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Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-11-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By prosciencemum
I've done some (most?) of the course before. I...

I've done some (most?) of the course before. I found it interesting - especially the early history of vaccination. We're coming up for 69 years since the polio vaccine breakthrough which is...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,217
Posted By prosciencemum
Not sure I get the problem with my response. ...

Not sure I get the problem with my response.

Problem with vaccine is suspected - scientists study further and suggest vaccine might be removed from schedule of the problem is found to be real....
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,300
Posted By prosciencemum
Sure I've seen this posted for CA schools (by CA...

Sure I've seen this posted for CA schools (by CA based friends concerned about it). I'm not sure it's helpful. Really the best thing for public health its to keep the small number of non based...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-09-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,217
Posted By prosciencemum
This is concerning, but I find it reassuring to...

This is concerning, but I find it reassuring to see the scientifc process is taking possible serious reactions seriously and considering changes to the schedule as a result (as has happened before). ...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By prosciencemum
I've heard them all (or it feels so). To some...

I've heard them all (or it feels so). To some it's always the vaccines - and nothing would ever convince them otherwise. It may no be worth rebutting - but if you feel it is a simple "there's no...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-07-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,616
Posted By prosciencemum
Personal choice should be protected.i agree that...

Personal choice should be protected.i agree that with the choice comes the responsibility. I personally think it's fine to defer that choice to experts - but you have to trust them, and I see that...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,093
Posted By prosciencemum
I liked this statement: To me it's...

I liked this statement:



To me it's not important that it's "traditional medicine" or "alternative", it's that its tested for both safety and efficacy, and repetitively.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By prosciencemum
This article on "Argument Culture and Unregulated...

This article on "Argument Culture and Unregulated Aggression" seemed quite relevant to this thread (even if not specific to vaccination debates):
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Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By prosciencemum
I think you really should take these concerns to...

I think you really should take these concerns to your family Doctor and work together to find a schedule you are comfortable with. I think there's reasonable reasons to spread out the shots if you...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-31-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By prosciencemum
MDC has a policy of respectful debate - better...

MDC has a policy of respectful debate - better not to make fun of views espoused by parents who choose not to vaccinate, but rather to faculty refute them (which is often pretty easy I agree).
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By prosciencemum
It's not something I'd intend to do for sure, but...

It's not something I'd intend to do for sure, but then again I know I've had moments in parenting I'm not particularly proud of, for all we know this Mom is horrified that one of her "moments" is on...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By prosciencemum
There's some good advice about making shots less...

There's some good advice about making shots less stressful here: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20453622,00.html

Basically comes down to distraction, and then treating them in some way...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm not 40 yet, and I've not had shingles. Hubby...

I'm not 40 yet, and I've not had shingles. Hubby is 40 and hasn't had shingles. Neither of us had varicella vaccine. We both lived with our son with CP recently, so I suppose we got a big immune...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,489
Posted By prosciencemum
If you're definition of being ignored is getting...

If you're definition of being ignored is getting no answer in 5 hours (PS. between midnight and 5am in my timezone), so wonder you often feel ignored here….

I did go back to the link and look....
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Here's the new thread just for the record:...

Here's the new thread just for the record: http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/1492770-shingles-people-vaccinated-against-chickenpox.html
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By prosciencemum
Shingles in People Vaccinated against Chickenpox

Can children vaccinated against chicken pox still get shingles? I was wondering this in another thread (this one:...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Thanks for the link Deborah. Time I looked into...

Thanks for the link Deborah. Time I looked into this more, because I'd been wondering about this. I'll start a new thread on it rather than distract from the OT.

PS. On the OT - I agree the...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-14-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Do you have a reference for that? I thought it...

Do you have a reference for that? I thought it was unclear.... The vaccine being a much weakened version of the virus does seem to put it into question.

I'm not aware of evidence either way if...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,489
Posted By prosciencemum
This always seemed like a straw man to me -...

This always seemed like a straw man to me - meaning the suggesting that we should focus on 400k preventable deaths from medical errors rather than the measles outbreak. I argue we should care about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Not sure why - given this is a natural parenting...

Not sure why - given this is a natural parenting forum. Making a choice to vaccinate doesn't mean rejecting everything ever suggested about natural remedies. Some actually have evidence to support...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm so happy to hear you found that helpful. :)

I'm so happy to hear you found that helpful. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Gosh I didn't expect this reaction. I'm not quite...

Gosh I didn't expect this reaction. I'm not quite sure why my intentions matter, but since many people have asked - I posted to add information to the debate on risk benefit analysis for vaccination...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Posted By prosciencemum
Baby Dies after catching Chicken Pox from his older brother

Incredibly rare, but here's a really sad story about a baby dying after catching chicken pox from his older brother.
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Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,432
Posted By prosciencemum
Popcorn causes cancer you know! ;)

Popcorn causes cancer you know! ;)
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,778
Posted By prosciencemum
I *so* agree with this. I've spent years...

I *so* agree with this.

I've spent years engaging with this debate on MDC, and it hasn't convinced me there's any good evidence that vaccines are not effective, or that vaccines (on the schedule...
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