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    Thanks HazTechDad, appreciate the effort, if its not too much trouble can you please also check that I have the aluminum ingredients correct for the Infanrix - Hexa vaccine.

    Just a side note (I will be asking my doctor this questions before the vaccine) but my child has had bad exama and has been using kenacomb cream for infected skin. As this contains antibiotics how would this mix with the forementioned vaccine, any bad side effects?

    Thank you

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    OK have done some calculations. Assuming the figures you gave are correct, the total amount of elemental aluminium would be about 0.26mg.


    The studies you linked to

    This study: (from 2002): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12184359
    ....Concluded that aluminium levels from vaccines were within safe levels.

    There was also a followup study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22001122.1
    ...which reassessed those results based on the current (2011) schedule and current environmental levels. (Al content has fallen since 2002 due to the combining of various vaccines. eg: An infant gets less exposure from Infanrix hexa than they previously got when its included vaccines were given separately). The conclusion was:
    "Using these updated parameters we found that the body burden of aluminum from vaccines and diet throughout an infant's first year of life is significantly less than the corresponding safe body burden of aluminum modeled using the regulatory MRL. We conclude that episodic exposures to vaccines that contain aluminum adjuvant continue to be extremely low risk to infants and that the benefits of using vaccines containing aluminum adjuvant outweigh any theoretical concerns."


    This study: http://www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc194.htm
    Isn't really a study, but a report on aluminium exposure in general. Doesn't really say anything relevant, although it mentions rare future hypersensitivity to aluminium chloride patch tests following vaccination, based on a German study from 1985. It's in German, so I can't read it but at almost 30 years old, it would bear essentially no relationship to current vaccines.

    These studies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19740540 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19740540

    The authors of these papers are somewhat questionable. Both are anti-vaccination activists. The articles weren't reviewed or assessed by medical journals, but by a chemistry journal which isn't really an appropriate test of their accuracy or validity (For example, if you wrote a paper on building bridges, but had it published in a journal that usually reports on building aircraft, the reviewers probably wouldn't be very experienced at assessing your methods or conclusions). Additionally, the abstracts don't necessarily represent the actual findings of the studies. It's dealt with in-depth here: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/20...d-by-the-decr/

    This study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12184363
    Says that aluminium adjuvants are absorbed in to the blood and passed through the urine (via the kidneys), which would be expected (and is a good thing).

    EDIT:
    Sorry, no idea on the cream compatibility. That's a question for your Doctor.
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    Hi Parent123, we're you able to split the vaccines? I have a 7 week old and would also like to have him vaccinated for whooping cough only at this stage but have had no luck with our GP. Any info you have will be great !

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumsy2012 View Post
    Hi Parent123, we're you able to split the vaccines? I have a 7 week old and would also like to have him vaccinated for whooping cough only at this stage but have had no luck with our GP. Any info you have will be great !

    Thanks!
    No, you can't get just the whooping cough vaccine by itself here. AFAIK, it's not available separately anywhere in the World.

    If it is adjuvants (such as the Aluminium compounds) that you're concerned about, then splitting the vaccines wouldn't do you any good because a separate vaccine (if it were available) would still contain those adjuvants. Then when you eventually got the other vaccines, you'd be administering them again, so the total amount of aluminium administered would be higher than if you just gave the hexa.

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    Hi Parent123, Have you been in this forum lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumsy2012 View Post
    Hi Parent123, we're you able to split the vaccines? I have a 7 week old and would also like to have him vaccinated for whooping cough only at this stage but have had no luck with our GP. Any info you have will be great !

    Thanks!
    Whooping cough doesn't come as a monovalent vaccine in Australia.


 

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