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Here's another question that's been rattling around my head. How can they say my infant should have DTaP, if that vaccine is not considered safe for an older child? (So older children just get DT). What is their justification?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Qestia</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's another question that's been rattling around my head. How can they say my infant should have DTaP, if that vaccine is not considered safe for an older child? (So older children just get DT). What is their justification?</div>
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Two <b>Tdap</b> vaccines were recently licensed for use in adolescents and adults - Boostrix (ages 10-18) and Adacel (ages 11-64). The vaccine information and age indications are located towards the end of the document:<br><br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr55e223a1.htm?s_cid=rr55e223a1_e" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...d=rr55e223a1_e</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Two <b>Tdap</b> vaccines were recently licensed for use in adolescents and adults - Boostrix (ages 10-18) and Adacel (ages 11-64). The vaccine information and age indications are located towards the end of the document:<br><br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr55e223a1.htm?s_cid=rr55e223a1_e" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...d=rr55e223a1_e</a></div>
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But they had to reduce the antigen concentration in the new ones for older folks to make them "safe".<br>
Does anyone know why babies can supposedly handle more pertussis antigens than adults?
 

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That's insane!<br>
Poor vaxed babies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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It was never that the newborns could handle the toxin any better, it was believed that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks, since the risk of dying from pertussis is greater in infants <6 months of age.<br><br>
The risk of the vaccine no longer outweighed the benefit in the older group because the disease was not as likely to be deadly.<br><br>
So while I was not expected to give this risky vax to my 7 year old, they felt it perfectly fine to give to my infant. Ugh.
 

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Also on the cdc's vax schedule info sheet-- <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule-bw-print.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule-bw-print.pdf</a><br>
they say Hib and PCV are not recommended after age 5, and IPV not after age 18... is this because the diseases are condsidered harmful for older kids or because the vaccines are considered harmful?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It was never that the newborns could handle the toxin any better, it was believed that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks, since the risk of dying from pertussis is greater in infants <6 months of age.<br><br>
The risk of the vaccine no longer outweighed the benefit in the older group because the disease was not as likely to be deadly.<br><br>
So while I was not expected to give this risky vax to my 7 year old, they felt it perfectly fine to give to my infant. Ugh.</div>
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Really?<br>
Are you sure?<br>
OMG!
 
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