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Has anyone skipped the HIB vaccine?

The HIB is supposed to be an influenza vaccine. I was wondering since doctors have said that the flu vaccines contain therimosal if the HIB vaccines also contains therimosal?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on May. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am a nurse. PLEASE do some reading on epiglottitis. You should be able to Google it. It is terrifying. Your child can go to bed perfectly healthy, wake up drooling and having trouble breathing, then be gone very quickly from the airway closing. You can ask for one without ingredients that concern you, but this is not a vaccine that should be skipped!
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:51 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • We skip all vaccines, so that one as well. If we were going to do selective vaxes, it's one of the ones we'd skip anyway. But to my knowledge, it does not contain any thimerosol.
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 6:35 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Answered at 6:35 PM on May. 20, 2009 by:



    Colli...

    We skip all vaccines, so that one as well. If we were going to do selective vaxes, it's one of the ones we'd skip anyway. But to my knowledge, it does not contain any thimerosol.



    Actually the HIB contains Aluminum. You should ask to your Doctor a Aluminun-free vaccine
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • The first Hib vaccine was licensed in 1985. Hib was put on the childhood recommended schedule of immunizations in 1993. Prior to 1991, Hib was not a notifiable disease.

    Here are the number of reported Hib cases:

    1991 (2,764)
    1992 (1,412)
    1993 (1,419) Hib placed on childhood schedule, resulting in universal immunization and state-by-state mandates for entry to daycare/school

    1994 (1,174)
    1995 (1,180)
    1996 (1,170)
    1997 (1,162)
    1998 (1,194)
    1999 (1,309)
    2000 (1,398)
    2001 (1,597)
    2002 (1,743)
    2003 (2,013)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Hib is not for influenza!!!

    It is for Haemophilus INFLUENZAE Type B... it looks very similar in spelling, but its not the same thing! Influenza is a virus, the HiB is a Bacteria!!

    HiB can cause pneumonia, swelling of the throat tissues,infections of the blood, joints,bones and the covering of the heart, menengitis and also death.

    Millions of doses of vaccines are administered to children in this country each year. Ensuring that those vaccines are potent, sterile, and safe requires the addition of minute amounts of chemical additives.
    Chemicals are added to vaccines to inactivate a virus or bacteria and stabilize the vaccine, helping to preserve the vaccine and prevent it from losing its potency over time.
    The amount of chemical additives found in vaccines is very small.
    All routinely recommended pediatric vaccines manufactured for the U.S. market contain no thimerosal or only trace amounts

    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:32 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Hib (ACTHib) Ammonium Sulfate, Formaldehyde or Formalin, Sucrose


    Hib (PedvaxHib) Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate


    Hib/Hep B (Comvax) Amino Acids, Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate, Dextrose, Formaldehyde or Formalin, Mineral Salts, Sodium Borate, Soy Peptone, Yeast Protein

    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:34 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Ammonium sulfate (IUPAC-recommended spelling; also ammonium sulphate in British English), (NH4)2SO4, is an inorganic salt with a number of commercial uses. The most common use is as a soil fertilizer.In fertilizer the purpose of the sulfate is to reduce the soil pH. It is also used as an agricultural spray adjuvant for water soluble insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. There it functions to bind iron and calcium cations that are present in both well water and plant cells Ammonium sulfate is also a food additive


     

    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:37 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Formaldehyde is a common component of many niche uses. Formaldehyde (IUPAC name methanal) is a chemical compound with the formula CH2O. It is the simplest aldehyde. Formaldehyde also exists as the cyclic trimer trioxane and the polymer paraformaldehyde. It exists in water as the hydrate H2C(OH)2. An aqueous solution of formaldehyde can be useful as a disinfectant as it kills most bacteria and fungi (including their spores). It is also used as a preservative in vaccines. Formaldehyde solutions are applied topically in medicine to dry the skin, such as in the treatment of warts.

    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:41 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Sucrose -common name: table sugar


    Its up to each parent to make thier own choice on vaccination, but IMO things get blown out of proportion. These were just to show you that just b/c a component has multiple uses, and a use that can be toxic/deadly, that it does NOT mean that it acts the same in every application its used for....


    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:44 PM on May. 20, 2009