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what can you tell me about Menactra? a friend of mine is REALLY trying to talk me into getting it for my kid. i just don't wanna! lol<br><br><br>
this is from Toronto Public Health. not to convincing for my super healthy 2yo.<br><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><b>Who should get Menactra™?</b><br>
Menactra™ is not necessary for everyone. You should get Menactra™ if you are between 2 to 55 years of age and in the following high-risk groups:</span></span>
<ul><li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">individuals without a spleen</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">anyone with a complement, properdin or factor D deficiency</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">employees who work in a lab and are exposed to <i>N. meningitidis</i></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">military recruits</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">anyone who is a close contact of a person with meningococcal disease caused by types A, Y or W-135</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">people who travel to a destination where the vaccine is recommended (including going on a pilgrimage to the Hajj in Mecca) should get the vaccine at least 2 weeks before leaving.</span></span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Menactra™ can sometimes be recommended for those between 11 to 24 years of age based on the activity of types A, Y or W-135 meningococcal disease in the community.</span></span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what can you tell me about Menactra? a friend of mine is REALLY trying to talk me into getting it for my kid. i just don't wanna! lol</div>
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For god's sake, then DON'T. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=8484161&postcount=11" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...1&postcount=11</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=6926688#post6926688" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...88#post6926688</a>
 

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There is a reason it's not on the schedule and you have to pay for it yourself. At least last I checked it wasn't.
 

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Then don't!
 

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i know that! lol i'm not giving it to my kids. just a gut feeling. but i wanted some actual facts or something to back me up. lol
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i know that! lol i'm not giving it to my kids. just a gut feeling. but i wanted some actual facts or something to back me up. lol</div>
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Well here is the package insert. Read carefully!<br><a href="http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM131170.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Biologi.../UCM131170.pdf</a><br><br>
here may be some more info here:<br><a href="http://www.novaccine.com/specific-vaccines/vaccine.asp?v_id=23" target="_blank">http://www.novaccine.com/specific-va...ne.asp?v_id=23</a><br><br><a href="http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/vaccine-efficacy-how-often-do-vaccines-work/meningococcal/" target="_blank">http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/...meningococcal/</a><br><br><a href="http://injury-law.freeadvice.com/drug-toxic_chemicals/menactra-vaccine-side-effects.htm" target="_blank">http://injury-law.freeadvice.com/dru...de-effects.htm</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i know that! lol i'm not giving it to my kids. just a gut feeling. but i wanted some actual facts or something to back me up. lol</div>
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I thought I posted some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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