I wasn't sure where to put this, in child health or pro-vax but because the video is informative about what to look out for in regards to babies and small children I thought this section would be best.
A two year old girl just died over here in the UK from meningitis B. This story is becoming widespread because the NHS has just added the Men B vaccine to the national schedule but only for babies born after May 2015, if they were born before then you have to pay for the jab (2-3 doses) privately and each jab is expensive. We literally just paid for 2yo DS' first jab last week so seeing the photos in the news of this little girl really hit my heart. Australia does have a Men B vaccine available but from what I can tell it is only available privately.
Anyways here's the video (note the video is not upsetting, just a cartoon explaining what to look out for):
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19-02-2016 01:54 #1
Informative Meningitis video
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19-02-2016 05:37 #2
I havnt watched the video but just seeing the photos of that little girl and a post made me phone my go straight away to book my ds2 in for his men b jab. I've had the prescription sitting in the house for about 2 months but didn't get around to booking the appointment and sorting out the script but I made sure I got on it after seeing that. The next thing I need to consider is whether I also get ds1 done at 2 as I initially assumed it was just for small babies but seeing as she was 2 maybe it would also be beneficial for him.
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19-02-2016 05:38 #3
But it's not cheap here either. $155 per jab so for 2 babies it will be costly!
19-02-2016 05:41 #4
My son is done.
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19-02-2016 05:45 #5
Informative Meningitis video
I've just done DS at 2. Children under 5 are at the most risk with babies under 5 months being the highest risk.
Here it's £120 per jab 😧 but our next baby will obviously be free since he falls into the new schedule so that's a relief. I wonder if Australia will eventually add it to the schedule.
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19-02-2016 06:29 #6
There is a petition at the end of this article which is asking the government to add it to the schedule...
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