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Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #11
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Pertussis vaccine is not very effective, something like 90% of all whooping cough cases are fully vaxed. .
I've been trying to find this statistic because it's bothering me. All I could find was that in Vermont, 90% of cases in children under the age of 18 were in children who were 'vaccinated' defined as having 'at least one dose' of the vaccine (meaning not all children had completed the series), I believe the article was at least a year old... does anyone have a better source on this??

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #12
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I got the TDaP vaccine while pregnant because I'm concerned about the recent uptick in whooping cough cases in our area. I was concerned about contracting it and passing it to the baby after he was born. (Mothers with whooping cough are responsible for passing it on to their kids in something like 30-40% of all whooping cough cases in babies.)

My family follows the CDC recommendations for vaccines.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pertussis/tdap-pregnancy-hcp.htm
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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I wasn't comfortable getting it while I was pregnant, or now while I'm breastfeeding since vaccines aren't tested on pregnant women.

I did encourage my husband (who is a social worker and works with individuals who are homeless) to get it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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I’m planning on getting it because my husband works in a pulmonologists office, and they’ve had a lot of patients coming in with “unexplained coughs” over the passed several months. I’m also trying to get him to get it because that is one illness I don’t want the baby to get. FYI I am very wary of the whole vaccine thing, but with me having asthma and several family members having it, it makes sense in our case.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #15
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Dr. Bob Sears had some interesting stuff to say about the CDCs new recommendations for Tdap: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...16317855073374
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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I got it right before discharge, so 2 days after delivery. They never mentioned it during my prenatal care.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:51 PM   #17
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Re: DTaP vaccine ???

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemio...%20Vaccine.pdf

Tdap is a class C drug. It is not known if it is harmful to an unborn baby, it has never been studied. Pregnant women were excluded from the safety studies. Doctors rely on epidemiological assumptions of safety regarding the recommendation pregnant women be vaccinated.

I have taken 3 epi courses in grad school, and I do not trust most epi studies *especially* when there is a drug company trying to sell more of a product based on the results of an epi study. Money talks, loud, and truth whispers.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #18
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Dr. Bob Sears had some interesting stuff to say about the CDCs new recommendations for Tdap: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...16317855073374
"The Tdap's effectiveness decreases significantly after 1 year. So women will need a fresh dose with each pregnancy."

Wow! I don't think docs are sharing this info. so you would need a new vac every year and it only comes in the combo. yikes.

Also, of course there are no studies on the safety of this on prego women as it is unethical to do so but that is basically what they are doing. Free research.
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Vaccination is a fierce and nasty debate. After my son was born the hospital's nurses tried to force my husband and I to get the dTap shot. I refused it on the grounds that my husband and I had up to date tetanus shots. But this shot has whooping cough in it came the reply. I told the lady I didn't care if it had whooping cough in it. I had studied the numbers of people who get whooping cough in the USA every year and found the need for the vaccine lacking. She acted like I was killing my baby by not getting the shot. A few months after my son was born stories came out about people getting whooping cough from the vaccines themselves. Long story short educate yourself with the facts. Also as a nurse I say don't take any vaccinations during pregnancy. There is a question as to whether or not vaccinations harm children who are several months to a year old. I can't even imagine what vaccinations do to a fragile fetus. Another thing to consider is doctors really discourage pregnant women from taking medications unless they absolutely have to so why are they insisting on a vaccination that doesn't have studies on how it effects the unborn fetus?
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http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemio...%20Vaccine.pdf

Tdap is a class C drug. It is not known if it is harmful to an unborn baby, it has never been studied. Pregnant women were excluded from the safety studies. Doctors rely on epidemiological assumptions of safety regarding the recommendation pregnant women be vaccinated.

I have taken 3 epi courses in grad school, and I do not trust most epi studies *especially* when there is a drug company trying to sell more of a product based on the results of an epi study. Money talks, loud, and truth whispers.
Totally agree. Drug companies sell drugs and make drugs under the pretense that they care. In reality they sell and make drugs to make money. They also rush the FDA to approve their drugs based on studies on animals and rush the FDA to black label a drug only after they have been sued multiple times so they can stop more lawsuits.
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