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Old 01-15-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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My pedi mentioned at our 15 mo checkup today that polio was the next vax on the schedule for dd. We are a selective/delayed vax family- I never give more than one at a time, and no combo vaxes. I was surprised when she mentioned the polio vax as I didn't even realize kids are still vaxed for that. We aren't planning any travels or anything where dd could be exposed. Does anyone have info on this vax (either for or against it)? I never researched this one as I just didn't know it was even still given.




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Old 01-15-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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The paralytic form isn't in America anymore. But, it is in other countries, so technically the saying "it's only a plane ride away" is true. Anyone could bring it back here, but it would be highly unlikely that your child would come into contact with it.

If you're delaying and selectively vaxing, I wouldn't suggest getting this one, or at least no time soon. There are other diseases that are still going around. BUT, the Polio vax is the least reactive vaccination there is. So, while it's still filled with bad preservatives the chances that your child would have a bad reaction from it is really small.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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Something else to consider.... There has not been a single case of "wild" polio in the U.S. in something like 30 years. Every case for the past ~30 years has originated from the vaccine.
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