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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-03-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By japonica
What travel vaccines are recommended? I'd also...

What travel vaccines are recommended? I'd also look into the communicable disease reports (the WHO usually has them) for the country. Usually with resorts I think you're fairly safe and most trouble...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-03-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By japonica
Don't listen to anyone else. Only you and your...

Don't listen to anyone else. Only you and your partner can make the best decisions for your family. S&Ders often get it from all sides anyway…some will give us stick for not being UTD with everything...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-01-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By japonica
I'm sure others will be along with more info and...

I'm sure others will be along with more info and insight, but I'd say it depends a bit on the vaccine and the ages of your children. Obviously you're going to have to talk it through a lot more with...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   02-10-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 7
Posted By japonica
Vaccine friendly GP in Melbourne

Hello there,

We recently moved across the country and are looking for a new GP. We selectively vaccinate and I was hoping to find someone flexible and willing to work with us. PM me if you have...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By japonica
Hi Bronwen! Welcome back! I haven't done...

Hi Bronwen! Welcome back!

I haven't done titres yet either for my kids after the first MMR. I'm leery as well. Both kids hate needles (duh, what kids does) and if it comes back negative then...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-07-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By japonica
I don't have decent internet right now (I'm...

I don't have decent internet right now (I'm borrowing hubby's mobile as a hotspot) so I can't dig through the CDC Pink Book, but here is what the Canadian Immunization Guide (2012) states re:...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-01-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By japonica
CO = Conscientious Objection…the only option for...

CO = Conscientious Objection…the only option for parents whose kids are not fully vaccinated for school enrolment and applying for Family Tax Benefits.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-01-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By japonica
Hi there, I don't have any advice re: the...

Hi there,

I don't have any advice re: the exemptions and legality as I live overseas, but just wanted to chime in and say welcome and that there's a few of us on here navigating the path of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-31-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By japonica
Our kids got the MMR November 2013 (aged 5.5 and...

Our kids got the MMR November 2013 (aged 5.5 and 9) here in Australia but then we went to Canada for Christmas, with flu season in full force there. We all became ill on the trip, first gastro then...
Forum: Intact Care   01-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By japonica
Thanks, Sus. DS seems fine. I asked him if...

Thanks, Sus.

DS seems fine. I asked him if he was in any pain from the exam and he said no. I asked if he was sure and he reiterated that he was okay. I watched the exam that occurred in that...
Forum: Intact Care   01-26-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By japonica
I just wanted to post here because I had a...

I just wanted to post here because I had a similar experience today. Took DS and DD to an appointment with a new doctor just because we needed a new CO form signed for school enrolment as we moved...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-17-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By japonica
I think that's how ours feels. That's why he's...

I think that's how ours feels. That's why he's willing to be flexible and work with us.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By japonica
I found that's it's probably best not to say...

I found that's it's probably best not to say anything to friends/family unless you want to get the "I told you so" or in our case, we'd get over enthusiastic family members high-fiving us for seeing...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-19-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By japonica
I just wanted to say welcome, SparklePony....

I just wanted to say welcome, SparklePony. There's a few of us navigating vaccination with older kids...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By japonica
PMed you Bronwen. :grin: Hang in there. How are...

PMed you Bronwen. :grin: Hang in there. How are your kiddos doing so far?
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,272
Posted By japonica
Oh the push is on. This...

Oh the push is on. This (http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4073717.htm) was on the radio here back in August. One Nobel Prize winner was arguing for adult boosters every 3-5 years. It...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By japonica
Thanks, Becky. I obviously can't speak for any...

Thanks, Becky. I obviously can't speak for any other S/D folks but it is indeed a difficult position to be in at times. Personally, I've been re-evaluating our choices continually as the kids gets...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By japonica
Have you checked what the recommendations are...

Have you checked what the recommendations are where you live for DTaP vs Tdap? I know in Canada, for example, it is NOT recommended that children over age 7 receive DTaP.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By japonica
Just for comparison's sake... Over here in...

Just for comparison's sake...

Over here in Australia, it's not recommended for children over age 5 unless they have a medical condition that makes them high risk for IPD.
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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By japonica
Just wanted to add that you can also have a titre...

Just wanted to add that you can also have a titre done after the first MMR (if you choose to go ahead) and you might not need the second dose.

I also wanted to say that we're also in a similar...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By japonica
We've only recently started and we're getting...

We've only recently started and we're getting only a few vaccines (MMR, Tdap/dT, perhaps IPV/meningococcal). We decided to wait until they were going to be in school full-time and an age, as Kathy...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By japonica
We did MMR last year. DD was 9 and DS was 5.5. I...

We did MMR last year. DD was 9 and DS was 5.5. I supplemented with vitamin A and vitamin C, plus their usual regimen of probiotics etc. No reactions whatsoever, not even the potential fever around...
Forum: Women's Health   06-27-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By japonica
Tips while in waiting for specialists limbo

Long story short…I'm waiting for both a pelvic u/s and colposcopy in just under two weeks' time. In the meantime, sure, I've Dr Googled myself into a nice state of panic, so aside from tip 1--don't...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By japonica
Saba Button receives settlement from Western Australian government

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/parents-of-saba-button-who-was-victim-of-flu-vaccine-debacle-receive-payout-from-wa-government/story-fnhocxo3-1226945651845
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-04-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By japonica
I'm not in the US, but as far as I know, there's...

I'm not in the US, but as far as I know, there's no monovalent measles vaccine available any longer.

As for the meningitis vaccine, I don't have any specific info but will be looking into this one...
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