An unvaccinated child has died from a preventable disease - page 2

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    It's sad that a baby died, but in this case the vaccine wouldn't have helped. Didn't I see on this very message board this year's flu vaccine matched none of the strains in circulation? That it was the worst-matched vaccine in years? I may have read that in the paper instead.

    I too have a lot of concern about the current vaccination schedule. Both my sister and I had bad reactions to certain vaccines, especially the MMR vaccine and only got one and two doses each as children. Our doctor greatly altered the rest of the schedule when we got vaccinated back in the early 80's. My nephew also had bad reactions but his doctor did NOT alter his vaccines from the current schedule despite these problems, he is autistic. I realize this is highly controversial, but there are documented cases of autistic-like disorders that ARE exacerbated by vaccines, even if autism itself has not been correlated. I am not saying anything would have been different with my nephew had his schedule been altered, but it may have. Why take that kind of risk? Don't get me wrong, I do plan on vaccinating my children, but sticking to the current schedule with no thought as to the effect on the individual child is downright ridiculous.
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    It was last year's influenza vaccine that wasn't matched well to the strains that ended up sickening people. The HIB is a different matter and doesn't change, to my knowledge.

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    It's sad that a baby died, but in this case the vaccine wouldn't have helped. Didn't I see on this very message board this year's flu vaccine matched none of the strains in circulation? That it was the worst-matched vaccine in years? I may have read that in the paper instead.

    I too have a lot of concern about the current vaccination schedule. Both my sister and I had bad reactions to certain vaccines, especially the MMR vaccine and only got one and two doses each as children. Our doctor greatly altered the rest of the schedule when we got vaccinated back in the early 80's. My nephew also had bad reactions but his doctor did NOT alter his vaccines from the current schedule despite these problems, he is autistic. I realize this is highly controversial, but there are documented cases of autistic-like disorders that ARE exacerbated by vaccines, even if autism itself has not been correlated. I am not saying anything would have been different with my nephew had his schedule been altered, but it may have. Why take that kind of risk? Don't get me wrong, I do plan on vaccinating my children, but sticking to the current schedule with no thought as to the effect on the individual child is downright ridiculous.
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    Being the first in my "group" to have children I tend to be the one to pass on information....when my first child was vaccinated at the pedi I had no idea the expense even with insurance coverage and was hit with a heafty bill. Then I learned that you could go to the village shot clinic and they only charged $3 as we were "underinsured." And even if you didn't have that they wouldn't charge you. Then when I had my second and she had reactions to the immunizations I learned that you don't have to get more than one at a time. Sure you have to go back more often but if it makes things easier on the child who cares. I believe each child is different and while I do believe in vaccinations I think that doctors should help parents in chosing what type of schedule is right for the child instead of inflicting multiple vaccinations so that parents don't have to come back.

    just my
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    People have to do what is right for their individual children. Although I didn't have kids, I know there is no one size fits all to any aspect of parenting, and vaccines are no exception.

    The poster whose child had a bad reaction to DTaP should not worry; their child is protected. And ITA that they should not have an additional dose.
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