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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-17-2014, 06:04 PM
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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: 11
Views: 248
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: 482
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: 4
Views: 519
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: 4,210
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: 1,340
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: 359
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: 541
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: 848
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: 836
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: 766
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: 301
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: 419
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: 663
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...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By japonica
Yeah, I thought they had too. I read that the...

Yeah, I thought they had too. I read that the government had recommended that it ceased being funded certainly.

The CO loophole is a red herring. It's basically just a symbolic witch hunt because...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By japonica
I think they had to add that at the end or else...

I think they had to add that at the end or else the media wouldn't touch it. There's a heated "war" on people who are "anti-vax" over here and anyone who writes, publishes, or speaks about any...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-03-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By japonica
Interesting to hear what he said at the end about...

Interesting to hear what he said at the end about insurance. Would vaccine injury be covered?

Just curious because AFAIK, Australia still hasn't brought in the no fault compensation for vaccine...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-03-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By japonica
Yes, well, I was providing her with the example...

Yes, well, I was providing her with the example pertaining to my kids specifically as an illustration of how recommendations can change and it's best to double check according to one's own...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By japonica
No problem. Find out the recommendations and have...

No problem. Find out the recommendations and have a discussion with your doctor and go from there. It sounds like she was supportive of your choices to begin with, so she should be flexible enough to...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By japonica
This is what I was going from: ...

This is what I was going from:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cig-gci/p04-dip-eng.php



My children will be over seven years old when they receive their dT and not previously vaccinated....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-02-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By japonica
What I would do first is check the recommended...

What I would do first is check the recommended catch up schedule in your area and see what is required/recommended. Is it 3 DTaPs or 4? As far as I know, it should only be two MMR…the first usually...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By japonica
I had the option of ordering a different brand,...

I had the option of ordering a different brand, but it means getting a prescription and paying for it. 
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-03-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By japonica
Just off the top of my head, you have to...

Just off the top of my head, you have to remember that Sears is discussing American products. We had a thread on here a while back where I was asking about aluminium and the Td vaccine and we...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By japonica
I was just going to mention that you can find...

I was just going to mention that you can find the product inserts online and do a comparison of the various ingredients, amounts present, etc. Sometimes there is a difference between products and...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By japonica
First, you'll want to be sure that you have a...

First, you'll want to be sure that you have a ped/GP who is onboard with your proposed schedule. You'll probably have to make sure the products you want are also available at the time you show up at...
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