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originally posted by: pacific
a reply to: Blaine91555
Not true. Children pass on pertussis more than adults, I believe, as adults can make decisions that when they are sick they don't go near little babies. Children are in schools and exposed to other sick kids more. And even having the pertussis vaccine as an adult (which I did) did not save me or my kids (also vaccinated) from a wild strain. We all ended up in the ER. My daughter and I were the worst and we were vaccinated, so please don't go on that anti-vaccers are the worst. You can see people here that don't want to take a flu shot for whatever reason. The doctors told me that I should not go anywhere near a pertussis vaccine for a while. I had the best type of exposure and barely lived through it.
My children never get the flu and they've never had a flu shot. However, I get it and my eldest daughter does, too. We avoid people consciously during those time, because we know better than to spread germs. Please when you speak about myths, deaths, dozens of infants and adults not getting shots, supply research papers verifying your claims.
That's why pregnant women need to be vaccinated, to protect their babies who "haven't had enough time to have gotten those immunizations" themselves, he said.
Vaccinating a mother in her third trimester at least two weeks prior to delivery allows time for the needed antibodies to pass through the placenta to the baby, Leonard said.
Jaxon's dad aims to spread awareness of the importance of these vaccinations by starting a foundation named after his son. He has begun by raising funds through an online campaign titled Jaxon's passing/Pertussis awareness.
The best way to protect yourself is by getting vaccinated. This is especially necessary those who come into contact with babies less than 12 months old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of babies one year old and younger who contract whooping cough end up hospitalized. Young children are also at risk of other complications, such as pneumonia, dehydration and heart failure.
Symptoms are often less severe in older children and adults. The cough can last for more than two months.
AHS encourages Albertans to get immunized against pertussis.
To prevent the spread of the infection, avoid sharing water bottles, lipstick, lip balm or drinks.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Its getting close to flu season here in the states and I was just curious if anyone was going to get the flu shot.
I had a nasty flu last spring...ten days worth and a visit to the emergency room. Ugh.....
I think they identified it as type 1 or something...
Being under the weather made things a bit fuzzy...
I have never gotten the flu shot but I am seriously considering it this year...
How about you?
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: ML8715
Anyone with a compromised immune system should definitely get the vaccine.