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Ok so if there is a vaccine availiable I assume that once you had it <b>naturally/real virus</b> you build immunity....<br>
any logic to that?
 

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According to the CDC re rotavirus: <i>Immunity after infection is incomplete, but repeat infections tend to be less severe than the original infection.</i><br><br>
Thought I put this out there too:<br><br>
AAP Survey of Pediatricians on the Reintroduction of a Rotavirus Vaccine:<br><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/112/1/e6" target="_blank">http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...tract/112/1/e6</a>
 

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I am so upset over the whole rotavirus "thing" in my life. My DD, who is now nearly 4, took part in a study conducted in mid 2002, when she was just a few mos. old. It was an oral vax they were trying out, basically making these kids ginuie pigs. I agreed to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Didn't know any better, I really thought I was doing a good thing for her. The nurse made it (RV) sounds so scary!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> Half the kids in the study got the vax, half got sugar water. I was to be informed of what she got in several months. I STILL cannot get them to tell me if she got it or not!!!! I am starting to wonder if I ever will.<br>
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<b>Although only 15% of respondents reported that they would give RRV-TV if it were available today,</b><br><br>
15% of surveyed doctors would use the recalled vaccine on children if it were available. How disturbing...<br><br>
Rotavirus is defintely a nasty bug, i have two dd's that are 15m apart. My oldest caught it and got soooo sick, and my oldest only had one day of diarreah.<br><br>
I'm happy to know that if she caught it again that she wouldnt be as sick (5 days of vomit and diarreah, and hospitialization for dehydration), and maybe my oldest wont even have symptoms.<br><br>
Thanks for that info...
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Barriers to reintroducing a rotavirus vaccine were</b> fear of adverse reactions among 95% of pediatricians, followed by potential high vaccine cost (63%) and <span style="color:#0000FF;">amount of time required to educate parents (57%)</span></td>
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ah yes, we wouldn't want to waste time educating parents who might in the end decide to skip that vax and perhaps others. grrrrr<br><br>
my dd had rotavirus at 15 months and dh got it too -- no, I didn't enjoy taking care of them but they came through it just fine -- the efforts by pharma, the cdc and docs to stamp out ALL disease really irks me.
 

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How sad, they figure they didn't kill enough kids the first time around when they gave this shot and then had to pull it off the market <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I'm sure they'll figure out how to get this back on the market when enough people forget.<br><br><br>
Another thing that makes me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
I need to just go to bed!
 

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i participated (unknowingly) in a study by merck that I thought was to help them figure out ways to encourage parents to inform themselves, but it was trying to get new scare tactics taht would actually work better. I was so mad. I wrote a long vent but they will definitely hit the market with it VERY soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Tiffany--no longer vaxing
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">15% of surveyed doctors would use the recalled vaccine on children if it were available. How disturbing...</div>
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Wow. What the hell is going on in the minds of that 15%?
 

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Both my kids got rotavirus. It was some of the worst-smelling diarrhea I've ever experienced. They were both very mushy for a few days and needed to be held all the time (luckilly they didn't have it at the same time). I had to stay home from work (which would be a major selling point for the vax for those nasty pharmaceuticals!) for a few days.<br><br>
Both of my kids are still breastfed -- neither could barely hold down even the breastmilk for awhile but both recovered and we made it through. I had to be diligent about feeding an ounce of fluid every 10 minutes for 2 hours at one point with Anna so she would get some hydration. But that's what you do when your kids gets sick, right? My understanding is that 80% of kids will get rotavirus before they're 2 years old. After going through it twice, I can't understand what is so scary about it and why people feel like they need to vaccinate against it.
 

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Just to add to what the pp said - rotavirus infection is universal - everybody in the world gets infected before they turn five. By the age of two 96% of infants have been infected and about half have been infected three times or more.
 

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Well, that is so interesting. I was thinking we don't have it here in NZ because no-one knows what rotavirus is! Literally, I never heard the name until I got involved in vaccination activism.<br><br>
A lot of babies get diarrhoea now and again and nobody worries about it. But slap on a name, bring out a vaccine, and with a bit of negative PR you'll get them running to the doctor for it.
 

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Exactly Diana. This is kinda how I feel specifically about the chicken pox vaccine over all of the other vaccines. The lower than average person knows chicken pox is not a bad disease..uncomfortable..yes...a nuisance...yes....a outright killer...umm..no. I can't believe anyone in their right mind would give that vaccine....honestly. So what if they miss a week of work????? That seems to be the trend though...darn children interrupting our perfect life. We just can't inconvenience ourselves in the slightest for our children.<br><br>
I'm not sure if anyone ever noticed polls that ask questions that you would think are no brainers...like "is the sky blue?" and there is always 15 to 20 percent fruitcakes that will answer no. I liken that to the 15 percent that said they'd vax with the rotovirus vax if they brought it back. Always going to be that percent of far out whackos.
 

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DS had rotovirus this past winter (he was 21 months) and we ended up in the hospital due to dehydration with an IV for 4 days (he was till BF, but wouldn't even breastfeed). The virus lasted a total of about 8 days.<br><br>
It was no fun, but I definitely wouldn't vaccinate for it. I highly doubt that many kids in developed countries are dying from rotovirus.
 
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