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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I've decided to delay my DD's vaccinations and also do only some of them.<br>
First, I do not want to do<br><br>
PCV - I read that this is the newest one and I don't want any ``experiments" on my children (however, they do have a statistic of 13,000 blood infections in US it every year - what infections are they talking about?)<br><br>
rotavirus - I do not see it life threatening<br><br>
I am not sure about any of the other ones, but here is where I am with them<br><br>
hep B - I heard that it can only be transmitted through blood transfusions or sexual relations - I see the probability of these happening soon to be very small so I am thinking of delaying it<br><br>
polio, DTaP, Hib - I think she should have them, but I am still researching<br><br>
I intend to delay ALL vaccinations as long as possible, since I don't think she will be in daycare until she is a year old. However, we travel to Europe this Summer and I am not sure if we shouldn't have some of these vax done before we go.<br><br>
What do you think? Any suggestions?
 

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Personally I wouldn't even consider vax for travel to Europe.<br><br>
Keep researching!<br><br>
Try over in the main vax forum too.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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You do not need any vax traveling into Europe!<br>
Sorry to say this, but you will need more vax being here in the US than in Europe.<br>
Regarding your vax list, we do keep to the same and polio, DTaP and HIB ours have. The rest in my opinion is no need. Hep maybe later, but not too sure about that one myself.
 

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That depends WHERE in Europe you go. If you head further east, they still have huge problems. I've lived for years in Europe, in the Balkans region, Romania, Greece, etc, and I would definitely recommend vax if you head beyond Germany or Italy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That depends WHERE in Europe you go. If you head further east, they still have huge problems. I've lived for years in Europe, in the Balkans region, Romania, Greece, etc, and I would definitely recommend vax if you head beyond Germany or Italy.</div>
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huh. i lived in Austria for a year and traveled to the Czech Republic, Croatia, Russia, the Ukraine, Greece (and lots of countries west) without any boosters and wouldn't hesitate to take my unvaxxed dd to any of those places.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Totally agree with you sophiekat!!! I lived almost all of my life in Europe, been ALL OVER the place (o.k. not the Ukraine) and never had any doubts about anything health wise or regarding shots being necessary!
 

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I lived almost all of my life in Europe, been ALL OVER the place (o.k. not the Ukraine) and never had any doubts about anything health wise or regarding shots being necessary!</div>
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I've lived in Ukraine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've also lived in Russia, Armenia, and Lithuania and have travelled throughout most of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe...Nope, still wouldn't vax. (Actually unvaxed dd was born in Armenia and anti-vax dh is from Ukraine).
 
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