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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    Did the children die? Did anyone die from it? Were the affected persons treated successfully with antibiotics/in the hospital for it???

    Id doesnt say anyone dies from it or even if they were seriously ill/required hospitalisation.

    I rest my case...we live in a world were medical treatments are available and most VPD are treated with antibiotics...usually just from a GP.
    There are a whole lot of steps between being alive and healthy and being dead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    That'd be more like sending your child with a VPD into a group of non vaccinated kids imo.
    But you often don't know your child has a vpd until it's too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I have a friend, who had an inhome carer who wasn't vaccinated and they only found out when she got whooping cough and spread it to her kids!

    I think that should be illegal - if you work in a care profession you should legally have to be vaccinated. As it is currently - even nurses and doctors can get exemptions. That is not ok!
    Definitely. But so many carers don't even know they're vax should be updated, especially if they don't work for an agency but not even all agencies make sure you're up to date. I didn't know until my GP suggested it to me since he knew I worked with young babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Well for a start, measles is a VIRUS!! Therefore cannot be treated by antibiotics.
    Please get your facts straight.

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    Was just going to say the same thing.

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    @loislane2010 can I ask why you choose not to vax and where you get the info that helps you feel confident in your decision? I ask because I've seen you make a couple comments that, to me, are alarming and seem as though you haven't thoroughly researched your decision.

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    Generally Adult vaxxes aren't talked about, so it doesn't surprise me. Hey - the only reason I am so pro vax is I caught two VPDs within a year of each other - I had no idea we were supposed to have boosters!

    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Definitely. But so many carers don't even know they're vax should be updated, especially if they don't work for an agency but not even all agencies make sure you're up to date. I didn't know until my GP suggested it to me since he knew I worked with young babies.

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    Yeah I think there is a whole lack of awareness when it comes to adult vaccine boosters. Gp's don't even mention them in check ups. (Well mine didn't until I got preggers),

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Generally Adult vaxxes aren't talked about, so it doesn't surprise me. Hey - the only reason I am so pro vax is I caught two VPDs within a year of each other - I had no idea we were supposed to have boosters!
    It should be talked about just as much though, especially in professions like a nanny or doula where you're often in contact with very young babies. I've been told I can't take a job if I have a coldsore present but never asked my vax status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yeah I think there is a whole lack of awareness when it comes to adult vaccine boosters. Gp's don't even mention them in check ups. (Well mine didn't until I got preggers),
    My GP was awesome, always thinking of stuff like that. Another reason to miss Melbourne .

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    I immunised for MMR as a baby/child as per the schedule back in the 70's.. Im now in my 40s and earlier this year i had to check my immunity status for several vaccinations .. I was not immune to Measles plus 3 others... I have since had the MMR again and this time im immune. My point is, how many ppl out there vaccinate their children and they arent immune? My GP told me its quite common... am i the only one that thinks its scary thinking you are covered when you may not be?


 

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