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What is this vaccine for? I do some shots. Dh and I are trying to come to an agreement on what to do, to get them or not. So I delayed my ds, except for the first few, until he was 12 months. I was looking at his vax sheet, the ones he's already had, and they gave him prevnar. I am almost positive I did not get an info sheet on it at the time because I would have questioned it. When I asked them what it was they said something about ear infections. I think that is one of the most stupid things I have ever heard, right up there with a chicken pox vax. Is it really an ear infection vaccine and if so, then it obviously doesn't work because my ds had one ear infection and a double ear infection in less than 6 months after recieving that vaccine. So, more info, what is this vaccine for????
 

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Originally it was sold as a prevention for ear infections. But, like all vaccines, that is an illusion.<br><br>
What it really does though, is throw the immune system off so that it has no clue how to best protect the child against meningitis.<br><br>
It does serve one real purpose though, it makes the manufacturers rich(er).<br><br>
Here are some interesting links on the subject:<br><br><a href="http://www.vaclib.org/email/prevnarfda.htm" target="_blank"><b>Prevnar</b></a><br>
<br><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazin...49/b3811060.htm" target="_blank"><b>Vaccines are big...</b></a><br><br><a href="http:/general45/CDCstudyofmercury.htm" target="_blank"><b>...big Business!</b></a>
 

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Strep Pneumo bacteria can cause ear infections, and the bacteria can also become invasive sometimes and lead to meningitis.The vaccine has 7 strains.There are over 90 strains. It is improper for doctors to be touting it as an ear infection preventative,but it certainly worked at first(when the vaccine entered market) to get parents to jump on board.Don't forget this vaccine came after the mess with the rotashield vaccine,and parents were cautious.<br>
Many of the vaccinated children have problems with ear infections,so when a vaccine comes along touted to prevent those infections they jump for it.Once it was realised that many kids getting prevnar still got ear infections then the recommendations changed to:Get the prevnar vaccine to prevent death by meningitis. Similar to the tactics of the varivax vaccine first pushed to prevent loss of work time,then to prevent death by secondary complications.<br>
The insert is online if you want to read through it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is it really an ear infection vaccine and if so, then it obviously doesn't work because my ds had one ear infection and a double ear infection in less than 6 months after recieving that vaccine. So, more info, what is this vaccine for????</div>
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Did you ask the doctor why your child got the ear infections despite the ear infection vaccine?<br>
I know ofcourse that there are many,many causes for ear infections,but I am curious what they would say since they push that specific vaccine for that specific purpose. I am sure they would just say the infections were caused by a virus.LOL,that is their excuse for every infection especially illnesses following vaccinations.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did you ask the doctor why your child got the ear infections despite the ear infection vaccine?<br>
I know ofcourse that there are many,many causes for ear infections,but I am curious what they would say since they push that specific vaccine for that specific purpose. I am sure they would just say the infections were caused by a virus.LOL,that is their excuse for every infection especially illnesses following vaccinations.</div>
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No, I didn't. I didn't figure it out until later. We got the shots at the health unit (have to get them to get WIC). BUt I think I will ask the ped. Not sure what he's going to say though. He told me he didn't know why I didn't want to vax against chicken pox because it's a "horrible* illness.
 

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we used the prevnar shots<br><br>
and so far no ear infections..or anything else.<br><br>
so, i guess it worked for us<br><br>
my son is three years. he has been super healthy.
 

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"We got the shots at the health unit (have to get them to get WIC). "<br><br>
What state are you in? I work for WIC here and shots are not required to get WIC vouchers.
 

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I too was on WIC/Medicaid for almost a year in 2003-2004 here in Ohio and my children are completely unvaccinated.<br><br>
As for ear infections....my dd is 5 and ds is 2 and no ear infections,so I guess no vaccines worked for us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
We did have strep A and pink eye though from the vaccinated kids at dd's preschool/daycare!<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">He told me he didn't know why I didn't want to vax against chicken pox because it's a "horrible* illness.</div>
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I think any illness can be horrible if the body can't handle it, and you go on to develop secondary complications.Like the SECOND time my kids got pink eye from dd's preschool/daycare all was going well until they developed white pus like cysts on the eyes toward the end of the illness.I ended up taking them to the ped because I had no idea what was going on,and he said it was Strep A.I skipped the eye drops and keep doing the eyebright/goldenseal,but ended with antibios(1st time ever) when ds was at 106+ fever(normally I never treat fevers only support them with herbs).Complications with chickenpox,flu,or even roseola(post viral encephalitis) sucks,but you deal with it. I don't think I could ever do the cp (varivax) vaccine.Did you ever read the ingredient list? Human fetal cells,bovine cells,guinea pig cells-ewwww. No thanks!
 

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We're in Arkansas
 
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