Hello!! I'm seeking some advice because the information I am finding on this is really.. confusing.
Is the mmr vax combined with chickenpox vax? My daughter has already caught chickenpox naturally so Will I be able to easily refuse this vax? I have a friend who was in a vax trial and she said that the mmr is now mmrv. I don't want her to have the v part. There seems no point. Can I do that?
Secondly, are live vaccines contagious to others for a period of time? I was reading fact sheets on another mainstream parenting website and it stated that pregnant women should avoid people with the chickenpox OR when the vaccine has been given within 28 days. Trying to confirm if this is true, my pregnant friend called the immunisation nurse who said yes, true, and also said she didn't get her own daughter done while she (the nurse) was pregnant just in case. However, I can't find any more confirmation on this. If it is true that it can be contagious, does this mean that other live vaxes can be contagious? Such as measles or mumps.
Also, the pertussis vaccine, I was under the impression was not live. However, a friend who does not vaccinate said her gp told her it was, and that she can actually spread pertussis for a few weeks after the needle. This has got to be false right? Thanks in advance.
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