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    Quote Originally Posted by kezty View Post
    Is anyone's else's minds boggled at how many people WON'T get vaccinated??
    It just does my head in that they get 'offended' when you tell them that 'sorry, you can't see the greatest gift I have ever been given because you won't help protect their health and well being'
    The ones that joke and make snide comments are the ones I really don't get. Like killing your child (it happens!) Is a joke....
    Yes!!!! And then we are the ones left to feel guilty for asking because we're 'nagging'. I've asked my two best friends about 4-5 times. I'm due this week and they still haven't done it. I'm trying to weigh up actual risk vs. strained friendship but I'm lost. I haven't seen them for months because I live rural and I want them to see my baby but I'm just so scared they could give her something. Ahhh what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    There is another one available and it has the polio vaccine in it. We couldn't get the boostrix for DP so got the other one instead. It's twice as much but obviously essential that DP had it.
    True. Our chemist was out of that one too. I think it's about $70. It makes it hard to ask everyone to be vaccinated if they have to go to great lengths to find it, and pay for it. We've got immediate family all covered except my dad, who won't see much of Bub anyway. Most of my friends have had babies in the past 3 years and are all covered. But it is tough for those that aren't, I really hope none of them ask to visit before Bub has had 6 week immunisations.

    I guess all I can do is ask that vaccinations are up to date, and leave it up to the individual to check their own situation. We live in one of the highest anti-vax areas in the country and it scares me, can not rely on herd immunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    True. Our chemist was out of that one too. I think it's about $70. It makes it hard to ask everyone to be vaccinated if they have to go to great lengths to find it, and pay for it. We've got immediate family all covered except my dad, who won't see much of Bub anyway. Most of my friends have had babies in the past 3 years and are all covered. But it is tough for those that aren't, I really hope none of them ask to visit before Bub has had 6 week immunisations.

    I guess all I can do is ask that vaccinations are up to date, and leave it up to the individual to check their own situation. We live in one of the highest anti-vax areas in the country and it scares me, can not rely on herd immunity.
    Yeh it's expensive and I hate asking friends to fork out for the GP visit and the vaccine. I won't be taking Bub out anywhere public until she's immunised, maybe out to dinner with family for my birthday but that's it.

    My mum has leukaemia, she's been vaccinated but lost her immunity with chemo. I have to just cross my fingers with her because there is no way I would want to stop my mum from meeting her first grand baby. But it's tough. You want to do the best for your Bub but you can't lock yourself and your baby up for 2 months either.

    Do you mind me asking where you live? I live in a hippie country town so I'm pretty sure people aren't up to date here either hence why I won't be taking her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    Yeh it's expensive and I hate asking friends to fork out for the GP visit and the vaccine. I won't be taking Bub out anywhere public until she's immunised, maybe out to dinner with family for my birthday but that's it.

    My mum has leukaemia, she's been vaccinated but lost her immunity with chemo. I have to just cross my fingers with her because there is no way I would want to stop my mum from meeting her first grand baby. But it's tough. You want to do the best for your Bub but you can't lock yourself and your baby up for 2 months either.

    Do you mind me asking where you live? I live in a hippie country town so I'm pretty sure people aren't up to date here either hence why I won't be taking her out.
    We're on the Sunshine Coast. Both my OB and midwife mentioned the issue in our area. It's worse in the hills around here but still affects the whole community. I just need to be vigilant and trust that my Bub will have had his/her vax by the time winter hits. A massive outbreak has been predicted. I'm going to do lots of baby carrying in my ergo etc, can't stay inside all winter.

    Sorry about your mum, that is tough indeed. I would be the same, couldn't keep the baby from her. I guess she would be extremely vigilant herself as she has to be so she doesn't get sick, so that in itself would help lower the risk.

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    We didn't ask friends and family to get vaccinated when we had our dd, but did have a strict policy of no sick visitors. My mum didn't hold her until her first round of needles because she was sick with a bad cough. I know it sounds mean but mum wasn't immunized and I couldn't risk it.

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    I am glad to see that I am not unreasonable and that others share my opinion. I just feel stuck as I don't want to strain the relationship with the kids mother. If I go behind her back with the older son I think I might cause further issues. Maybe I just should say to the boys that it's up to them but if they aren't vaxxed they can't visit for the two months. In this case this will affect our arrangement with their mother too in respect of the younger boy in that he cannot visit during July school holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDeFleur View Post
    I am glad to see that I am not unreasonable and that others share my opinion. I just feel stuck as I don't want to strain the relationship with the kids mother. If I go behind her back with the older son I think I might cause further issues. Maybe I just should say to the boys that it's up to them but if they aren't vaxxed they can't visit for the two months. In this case this will affect our arrangement with their mother too in respect of the younger boy in that he cannot visit during July school holidays.
    What about... Is they choose not to get vaccinated they can't hold the baby but can come visit/ have a look at Bub? I imagine having them visit but keep their distance would still be less risk than say taking Bub to a cafe or something.

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    Sorry but no I am strict my stepfathers sibling died on it back in the days because one of the siblings friends had it and no cuddle was needed to infect the baby. That's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDeFleur View Post
    Sorry but no I am strict my stepfathers sibling died on it back in the days because one of the siblings friends had it and no cuddle was needed to infect the baby. That's just my opinion.
    Fair enough. I think we need to do everything we can to keep our babies protected. Just a shame nobody else seems to care as much.

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    A sneeze can travel up to 30ft... not to mention I can't imagine a teenage boys hygiene being top of his list.... 😝
    The sunny coast is rampant with anti vaxers and there was a couple of cases reported not that long ago if I remember correctly...

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