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    Found the doco (but haven't watched it myself yet):

    http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video...r-And-Vaccines

    Spoke with my midwife about this and she said only those that will be living with baby or regularly visiting baby (e.g. everyday or every second day etc) should be vaccinated for whooping cough. If you're having visitors that come one off to see bubs (as is common for a new baby) then it isn't necessary for those visitors to have been vaccinated. That's what a leading research and teaching hospital in the field of women's health has advised anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchids View Post
    If you're having visitors that come one off to see bubs (as is common for a new baby) then it isn't necessary for those visitors to have been vaccinated. That's what a leading research and teaching hospital in the field of women's health has advised anyway...
    I think that's bad advice. A one-off visitor is just as capable of transmitting pertussis as a regular carer. So if unvaccinated people want to see the bub, that's fine as long as they stay far enough away so droplets from breath and coughs do not come into contact with the baby.

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    Well that nurse never watched 60 minutes. A mother lost her 6month old to whooping cough " because somebody breathed on my baby".. It doesn't matter who or when or how, anybody with the virus is capable of breathing on your baby. Bad bad bad advice.

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    I agree bad advice. At the end of the day she won't be there if your baby gets sick, you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    The whooping cough component doesn't last 10yrs, that's more the tetanus/diphtheria components.
    I got told the whooping cough vax lasted 10 years?

    Both dh and i got it when our daughter was born 3.5 years ago, would we need another one? About to have another bubs in May?

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    I was told the whooping cough booster vax lasts three years by my gp...I am pregnant so I won't need another untill after the baby is born. Maybe it the first vax that last ten years?


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    Hmm ill need to find out for sure.....

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    Just found this

    The whooping cough vaccine for adolescents and adults also contains diphtheria and tetanus protection in a combination vaccine. Immunity provided by the vaccine decreases after six to 10 years.
    Will double check at my hopspital appointment this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    I got told the whooping cough vax lasted 10 years?

    Both dh and i got it when our daughter was born 3.5 years ago, would we need another one? About to have another bubs in May?
    No current guidelines are 5yrs for women having babies so 3.5yrs ago should be fine.

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    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/in...andbook10-4-12

    4.12.4 vaccines
    States studies of vaccined adults show a rapid decline in antibodies 2yrs after vaccination, although levels persist to 10yrs.

    I'm guessing that's why they are suggesting 5 yearly for childbearing women


 

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