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#1 of 6 Old 01-24-2005, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I babysit my friends ds who will be 2 next week. She had told me should would delay his immunizations until her dh was off work so my ds wouldn't have to be around during the incubation period.

For some reason she's changed her mind and he goes Monday for his shots.

Will we be ok being around him??? I almost think it would be better for ds to contract something now rather than later but I don't have any facts to back this up...
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It depends on what he is being vaccinated for. I would be most concerned about MMR or chicken pox as those are the two live virus vaccines. As for any of the others, I don't think it would affect your own child in anyway.

I looked up the CDC schedule to see what a 2 yo would be getting but it looks like if they were on the standard schedule a 2 yo would already be done with basically everything except MMR #2, but that typically isn't given until 4-6 years of age. So your friend must be catching up with some and you will just have to ask her which ones. Although don't be surprised if she doesn't know. It astonishes me how most parents have no idea which vaccines their children are being injected with at a given time. They'll say, "She got whatever they get at 6 months...you know, 4 shots," like it doesn't even matter. I always wonder if people would be so blase and trusting if they were getting injected themselves.
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I can't speak to *how at risk* your DC is to catching something from vax shedding, but I would strongly advise you not to encourage him to get anything from the other kiddo's vaxes. Those are recombinant crap you don't want...

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The only vax that's currently on the schedule that's known to shed is chicken pox. It doesn't usually shed, but if it does, it won't be until a week or so until after the shot is given.
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Yes, I would babysit for the child because the only vax to shed is CP vaccine.

Besides, your son is almost two and is exposed to vaccinated children every day in stores, restaurants....

Continue to bf if he still takes it and don't worry about it.
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way back when I was a babe they gave a live measles vax. I thin got the measles.
most thing are notlive vax. I would ask for sure
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