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Old 11-20-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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Re: What to do? Vax question

From what I've read, the pertussis is one of the more questionable vaxs. It hasn't been conformed to reduce the rates of cases, and many kids who are vaxed do get it anyway. It is also a vax that has a high rate of reactions. This is one of the shots that my dd reacted very badly too, (she almost had to be hospitalized) so I am biased against it. IMO I'd rather take my chances with the disease than the vax. At least I know what the possible outcomes from the disease will be if my even gets it. I'd check out the vax boards on MDC and look under the subforums for the pertussis one. There are some good links there.
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