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Old 01-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Give me good stories about vaccinations

I want to vaccinate my baby but I'm so scared with all the horror stories out there. Is my baby really going to react and die or become mentally challenged or get ADD if I vaccinate?
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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My son was never fully vaxed because he had a birth injury that certain vaxes (pertussis specifically) could cause seizures... but he is also almost 18 years old. DD on the other hand is 18 MONTHS old and I'm doing a delayed schedule. I've been reading just recently about the amounts of alumnium in the vaxes. Basically FDA says a safe amount would be 14 mcgs (or something.. can't remember exact measurements/names) and one vax has like 900 mcgs in it...
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Isn't it true though when you break up the vaccinations you get more adjuvants because you are getting more shots than if you get multiple vaccinations in one shot? I am going to vaccinate because I want to be able to take my child to India and I want my child to be able to travel. I am paranoid enough already, please only good stories about vaccinations.
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Isn't it true though when you break up the vaccinations you get more adjuvants because you are getting more shots than if you get multiple vaccinations in one shot? I am going to vaccinate because I want to be able to take my child to India and I want my child to be able to travel. I am paranoid enough already, please only good stories about vaccinations.
May I suggest you do real research? Asking for "only good stories" isn't really the same thing as being fully informed. The Vaccine Book is a good starting point. The book is neihter pro or anti-vax.
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May I suggest you do real research? Asking for "only good stories" isn't really the same thing as being fully informed. The Vaccine Book is a good starting point. The book is neither pro nor anti-vax.
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I have a good story. DS (16 months) is fully vaxed. He already has nearly 100 words, is very social, and does not show signs of any developmental delay. He has never had an adverse reaction to any vaccination, other than being upset that he got a shot.

I also had shingles in the past two weeks, which would have given him chicken pox, had he not had the varicella vaccination last month. I am happy to report that he has had no sign nor symptom of chicken pox at all. (And he's well past the incubation period.)
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I also had shingles in the past two weeks, which would have given him chicken pox, had he not had the varicella vaccination last month. I am happy to report that he has had no sign nor symptom of chicken pox at all. (And he's well past the incubation period.)
Have you considered the possibility that your son's varicella vaccination GAVE you shingles?? It's a live virus vaccine and your child sheds the virus for a few days to a week after receiving the virus (this is also true of the rotavirus vaccine, for the other poster who said she and her husband got it but their kids had a mild case -- how soon after the vaccination did this occur?). When you count the incubation time, it lines up perfectly with when you got shingles. But did your child's doctor EVER mention that side effect of the varicella or rotavirus vaccines?

Read this article for more info -- it sums up a lot of the questions about the varicella vaccine: http://www.compassionatesouls.com/chickenpox.html
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Have you considered the possibility that your son's varicella vaccination GAVE you shingles?? It's a live virus vaccine and your child sheds the virus for a few days to a week after receiving the virus (this is also true of the rotavirus vaccine, for the other poster who said she and her husband got it but their kids had a mild case -- how soon after the vaccination did this occur?). When you count the incubation time, it lines up perfectly with when you got shingles. But did your child's doctor EVER mention that side effect of the varicella or rotavirus vaccines?

Read this article for more info -- it sums up a lot of the questions about the varicella vaccine: http://www.compassionatesouls.com/chickenpox.html
Unfortunately, the person writing this blog article has their facts backwards.

While it is true that it is remotely possible for someone with shingles to infect someone with chickenpox, it is not possible the other way around. It is also possible (remotely) for someone who has never had chickenpox to contract chickenpox from someone who has recently had the vaccine (and becomes contagious). However, exposure to chickenpox (wild or vaccine) does not cause shingles. In fact periodic exposure to chickenpox is believed to lessen an individual's likelihood of contracting shingles. This is actually a reason that scientists believe that more younger people are contracting shingles - because with the varicella vaccine, young adults are exposed less frequently to children who have chickenpox.

Shingles comes from a reactivation fo the varicella zoster virus. It is caused primarily by stress or in people who are immunocompromised.
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