My GP won't give it as part of other immunisations (DS is due next week for 18mo). Said each one she has given has had high fever reactions so doesn't want to give with anything else which I understand, so we'll prob wait a few weeks.
My healthfund has pharmaceuticals as part of the extras so we'll only be out of pocket about $40 per jab which is great.
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10-07-2014 19:37 #31
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10-07-2014 20:17 #33
I'm pretty sure it is only 80% effective. So far this year there have been 10 cases of meningococcal disease in WA - not sure how many of these were B strain although I would imagine most if not all were.
Given the expense, repeat visits required, disease rarity & low rate of effectiveness I won't be getting it for my children.
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10-07-2014 20:23 #34
My DS 3 has had both shots already and I'm very happy about it. He didn't react to it at all.
10-07-2014 20:34 #35
I would love to but with 4 kids???? Sadly I just cannot afford it on my own..
10-07-2014 21:03 #36
DD1s arm did look very sore, and she seemed a bit off the day after, but other than that has been fine. The red lump took a week to go away, just a dot now like a normal immunisation dot.
I realise odds are she would never have got meningococcal if I hadn't vaccinated her. But I just want to know I've done everything I can to protect her. My doctor said our exposure risk was low living in Victoria, having no overseas family and friends visit us, and not being indigenous. Her words not mine and I haven't done any research on if those groups are more exposed or not.
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10-07-2014 21:17 #37Senior Member
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I will be looking into this and shopping around to get the cheapest $$$. I was amazed at the price difference when we got our whooping cough vac 2 years ago. I never thought of claiming those on my PH extras.
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