine vs not getting it.
The numbers they use to tell you how prevalant hib was before the vaccine are bogus because hib was not nationally notifiable until this vaccine had been out several years.
You should definitely do some research on this vax. Is your baby in daycare? Is he breastfed? What are his real risks of contracting meningitis?
This board is a great place to start your research; check out the archives at the top. Unfortunately you can't search for a word of 3 letters or less like HIB, but if you run a search for meningitis you will come up with some good hits.
Don't rush into anything. It's just not worth it.
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He was not in daycare...but having said that...there were no reported cases of hib in Los Angeles County the last couple years (ten million people).
And of those ten million people in particular small babies, many, many don't get vaxed because they are friom poor families who either don't have the money for the vaxes or the time to take the children to clinics/doctors and many are in some very, very budget day cares...not great situations....and yet still no hib.
we skipped it.
this thread has some other threads in it that will help with your research.
and just want to echo...your gut is more expensive than the co-pay. you need more time, inmho..
good luck on your research.
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I did get a copy of the insert for my dh and I to look over.
He is not in daycare but he does have an older brother who is in 2nd grade at a public school.
He was breastfed until a little over a year old, but weaned himself
I would never have thought that possible!
I did read through the archives and I'm about to do a search.
This vaccine wasn't even around when my children born in 1984 and 1987 were getting shots. When my 3rd child was born in 1995, the doc gave me a hand typed sheet about the Hib vaccine, (I guess the CDC hadn't formulated their VIS yet) and as I read about those being recommended for the shot, I wondered why they wanted to give it to my baby who was not in daycare when the hand typed sheet specifically mentioned that group as being more at risk.