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Will Daycare Make Me Get My Child Vaccinated
I am considering a daycare for my daughter that accepts children who aren't vaccinated. My child is up to date on all shots. Would she be fine in this environment?
No; get the vaccines: Since modern vaccines have been available, hundreds of thousands of children have been saved by vaccines. Everything in life has its risks, but the risk in a vaccine is miniscule compared to the risk of the bad diseases. So, to live together equitably in our society, every child takes the miniscule risks of vaccines, and every child has an equal opportunity to enjoy a healthy life. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Probably yes: A child who is exposed to diarrhea at daycare, will probably get sick because kids at daycare tend to pass germs to one another every day. If the child has protection against the diarrhea, either from having a vaccine (against that exact germ), or from having had the diarrhea illness (caused by the same exact germ) in the past, then the child may get just a mild illness or no illness at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told today there is a child in my 2 yrs old daycare group whose brother has chicken pox. How likely it is for my toddler to get chicken pox?
If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?
People move around: Americans are a very mobile people. We travel to many places in our lifetimes. Also, tourists and workers from all over the world come to our communities. Thus, children should be vaccinated for serious and/or very contagious diseases, even if such diseases are not here at the moment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes, but. . .: This is a free country, so unless there is a major epidemic, people may choose to not get vaccines. However, all children are expected to be vaccinated because they can be harmed or killed by diseases, their diseases can infect other people living next door, the diseases are easily preventable, and since america is an equitable society, all children must share in the minuscule risks of vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deadly choice: Vaccines prevent illness ; death. In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe ; effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 30000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants ; children.This has resulted in >; 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids. ...Read more
Yes: For the first 6 months of daycare, children do tend to catch many colds. It's inevitable and yes, a normal part of being in daycare. It is merely a function of being exposed to many other children who will unknowingly spread viruses before they become sick themselves. Be proactive by making sure your baby is eating and sleeping well and is up to date on all his immunizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was vaccinated against tetanus as a child, than restarted my series Mar. 2015. 2nd shot Apr. Not yet 3rd. Am I protected if I get cut? Is 2/3 safe?
With the recent outbreak of measles, would adults have to get re-vaccinated if they originally got vaccinated as a child decades ago?
If you had 2 doses: Of MMR at least 28 days apart as a child, no. If born after 1957, college students, cruise ship passengers ; crew, international travelers, medical workers ; women of child-bearing age are at high risk. Get titers if unsure. If low, get an MMR a month before conception, vaccine phobia is bringing back horrible diseases that were eradicated from the us. Congenital rubella is devastating. ...Read more
I hated to get vaccines when I was a child, what would be the consequences if I don't get my baby vaccinated?
Illness, maybe death: Children who aren't vaccinated are at risk for contracting these preventable diseases, some of which can be fatal. Pertussis, measles, meningitis, and other illnesses can kill, and I've seen fatal cases of these diseases in kids who were not immunized. Despite what you read on the internet, there is no proven association between vaccines and autism. Do your baby a big favor and get her immunized. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
! 4 year old--Minor: Legally, a 14 year old need not be asked permission for vaccination. Of course, information, explanation and warning should be given to them. The parent can make this decision. Emancipated minors' definition in US may be different in Canada. Not familiar with that. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
I had my child vaccinated up to a year old then became skeptical. Is there a way you can help me feel unskeptical? I want to get him vaccinated
Delusional thought: The suspicion about vaccines predates the founding of our country. Ben franklin, knowledgeable & articulate, resisted that new smallpox vaccination. In his memoirs he expressed regrets after loosing a son to smallpox. Move the clock forward to today & some will always resist truth & many babies will die or be injured for their folly. The success of vaccines has left many people ignorant to the danger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having hepatatisb and my wife is vaccinated against hep b if she give birth will the child get hepatitis b?
Is she negative?: If you as the male have hep b, and she does not, and it is documented, the risk is low for the baby. Some may not convert right away though, so she may be in the early stages of infection, and so covering the baby with hep b Immune Globulin at birth may be a good idea (just tell the OB about the exposure). Most likely risk would come from direct exposure from you to the baby, so immunize at birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter's daycare teachers are putting salt in her baby food to get her to eat it. Is that ok? She's 11 months
Not advised: It is not appropriate to salt a babies food. Period! ...Read more
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