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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-16-2017, 02:37 PM
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Posted By japonica
It's been quiet on here these days, so sorry for...

It's been quiet on here these days, so sorry for the late reply.

First, I do recall from a friend living in Quebec that trying to file an injury report was nigh on impossible. Her son had a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2017, 05:42 PM
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Posted By japonica
Hi there, I know you posted back in October,...

Hi there,

I know you posted back in October, but was wondering how you're doing and how the holidays went.

Reading your post and asking for thoughts, a few things struck me. First, yes, girls...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By japonica
All of the tips above are good. The only one I'd...

All of the tips above are good. The only one I'd add is that whether younger or older, make sure the lab knows in advance that they will be doing a blood draw on a child as it might affect staffing:...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   01-03-2017, 01:09 AM
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Views: 370
Posted By japonica
Father sues WA government after vaccine reaction

This already popped up in a few places online.

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/family-seek-vaccine-compo-ng-b88344054z

Be nice if Australia finally decided to set up that compo program that the...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   01-02-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By japonica
Exactly. The Men B one is what intrigues me....

Exactly.

The Men B one is what intrigues me. There are parents over here just incensed and livid that the government does not fund it. They are free to purchase it themselves. Sure, it's about...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-28-2016, 06:58 PM
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Views: 464
Posted By japonica
:laugh:LOL. I'm surprised they haven't...

:laugh:LOL. I'm surprised they haven't recommended it as a result of the outbreaks that keep happening in adult populations here. They haven't acted because 1) they probably feel these cases are some...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-28-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By japonica
Sigh. The comments. I think part of the problem...

Sigh. The comments. I think part of the problem is that any media story or post that highlights reported cases or an outbreak is immediately swamped with comments to "Vaccinate your kids!" even if...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By japonica
Well, this was in Australia where it's even less...

Well, this was in Australia where it's even less of the norm, except for the religious communities and those families who believe the the hype by the surgeons joeandsarah mentioned to make the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2016, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,263
Posted By japonica
Yeah, thanks, I should have proofed my post....

Yeah, thanks, I should have proofed my post. Sorry. It was 20%, but still way too high.

I had to bite my tongue and smile and do the, "Poor guy, hope it goes well, blah blah blah..." If they were...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-27-2016, 09:31 PM
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Views: 1,263
Posted By japonica
Whoa, 30%. That's sad, really. I'm in...

Whoa, 30%. That's sad, really.

I'm in Victoria and after helping with my son's grade 1 class last year with swim lessons (nothing like trying to help 35 helpless and soggy boys trying to find...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-06-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By japonica
One of my friends shared this today....

One of my friends shared this today. Interestingly, before "No jab, no pay" was proposed in 2015, there was a nice uptick in donations in 2014 to the Coalition government under the category of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-30-2016, 05:13 PM
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Views: 7,736
Posted By japonica
Another reason to be leery of in-school vax...

Another reason to be leery of in-school vax programs...In Canada, but the issue of lack of consent and "mistakes" is still relevant for those of us who send our kids to school on vaccination day and...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-26-2016, 02:22 PM
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Views: 7,736
Posted By japonica
Fingers crossed, Kait. Glad it went well. :smile:...

Fingers crossed, Kait. Glad it went well. :smile:

Nothing for us except the 4vMenCCV for my DD over the summer before she starts high school in February. We're apparently experiencing a rise in...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By japonica
Whoa, things must be bad if you're considering...

Whoa, things must be bad if you're considering Australia... :wink:
Seriously, so many pluses to living here, but the vax choice stuff (ie. lack thereof) drives me around the bend. Along with the...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   10-27-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By japonica
Thanks for that. That whole segment was broadcast...

Thanks for that. That whole segment was broadcast on channel 9 (blech) over and over last week. I knew the whole thing was rigged and just the usual media spin. The so-called posts had that vibe of...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-26-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By japonica
Well Australia doesn't think two doses cut it. ...

Well Australia doesn't think two doses cut it.

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-6



Ah, overseas...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   10-24-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By japonica
Well, you knew that already T., given what I've...

Well, you knew that already T., given what I've been through with the Td and my kids these past years. Overseas recommendations based on their science are not permitted. Only Australian opinions are...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   10-20-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By japonica
I think that's the more frightening aspect. It's...

I think that's the more frightening aspect. It's like living under a dictatorship where you start reporting your neighbours so they can be taken in, punished, and eventually made into model citizens.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-13-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By japonica
Well, I'm a cynic anyway when it comes to...

Well, I'm a cynic anyway when it comes to vaccines. I was up to date at the time for pertussis and got it anyway. Same with my husband. I look at the flu vaccine spin with a jaded eye. The...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-30-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
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   09-30-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
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, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
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...
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