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1271018 tn?1296536826

Pregnancy Vacinations

Hello. I am currently considering getting the Whooping cough vacination since the state I live in (California) is seeing a rise in this disease and it is especially deadly to infants. Have any of your DR's recommended this to anyone?
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1278093 tn?1294320384
my pediatrician is definitely going to vaccinate the baby, but i have not had anyone recommend i get one....
but i can't have any vaccines due to spiking high fevers from several different vaccines in the past and the possibility of having a more severe reaction.
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160254 tn?1270996478
I got it right after birth with my second.  They didn't suggest it when I was pregnant, but within 24 hours of having her, they wanted me to get it.  
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1271018 tn?1296536826
Thanks I was just trying to get more info on it;)
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In Australia they offered whooping cough vaccine for free to any parents, expecting parents, carers, grandparents, aunts etc..... Pretty much anyone who had/ has regular contact with small children.
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980608 tn?1309540251
Hi Lorane, I too am in California and have been advised about the vaccine for whooping cough.  My high risk MD said my husband and step daughter will need to get it as soon as possible and before handling the twins.  I will get it after the twins are born.  He recommened that we have anyone who will handeling the girls to get the vaccination.  DH is skeptical about getting any shots and as of today he doesn't want to get it.  My step daughter will be getting it since she can catch so many things at school.

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801413 tn?1333539276
"The effects of whole-cell pertussis vaccine wane after 5 to 10 years, and infection in a vaccinated person causes nonspecific symptoms (3-7). Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11). The whole-cell vaccine for pertussis is protective only against clinical disease, not against infection (15-17). Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection."
-Center for Disease Control (The CDC)

“It is unknown whether immunizing adolescents and adults against pertussis will reduce the risk of transmission to infants.”
-Acadel, the producers of the DTaP vaccine
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801413 tn?1333539276
Correction to post:  its Adacel, not Acadel.
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1242417 tn?1375927438
A few years ago before I went to Europe I had my vacanations updated and it automatically included the pertussis vaccine along with tetnis and a few other things. I just called my reg doctor to check because that pertussis commercial is freaking me out!!!  
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