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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-19-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
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, 07:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,971
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, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
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, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
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, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
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, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
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   06-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
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, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
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   05-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
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...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-01-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,515
Posted By japonica
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399336/measles/240#post_17620647)
 Matlori…I think you need...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By japonica
In some ways, I think what goes on in the US...

In some ways, I think what goes on in the US influences things here in Australia…namely new vaccines to add to the schedule etc. In other areas, they seem to diverge. An example is with the...
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