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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 03:15 PM
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7. It isn't considered fully protective until the third booster.
The CDC claims that we vaccinate with pertussis to protect others, because those at most risk (under six months of age?) are too young to be personally protected from the vaccine series. Now that there is an adult booster, it's recommended that parents, medical professionals and siblings partake in order to protect those at risk of complications from the disease.
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  -Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Give Long-Term Protection - Fully vaccinated children at risk. mzmolly  Sep-26-11 02:39 PM   #0 
  - Sounds like the vaccine needs some improving...  LeftishBrit   Sep-26-11 02:42 PM   #1 
  - It's deadly to infants and toddlers  Warpy   Sep-26-11 02:49 PM   #3 
  - I haven't heard that toddlers are at an increased  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:20 PM   #8 
     - Infants have to wait to be vaccinated.  Warpy   Sep-26-11 04:00 PM   #20 
     - Anyone can have a fatal illness from  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 04:03 PM   #21 
        - I have zero contact with infants and toddlers  Warpy   Sep-26-11 04:44 PM   #24 
           - I too have lasting,  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 12:17 AM   #27 
     - I had whooping cough when I was around 3 but that may have been  jwirr   Sep-26-11 04:36 PM   #23 
        - Could be. I have heard that a newer more resistant strain  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 12:24 AM   #29 
  - It isn't considered fully protective until the third booster.  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:15 PM   #7 
  - It takes antibiotics and about ten weeks to recover from this horrible cough.  midnight   Sep-26-11 02:44 PM   #2 
  - Sometimes longer than  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:21 PM   #9 
  - You only find if the vaccine works and whether it's safe when you use it on millions. nt  thereismore   Sep-26-11 02:59 PM   #4 
  - No, not even close. Vaccines are tested extensively long before they're used on the public.  TheWraith   Sep-26-11 03:01 PM   #5 
     - Although there is extensive testing, the final stage of testing IS after release  pnwmom   Sep-26-11 03:23 PM   #11 
     - Data is collected after release to check for previously unknown side-effects.  TheWraith   Sep-26-11 03:26 PM   #13 
     - VAERS data is dismissed as follows.  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:28 PM   #15 
     - When I told my doctor that my son had a fever for a full week  pnwmom   Sep-26-11 03:32 PM   #17 
     - It is part of the research routinely carried out for investigational  pnwmom   Sep-26-11 03:29 PM   #16 
     - And any saftey issues  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:26 PM   #14 
     - The efficacy of the pertussis jab  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:24 PM   #12 
  - adults need to take "booster shot`s" because the vaccine wears off with age  madrchsod   Sep-26-11 03:11 PM   #6 
  - True. It's good to finally have an adult booster  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:22 PM   #10 
  - its now being required for admission in public high schools out here  Fresh_Start   Sep-26-11 03:36 PM   #18 
  - If the date above is correct, efficacy appears to decrease substantially by the time children  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 03:57 PM   #19 
  - Unrec'ing such important health news?  mzmolly   Sep-26-11 04:09 PM   #22 
  - My wife and I both had whooping cough at age five: probably the sickest we've ever  indepat   Sep-26-11 04:54 PM   #25 
  - Absolutely!  PADemD   Sep-26-11 09:27 PM   #26 
  - Interesting to see how many people wish to bury this  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 12:18 AM   #28 
  - Why not?  CanSocDem   Sep-27-11 09:39 AM   #30 
     - The point is that a vaccine that is sold as offering long lasting protection  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 12:46 PM   #31 
     - Pardon me I meant can we  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 02:42 PM   #34 
  - Looks like a booster should be given every 3 years. n/t  laconicsax   Sep-27-11 01:17 PM   #32 
     - It looks like we've assumed things about this vaccine that were not  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 02:40 PM   #33 
     - Are you suggesting that we don't take steps to ensure continued immunity?  laconicsax   Sep-27-11 05:34 PM   #37 
        - No. I'm suggesting that we have to understand how long a vaccine  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 11:14 PM   #40 
     - just got my Dtap booster  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-27-11 03:07 PM   #35 
        - What I had in mind was sharing accurate information.  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 03:14 PM   #36 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-27-11 09:16 PM   #38 
              - Please provide  mzmolly   Sep-27-11 11:06 PM   #39 
                 - well, there you have it  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-28-11 04:36 AM   #41 
                    - I understand that some truthful information is buried to suit an agenda.  mzmolly   Sep-28-11 03:51 PM   #42 

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