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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Yes I wouldn't have thought natural immunity would come into play? And as for hygiene good luck... Kids are always touching things
    Yeah I thought it was a weird thing to say about a toddler. I mean, you boost your immune system by eating well and looking after yourself. Good luck getting my kid to eat vegetables. And yeah hygiene lol, kids are so good at that.

    Definitely going to see someone else about it and see if I can get a better explanation at least.

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    I always thought (and I could be completely wrong here) that having a good natural immune system comes from lots of frequent small exposures to common infections, like colds, stomach bugs, etc. So when you encounter those things you're able to easily fight them off, because your body recognises them and has built up a good defence.
    But that doesn't mean that your body is prepared to fight off something totally new and different like tetanus or polio, so we need to give a vaccine to give the body a heads up for if those pathogens ever are encountered.

    Does anyone know if that's actually right though?

    Haha and hygiene is kind of a balance, can't be too clean or you'll never build up natural immunity, but need to be clean enough to not catch the really bad stuff?

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    Yes @deku that was my understanding too

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    Yes, DS has had his first Meng B shot,at the same time as his 6 month ones.

    I wouldn't "bundle" them again, it was a lot of shots for one go and I felt terrible for him.

    Totally worth it IMO.


 

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