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    Hi all

    Was wondering if any one is demanding that all immediate family members that are going to ge around bub a lot get vaccinated for whooping cough?

    I'm just wanting to know what the risks are, are they high?!

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    As well as what about ppl who visit the hospital and not being vaccinated?!

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    I have insisted that my partner, mum, his sister and nephew get theirs. Basically the people who are going to have regular close contact with the baby during the period he isn't covered.The ret of my close friends are all already vaccinated from when they had their own babies.I am not sure what the risks are in Brissy sorry, but they are high here in Perth.
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    I did, not as in get it or you will never see baby. More like, if you want to spend time with the baby before he has his vaccinations then I would like you to be vaccinated. My family are pretty understanding.

    The risk at the moment is high - of course it depends where you are, but you can look at the health statistics for your state to see how many cases have been diagnosed so far this year. So far this year in NSW it is 3414 - that is well below what it has been the last few years. Keep in mind these are only the cases who have actually been diagnosed - a lot slip through the net.

    Also - there is a new strain that vaccinating won't cover - so you really need to be vigilant, even if they get vaccinated, if they have a sniffle then don't come over etc.

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    Yeh there has been a bit of an outbreak here in brissy lately... My SIL has asked all family visiting bub to get vaxed...

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    I have asked the immediate family who will spend the most time with bub to get the vaccination. It just isn't worth the risk!

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    My mum has said herself, dad and my brother will get it but has asked where do u draw the line (ie: will ppl who visit the hospital have to be vaccinated as well...)

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    I'm in a tricky position. My mum can't have the whooping cough vaccine because of a prior bad reaction. She lives in Perth and wants to come see the baby when it's born - I just feel like it's too risky. But wow I feel like a bish telling her she can't see her grandchild till it's 6 months old. At the moment I've said I'll talk to the doctor and go with whatever he says.

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    No I didn't but I would not be offended if a friend or family member made that request. Just be aware that some might not want too which IMO is cool but they should respect your decision

    Eta we don't vaccinate.

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    Its a hard situation you cant force people to get it done, even if you want to you can give them the information that they require and tell them how you feel but you cant force it on them.

    My mum and Dad and me and DH had our WC boosters a couple of years ago ( dd is 6 years now but a very sick little girl ) no one else around us did.

    I have a STRICT rule you do not come to my house with a cough or cold or snoty nose or a runny bum, i dont care if you think its hay fever if there is any chance its not then you simple stay away, Hayfever does not produce green snot, a smockers cough is differnt to a infection cough if its out of the norm for that person then they do NOT come near my kid, and i have turned people away at the door, I also always have hand gell around and anyone that tocuhes my kid uses it.

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