(Closed) To Vaccinate your baby or not!?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 168
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@This Time Round:  Anything that can run down the immune system can cause shingles, and yes that includes stress, but it would be a lot of stress, not just the normal everyday stress that most people deal with.

Post # 169
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cmbr:  Thanks for saying what I really wanted to say, back on page 2 🙂

Post # 170
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Paiger8:  I actually thought the same thing, and in the last year, my Mother-In-Law as well as 21 year old cousin in law both contracted shingles at different times, and were never around each other. I totally thought it only happened to old people who never had pox.

Post # 171
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not too many years ago, one of my girl friends was pregnant with a baby girl. They had tried for years to get pg, and were just over the moon when they got the news. My friends mom was a bit of a hippy, and Sarah was never immunized. She got German measles during her pregnancy, and at 7 months their little girl was Stillborn. (stillbirth can be a complication of German measles, which of itself is a pretty minor illness).

My own children are immunized. To me, the minuscule risk is worth avoiding complications of the diseases themselves. Jmo

Post # 172
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Busy bee

@Eight6Eleven:  Would you elaborate on why you can’t get behind the flu shot? I’m just curious.

I’m pleased this discussion has continued so nicely as it is interesting to hear reasons from all sides.

Post # 173
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@This Time Round:  It’s funny you mentioned that because I had shingles at 14 and was diagnosed with lupus at 23. I have no idea at all if they’re related.

Post # 174
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Bee Keeper

Immunize your child.

Post # 175
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Bee Keeper

My oldest (and only biological child) was diagnosed with autism around age 4 but my fiance’s son (age 5) is sure as hell getting all his immunizations.

Post # 176
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well I am not having kids again but I used a delayed schedule with mine. We started vaccinations at the age of two and spread them out over 3 years and were all ready for school. I think most doctors start vaccinating too early and give them too close together.

 

As for myself – I never get the flu shot and I have not had the flu in over 15 years!

Post # 177
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@trueblue14:  

Whereas I’m required to get the flu shot (as a “healthcare employee”), and I get the flu every. single. year. I don’t study flu, but from what I understand, the flu vaccine is basically considered to be the worst one out there. Neutralizing antibody production is really important for a successful vaccine, and the current flu shot is terrible at producing those.

Post # 178
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Thanks to those of you have replied so far to my Question that I posed in Reply # 165 about the correlation between Shingles & one’s Immune System being compromised

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As for the Annual Flu Shots

My understanding that Flu Shots are always a gamble from a science point of view, because it isn’t a “long term” vaccination plan, but rather one that is very time specific against a very PRECISE strain of Flu

Researchers & Doctors are making an educated “guesstimate” on which strain will manifest to be the dominent Flu for any given year

It really isn’t an exact science

That said, there is substantial evidence, that getting the Flu Shot is beneficial for those in HIGH RISK categories… such as Seniors, or those who come into contact with them (thereby spreading germs to them)

Personally, I get the Flu Shot… I realize like I said it isn’t a perfect science, but I do have Elderly Relatives that I LOVE and care about… I don’t want to expose them to anything if I can help it (they too get vaccinated).  Mr TTR and I also travel a lot… so I am a big believer in finding ways to protect myself as much as possible when we are away, or in places where standards aren’t maybe as high as here at home.  (Besides, lets face it… it would suck to get sick on vacation)

Luckily Flu Shots are FREE in Ontario.  They should start soon… we can get them thru our Family Doctors or at a Health Clinic typically October thru December.

 

Post # 179
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@cmbr:  It should also be highlighted that most cases of the flu are actually a cold or a virus. It is one of the most misdiagnosed aliments in the western world.

Post # 180
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I serriously didn’t know that some people didn’t vaccinate there kids, I don’ mean to offend someone but it never even crossed my mind…

Post # 181
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Haven’t read thru all the responses, but i’m in the same boat. bookmarking this for later.

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