If people are going to start bandying about unproven theories they've simply found on the Internet about the possible causes of autism, then why are we just limiting it to vaccines? I know how to use Google better than most people - I'm a journalist, after all - so let's see what else I could find...
[about eight seconds later]
People, we're starting to enter unhelpful territory here - we have to accept that medical scientists don't yet know why autism rates appear to be rising, just as we have to accept that the overwhelming evidence shows that vaccines are not to blame. If you're afraid that vaccinating your children will make them autistic, you ought to be comforted by this knowledge. Besides, Wikipedia - that great, omniscient cyber-being that makes experts out of all of us - tells us there are many other things to worry about instead [see above link].
Please, if you're wary or unsure, talk to a real doctor - not Dr Google.
Good night, folks - sleep well and worry about your Christmas credit card bills instead.
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07-12-2012 21:14 #101
07-12-2012 21:42 #102
I'm pro vax but fear the unknown.
Could you tell us for how long a new vax is researched, animal tested, and how big is a sample group of people? Basically how long from lab to community.
Re the autism vax debate that research group was only a handful of kids from memory, and the dr leading the research was later discredited and the study was found fraudulent.
Research has been done after but a link never found.
09-12-2012 08:00 #103
It was horrifying watching my lil man go through it. At first the nursing staff didn't really believe anything was wrong as during the day he seemed fine. But as soon as the sun started to set so did the coughing fits. Where he would just cough turn violet. And vomited. They gave him oxygen thru the fits. That's when the staff treated him as genuinely having wc. And they kitted up with masks and gloves and gowns. That's when it became real. After a couple of days I went home. A day after that I received a call from population health in Qld. And I was told over the phone that it was whooping cough. I had to sit there for an hour telling them every person we had been in contact with and their phone number.
He is now nearly 2 1/2 and fine. The cough lingered around for 100 days. It slowly went away and then one day I went oh he has stopped coughing.
Our region at the time was in the middle of an outbreak of wc. It was after my LO had contracted it so young the age had changed to start the wc vax to 6 weeks of age.
In regards to my daughter who was in gr 6 at the time she came home and told me her teacher was off as he had wc. I didn't even think it could enter my home. But it did. We survived. Most of the family did have it. All of the kids. But DP and I didn't. We had to be quarantined for 5 days. It was so hard not leaving your home for that long. That was over 2 years ago. And I still remember it like it was yesterday.
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16-12-2012 22:29 #104Senior Member
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So totally pro-vaccination! I see no good reason not to do it - prevention is better than the cure, after all.
It looks like I'll have to go back to work a lot sooner than expected so once bubs is born and fully vaccinated I'll be putting her in day care. Can anyone tell me if it's mandatory that kids are vaxxed before being able to attend day care? Kids pick up colds and gastro from day care, you can't help that, but I feel like if you've chosen not to vaccinate and send your kids out into the world you're potentially risking the health of my child, and that's not ok by me.
17-12-2012 06:25 #105
Where do GPs sit in terms of vaccination of whooping cough during pregnancy, does anyone know? Is it declared safe?
17-12-2012 06:53 #106
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17-12-2012 12:27 #109Senior Member
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19-12-2012 13:14 #110
I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I'm getting my WC booster next week with dp and my in laws.
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