(Closed) DTaP Vaccines (Whooping Cough, etc)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My husband and I both got it. We didn’t ask anyone else to…didn’t feel comfortable asking people to get a vaccine for our kids’ sake.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our hospital offerred the vaccine booster to both of us while in the hospital, directly after birth.  Our doctor also recommended that anyone who will regularly be around the baby before 6 months also get their booster.  We asked our parents and our nanny to get a booster, and just asked everyone else to stay away if they were sick. 

Our doctor also told us that the main concern is that adults who are not up on their boosters have been infecting unprotected infants with pertussis (whooping cough).  Because infants don’t get the first DTaP shot until 2 months (by the regular CDC vaccine schedule), and because pertussis can be deadly to infants, boosters are recommended for people who are regularly around your inewborn.

Post # 5
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We asked my mom and dad and my SIL and Brother-In-Law if they were up to date with their vaccinations since they’d be around the baby the most.  It didn’t actually go over too well with my SIL since she thinks she knows everything about kids since she has two already, but that’s another story…

Post # 6
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is one issue that I am super passionate about. I work in infectious disease and you had better believe that before anyone is allowed to touch our future kids, they will be vaccinated. I see every day the effect of poor vaccination. Pertussis is most commonly transmitted to unvaccinated infants by family members who can carry it without exibiting the classic symptoms (coughing fits followed by the sucking inhale). I will not risk the safety of my babies because it might be offensive to my parents, inlaws or siblings. Pertussis is one of the scariest infections to witness, and there are outbreaks all the time in the US now because parents are choosing not to vaccinate healthy children. I can’t take the chance that my baby will contract this disease and potentially die from it.

Rant over.

Post # 7
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since I am allergic to the Pertussis vaccine, PenguinGuy and I will not be doing this when we have kids. :/

Post # 8
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’ll definitely bring it up to the grandparents and close family members when the time comes.

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