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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic Puffin View Post
    Very interested to hear other people's opinions on this topic...

    I have been considering delayed vaxxing for my little bubba on the way, but have no idea where it starts and when/how I can refuse.


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    Thankfully vaxxing is not compulsory so you absolutely have a choice as to what and when and if at all you give your babies, but yes some GP,s are very overbearing ( they also get vaccine bonus payments ) so start discussing it with your GP next time you see him, the first decision you need to make is at birth they give vit k and hep b , so you need to tell the hospital if you are doing this or not ( at my hospital the midwives told me about half their patients choose not to give hep b)

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    Subscribing as we will be delaying

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    In NSW, the first vaccine after the birth is now at 6 weeks due to whooping cough epidemic. Best thing to do is get yourself updated with the whooping cough vax and grandparents as well, and any other adults who will be spending time with baby.
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    Okay, I am going to be a slight fence sitter, difficult for me as I am an immunologist by trade.

    Firstly, the reason that there are so many more vaccines now then in the 80's is purely due to our advances in medicine. It is not an attempt to over vaccinate our children. I am fully vaccinated, so are all members of my family. The incidence of reactions (albeit most completely unproven) are so rare. The effects of contracting the disease - so severe. It's just a weight up the negatives vs positives. As long as you make an accurate informed decision then I don't mind what you do.

    On the other side - now there is no link here - please don't think I am trying to correlate the two - but there are so many children these days with allergies, asthma, eczema etc. Is this large increase in these immune related problems related to our increase in vaccine usage if just because we are better diagnosing these conditions? Our mothering instincts of 'no, don't eat dirt. No, don't put that in your mouth' may be hampering that immune response from a young age and leaving our kids more prone to certain conditions (not that I'm condoning children to eat dirt!!! - sorry for the irrelevant rant!!)

    Such a tough decision, I personally will be selecting the vaccinations I want my child to have, but will probably end up administering most of them.

    Each to their own, there are no clear correct answers in this case!!

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    I'm not vaxxing in consultation with my GP after developing two serious separate health issues for no apparent reason and with no known cure after receiving the DTaP vaccine as an adult. I hadn't previously been vaccinated as my dad went into a 3 month coma after getting the polio vaccine as a child. Given our history we decided not to vax DD. I'm not anti-vax as such and am really torn on this issue. I do find the increased rate of allergies and asthma a cause for concern, though, and wonder at the correlation with increased vaccination

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    I am unsure why this thread derailed the way it did as everyone was commenting constructively and politely

    I will repoen this thread for the OP to gain the information and advice that was ASKED for, but personally attacking and rude posts will not be tolerated. Please keep it nice or will be closed permanently.

    Cheers dears

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolz83 View Post
    Okay, I am going to be a slight fence sitter, difficult for me as I am an immunologist by trade.

    Such a tough decision, I personally will be selecting the vaccinations I want my child to have, but will probably end up administering most of them.

    Each to their own, there are no clear correct answers in this case!!
    So great to have someone contributing that's an immunologist!! Do you mind if I ask which ones you will give your babies and which ones you won't? I also read that they are taking the polio vaccine out of the schedule in the next 5 years as it is irradicated in this country, it will be the same as malaria etc just for people traveling to high risk areas / have you heard that?

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    I haven't had DD (3yo) vaxxed against chicken pox, studies that I've found linked to in here show a correlation between the vaccine and shingles in the future (yes I know that it's a risk with naturally occuring varicella as well).

    I may have DD vaxxed against it in the future, but right now I don't deem it necessary.

    ETA: as it is fairly new on the schedule I think that it may become more refined as more research is conducted on it's effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Thankfully vaxxing is not compulsory so you absolutely have a choice as to what and when and if at all you give your babies, but yes some GP,s are very overbearing ( they also get vaccine bonus payments ) so start discussing it with your GP next time you see him, the first decision you need to make is at birth they give vit k and hep b , so you need to tell the hospital if you are doing this or not ( at my hospital the midwives told me about half their patients choose not to give hep b)
    Wow, you wouldn't know it. I wanted to delay Hep B but they kept coming in every hour or so and waving the form at me, so I ended up giving in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    So great to have someone contributing that's an immunologist!! Do you mind if I ask which ones you will give your babies and which ones you won't?
    I was going ask the same thing... although you said you would probably end up giving most... which would be the ones you would hesitate over, and which ones you give without much thought? And I don't mean you wouldn't think about it... maybe I should have said without much debate?

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    It was kind of forced on dd 1 to get fully vacinated cause my hubby has a phd in microbiology and biotec so he had this and that reason for doing it, I on the other hand would have prefered to delay some of the vaccines as she got very sick at the 2 and 6 month ones. I'll def be delaying with my next bub


 

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