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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:19 AM
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Posted By japonica
Yeah, that makes sense to me and it's easier to...

Yeah, that makes sense to me and it's easier to predict the former scenario than the latter (my mother's doctor says every year will be the worst year ever). But knowing that vaccinating every year...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By japonica
I also wish people would adopt the practice of...

I also wish people would adopt the practice of wearing the masks like they do in Japan when people are ill. I mean, they come in cool patterns and colours and everything...

I think the study that...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-01-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By japonica
Haven't read the book but I like the alternate...

Haven't read the book but I like the alternate schedule you posted in the link. :thumb I also appreciated the reasoning in the subsequent notes. I agree with most of what he said and good to see his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By japonica
It worked really well for us. Not so much for the...

It worked really well for us. Not so much for the confinement (although that was an aspect when DS was a toddler), but that it was a familiar and comfortable place to sleep. They were used to falling...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By japonica
My best tip for long haul overseas flights has...

My best tip for long haul overseas flights has always been to book night flights whenever possible, even if it meant stopping over en route and booking a day hotel. Nothing better than two kids under...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-19-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By japonica
Hi Alini, the main board is the larger...

Hi Alini, the main board is the larger debate/discussion forum. If you go to the main Vaccinations page and scroll down past the subforums and notices, you'll find it.

The subforums are limited to...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-19-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By japonica
Hi again, Only you can make this decision...

Hi again,

Only you can make this decision and it depends on what is comfortable for you. I know there are likely members from the other forums reading this right now who are probably wishing they...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By japonica
Still waiting for it to drop with ATAGI...too bad...

Still waiting for it to drop with ATAGI...too bad they don't agree with the CDC's recommendations re: older children and vaccines. Science apparently isn't valid once it crosses the Australian border.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By japonica
Over here it's now the Bairnsdale ulcer/Buruli...

Over here it's now the Bairnsdale ulcer/Buruli (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/flesh-eating-ulcer-spreading-to-melbournes-outskirts/7693106). But the media is spinning it like crazy. Flesh...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-19-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By japonica
Welcome. Theoretically, you should be able to do...

Welcome. Theoretically, you should be able to do whatever you wish, as you're the parent. The issues may be what your doctor allows you to do, recommends, and/or what product he or she has in stock...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-18-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By japonica
I would have a titre done first before making a...

I would have a titre done first before making a decision on it. Who knows, maybe the reason she never caught it is that she's already immune.

We haven't gotten the CP vaccine and wouldn't likely...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-18-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By japonica
@Anglyn...

@Anglyn (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=21070)

First of all, pop by CAC like Xerxella said. Loads of great advice there for dealing with these kinds of doctors. We had something...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-16-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By japonica
I think the legality only comes into play with...

I think the legality only comes into play with claims about what the product can do. I haven't read the fine print on the manuacturer's insert, but if it's written with enough waffle in the language...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-15-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By japonica
The other interesting question is how do these...

The other interesting question is how do these findings then relate to Australian consumer law? There are some pretty stringent consumer laws here in Australia. A product must perform as advertised...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-14-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By japonica
More Men B questions

This was published in July, but just noticed it in my newsfeed today.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/vaccines/59237

I know there's some of us who were thinking about the Men B...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-11-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By japonica
Ooh well hard to argue with an "evidence...

Ooh well hard to argue with an "evidence enthusiast" who sums it all up with "These shots do more good than harm. They Save Lives. Full Stop" in yellow highlighted large font.

Her profile states...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-07-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By japonica
Interesting perspective by SM about trusting the...

Interesting perspective by SM about trusting the science. In my son's case (which I won't go into again as it's been discussed multiple times), there is NO scientific evidence re: the vaccine...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   08-04-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By japonica
Australian government calls policy a success...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/31/no-jab-no-pay-thousands-immunise-children-to-avoid-family-payment-cuts

Or to paraphrase, "it's draconian, but for your own good."

One of...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-02-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By japonica
Or the ones that only fund one dose (ie....

Or the ones that only fund one dose (ie. Australia), even though they acknowledge that it's unlikely to prevent breakthrough varicella:
...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-24-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By japonica
I always find these types of responses ridiculous...

I always find these types of responses ridiculous if the intent for GPs and paediatricians is to increase uptake. It goes against best practice recommended by experts like Julie Leask (who argues...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By japonica
I had to vote other, just because I'm that sort...

I had to vote other, just because I'm that sort of person. ;)

I have a bit of an issue with the idea of expertise and the term, "expert." For the sake of this particular discussion, let's say that...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-10-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By japonica
From the article: So, bad match can equal...

From the article:

So, bad match can equal zero protection. Best case scenario with a match = 45%.

It interesting because how many times are we told that even if the flu vaccine doesn't match...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-10-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By japonica
The GPs I've seen here don't mention it either,...

The GPs I've seen here don't mention it either, but I figured it was part of that legacy of the fluvax fiasco that killed and permanently injured kids here back in 2010 (and underscored the lack of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-10-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By japonica
Interesting. I haven't watched the Doctors in...

Interesting. I haven't watched the Doctors in years and years. Too much worst appointments ever meets infomercial.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-10-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By japonica
Flu shot effectiveness disappointing, data shows

Oh dear.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-flu-shot-vaccine-skowronski-h1n1-1.3669427

And it's not a result of a "bad match":

So, is it still worth getting something with 45%...
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