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Forum: Vaccinations   03-16-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By ss834
Interesting technique. I've only read the Forbes...

Interesting technique. I've only read the Forbes article so far, and not the study she refers to, but the way it's described sounds like the idea behind @prosciencemum...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By ss834
Hm. I can understand that. Those two always...

Hm. I can understand that. Those two always scared me too. DTaP and MMR probably have the most alarming reputations (other than maybe Gardasil.)

The thing is, though, that the full series of DTaP...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By ss834
I should add that when my son got the shots he...

I should add that when my son got the shots he had MMRV, DTaP/IPV/Hep B (Pediarix), Hib and PCV so it was only 4 shots total- 2 in each thigh. Not too bad. See what combo shots your pediatrician...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ss834
The studies that have looked at shingles rates...

The studies that have looked at shingles rates were looking at the specific reasons for an increased rate of shingles that has already been observed. While many of you are repeating that we wont know...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ss834
So I wonder if those people who were more likely...

So I wonder if those people who were more likely to be exposed were also less likely to develop shingles. I know a lady who was a teacher her entire life and developed a horrible case of shingles.
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ss834
Here is a systematic review of the incidence of...

Here is a systematic review of the incidence of shingles, and several studies were included that looked at an association between the introduction of a varicella vax program and the rate of shingles...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ss834
I have to look through some of the studies again,...

I have to look through some of the studies again, but it seems contradictory to say, on one hand, that viral shedding is a problem from the CP vaccine and then on the other, to complain that there is...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By ss834
The flu vaccine strains that will be in next...

The flu vaccine strains that will be in next year's (Northern Hemisphere) vaccine have been announced.


http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/URItheFlu/50319

This link also has a...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-14-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By ss834
Something to consider: ...

Something to consider:



http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/sites/default/files/CHOP2.pdf
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-14-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By ss834
You can give all of those vax at once. It is...

You can give all of those vax at once. It is safe. The only issue to consider is timing but assuming your child has not had any of the previous doses then all of these can be given now. When I was...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,002
Posted By ss834
The numbers matter because pro-vax people are...

The numbers matter because pro-vax people are often told that we're focusing on the wrong thing. Instead of focusing on deaths preventable by vaccines, we need to be looking at medical errors. Well,...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,010
Posted By ss834
It's on page 31, according to the numbering on...

It's on page 31, according to the numbering on the bottom page of the document (which I think is a different page according to Adobe Reader.)

Yes, there is an apparent accidental or deliberate...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
There should at least be someone available to...

There should at least be someone available to quickly moderate abusive language. We had a troll here a few weeks back who left about 60 posts all repeating the same awful thing. They were posted for...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
Half of what I posted are considered...

Half of what I posted are considered "principles", not "rules", by the other community.
Having principles that most active users agree on can definitely help with the way discussions go without...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
I wasn't suggesting that we necessarily adopt...

I wasn't suggesting that we necessarily adopt those rules, but it won't hurt anyone to be able to identify those behaviors, avoid doing them ourselves, and avoid responding to people who are using...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,010
Posted By ss834
There might be a confusion between the way the JH...

There might be a confusion between the way the JH PR/social media people answered and the hospital guidelines. While they did remove the precaution from the location in the patient guide where it had...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
I get the impression that some people get...

I get the impression that some people get involved in the vaccine debate not because they are interested in vaccines, but because they are interested in attacking people. The mob mentality thing....
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,804
Posted By ss834
I'm sure it depends on the health system and the...

I'm sure it depends on the health system and the country, but in the US, hospitalization typically means admission as an inpatient. A simple ER visit would not count. However, I don't know precisely...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
Thanks for clarifying. MyFillingQuiver

Thanks for clarifying. MyFillingQuiver
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,804
Posted By ss834
The fact that they had to take the kid to the...

The fact that they had to take the kid to the hospital at all, because he wasn't able to breathe, is a significant detail. Even if everything went well at the hospital and he recovered and survived,...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By ss834
Meh. MFQ you've assumed I'm insulting people's...

Meh. MFQ you've assumed I'm insulting people's intelligence because I've made recommendations of books and articles. By your standards that makes me a bully.

People often recommend reading to...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,804
Posted By ss834
GSK claims its shingles vaccine works for 97% of...

GSK claims its shingles vaccine works for 97% of people over 50 after Phase II trials. No telling when it will be available. ...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-12-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By ss834
In the US it usually becomes available around the...

In the US it usually becomes available around the end of August, but not at all clinics. It can be a pain trying to get the shot on time (before Oct).
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By ss834
My baby had her 2nd flu shot 10 days ago. I...

My baby had her 2nd flu shot 10 days ago. I almost didn't do it because it's so late in the season, but then I decided since it has the H1N1 component and flu can happen year round, then it was worth...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,010
Posted By ss834
The vaccine protects vulnerable people from...

The vaccine protects vulnerable people from disease. That's the most important thing that it does.

The possibility that asymptomatic carriers can be vaccinated and spreading pertussis is...
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