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Old 08-09-2010, 03:13 PM   #21
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Ok, I asked this on another thread and then lost it, so I can't see if anyone answered. I'm 33 weeks right now. A couple of weeks ago I cut myself on a fence and went to the doc to see if I should get a tetanus shot. They told me it was fine and to wait until after the baby was born, but that if I really wanted it I could get it, but NOT the dtap. They definitely said that it would be tetanus only. Is the vaccine that they are giving to pregnant women just a pertussis vaccine? Or is it a combo? I was under the impression that we couldn't have combos right now, but no one has mentioned a pertussis only one to me (live in WA). Can anyone clear that up?

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:44 PM   #22
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Look into it and do the research yourself so you can make an informed decision. Doctors do what they've been taught.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:54 PM   #23
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I was offered it at one of my prenatal appts. I said no thanks and they never mentioned it again. Had DS in the hospital and after signing all the discharge paperwork they ask me if I want it... I declined... because my husband had already gone out to pull the car up and I was thrown off by it being offered at the last minute... I'm not sure if I will get it or not, it's something I need to research and think about it. My DD is current on all her shots except chicken pox... and we delayed a lot of her vaccines...
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:34 AM   #24
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I didn't think you were supposed to get the vax while pg. I thought it had to be done after you gave birth. I am getting it post partum. Just too high risk since I work in the peds hospital on a respiratory floor so I see whooping cough. There is a huge increase in cases in recent years. But it is up to you and you shouldn't feel pressured in doing anything optional.
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Re: My Midwife was pushing a VAX.

It's become a new "standard of care" just like offering a pap and the millions of different blood work (1st trimester screen, GTT, etc). They are pushing this vaccine on pregnant moms and newly postpartum moms because the child is too young for the vaccine. However, this vaccine does not prevent transmission, so you could still have it and pass it to your LO. This vaccine acts on the toxoid itself that is produced by Bordatella pertussis. It doesn't kill the bacterium.
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Oh, and erythromycin is VERY effective against this bacterium. And there is always an "outbreak" usually most of those with whooping cough have had 1 or more vaccinations.
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As far as I know, TDaP is not given to pregnant women at all. It is offered to new parents however.
I feel the TDaP (adult version of the shot, it is a triple, covering tetanus, diphteria and pertussis) leads parents into false security. Pertussis bordatella is a bacterium, and the vaccine doesn't immunize against it, but against its toxoid which it releases in the lungs which causes the crazy coughing. The vaccine only mitigates the disease, it does not prevent transmission nor disease at all like e.g. the measles vaccine does. Many people still get it, many vaccinated kids get it (see West Virgina with virtually 100% vaccination rates, yet there is an "outbreak" too) and it is heavily underdiagnosed (3 months cough, bronchitis, etc).
The best protection for an infant too young to receive the DtaP is to stay away from crowds, absolutely no people with colds and coughs of any kind in the house, period. No matter if they are vaccinated, they might very well have pertussis.
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I thought you needed more than 1 booster to be immunized against pertussis, so it wouldn't have been effective in prevention in an 8 week old?
I think she was saying they died before 8weeks, so the vaccine wasn't even given yet. I think her point was that it's getting more prominent, even in really young babies.

Part of the reason it's getting more prominent is because people are refusing vaccines. It won't be long before we have outbreaks of polio and many other deadly diseases too.... it won't just be pertussis for long. The only reason it's been safe to not vaccinate so far is beacuse MOST people do vaccinate, protecting those that choose not to.
I totally understand the argument against not vaccinating, but it's quickly becoming a "darned if you do and darned if you don't" situation.
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