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    So I've just heard on the news that the 4yr varicella vaccine will now be given as a combined MMRV vaccine at 18 months MMR vaccine so they're covered earlier. I can't find much info on it yet.

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    Better i think, at least they won't have the memory of the ouchy needle. Better to get it all out of the way, plus they are then covered from a younger age. So I think it is a good idea.

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    I am all for it. Think it's a great idea. Less needles and earlier coverage. Win win.

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    Against. I don't think immunising against chickenpox is necessary.
    It's not an overly effective vaccine either and apparently can cause a greater risk of shingles in old age?

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    Undecided. Would like to see any studies done on combining the MMR and chicken pox vaccine. Reasoning that its easier for kids to have 1 needle than 2 needles many years apart, isn't a good enough reason for me.

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    DS has his 4yr vac soon. I can only imagine how difficult it's going to be. At his 18 month one he kicked out and the needle end snapped off ouch! And then they had to redo it. I'm all for it not that it matters to me as I don't plan on having anymore kids to need to worry but after that experience and dreading the 4 yr ones yes I'm for it.

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    I can see that it may cause problems for those who selectively vax, in that they might be for the MMR but against the chickenpox vax. I would like to think they would offer both (although they probably won't) selectively vaxxed is better than none vaxxed IMHO.

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    I doubt they will offer it separately. We're aiming for full vax (not selective) and the new mmrv supports this.

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    When I took DD3 for her 6 week vax I was told it was changing soon. That's was about 2 months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    I thought they had already started doing it?
    Probably.

    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I can see that it may cause problems for those who selectively vax, in that they might be for the MMR but against the chickenpox vax. I would like to think they would offer both (although they probably won't) selectively vaxxed is better than none vaxxed IMHO.
    I was thinking about this too. I know a lot of people that currently skip the varicella vax.


 

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