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Does anyone know what other country's vax schedules are? I am really curious about Western European countries. I also have heard Japan doesn't vax until 2 years of age? I am wanting to know as I am trying to make up my mind on various vaxes.<br><br>
Also my sister has a 6 week old little boy, she is unsure on vaxes (but too tired to talk or research) and is moving to Austria. I am hoping they may have more reasonable recommendations and I can persuade her to take some time to think things through. But nursing is still challenging and she has a very high maintenence little guy. I am bringing her food weekly, bringing her to LLL meetings, helping her the best I can and have been printing articles on vaxes. But I am so concerned she is going to blindly vax as she is soooo tired. (I have a teething toddler that WAS self night weaned... so I understand her exaustion. Besides it wasn't that long ago that my high maintenence 3.5 year old was a baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
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Stacy in Minnesota
 

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The EU has very liberal vaccine laws. Most countries have no vaccine law and do not require vaccines for school. Although big pharma is just as active as in the US and sells as many vaccines and pushes for the same vax schedule as here.<br><br>
If your sister is moving to Austria, that is one country that requires NO vaccines to enter school or day care and she'll find many mothers there who do not vaccinate their children. Of course others do, believing that it must be the thing to do.<br><br>
Tell your sister to hang in there. Vaccines are not emergency medicine and once she injects her lo and he has a vaccine reaction, she would for ever feel guilty. Better to put it off until she has time to research or just trust her instincts.<br><br>
Why is she moving to Austria? There is no US military base in that country.
 

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I am curious about this, too. I happened to catch the US Senate hearing last week on autism and of course the woman from CDC was there... can't stand her. Julie something, I think? Anyway, someone posed the question about autism in the EU and other countries that do not vax as aggressively as the US, and she said that in fact, autism rates are HIGHER in the EU and in other countries. Really? Higher that 1 in 150? I find that really hard to believe. Anyone know if this is true. I think it is some kind of numbers manipulation, but I am terrible with math. I would be interested to know if, in fact, autism rates are higher in countries that vax less.
 

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Here are some vaccination schedules for countries other than the U.S.<br><br>
- From EUVac.Net: <a href="http://www.euvac.net/graphics/euvac/vaccination/vaccination.html" target="_blank">National Childhood Vaccination Schedules</a> (schedules for all EU countries)<br>
- From the Public Health Agency of Canada: <a href="http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/97vol23/23s4/23s4e_e.html" target="_blank">National Advisory Committee on Immunization - Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule, Canada</a><br>
- From the Jornal de Pediatria: <a href="http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0021-75572006000400002&lng=&nrm=&tlng=en" target="_blank">Vaccination schedule for childhood and adolescence: comparing recommendations</a>, see Table 1 for Brazil's schedule<br>
- a bit outdated and perhaps incomplete, but from PAHO.Org: <a href="http://www.paho.org/english/hvp/hvi/vaccinationsked2000.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccination schedule in the Americas, 2000</a> (all countries in North and South America)<br>
- From IndiaMart.Com: <a href="http://health.indiamart.com/kidshealth/vaccine/index.html" target="_blank">Immunization FAQ</a> (with India's schedule near the bottom)<br>
- From Australia's MyDoctor.Com: <a href="http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=3271" target="_blank">The Australian standard vaccination schedule</a><br>
- From the New Zealand Medical Journal:<br><a href="http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1236/2035/" target="_blank">Evolution of the New Zealand Childhood Immunisation Schedule from 1980: a personal view</a><br>
- From Japan's Infectious Disease Surveillance Center: <a href="http://idsc.nih.go.jp/yosoku/ImmEN_04.pdf" target="_blank">Immunization schedule, Japan 2004</a><br>
- From WHO/Afro's Health Information Package (to be handed out by public health officials in Africa): <a href="http://www.afro.who.int/afropac/vpd/schedule.html" target="_blank">Vaccination schedule for infants</a>
 

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Crisstiana-You rock!!! Thank you! I just breezed through a few. They all seem to have the same "schedule" as the US. Argh! I will have to look at them further. Thank you!<br><br>
Gitti-Thanks for that bit of info. I passed it on to my sis. It got a big "Oh". Hopefully she doesn't feel rushed now. She is moving to Austria for missions. Apparently protestant churches in Europe don't have any outreach programs just Sunday services. She and her husband are going to help churches set up childrens programs etc.<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
Stacy in Minnesota
 
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