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What's your opinion about vaccine cocooning?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It sounds like it would serve to protect an infant before they are old enough to get the vaccines themselves. We did that with the H1N1 and seasonal flu last fall. My DD was a premie and considered at high risk for complications, but was too young to get the vaccine, so we made sure everyone in the family was vaccinated to protect her.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:07 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • What is vaccine cocooning?

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:59 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • "“The idea behind the cocoon strategy is that the vaccinated family members can block transmission of the infection to the unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated infant,” said Dr Healy. “The response to this strategy has been very positive and we encourage physicians to share the information with their patients so they will understand how to protect their newborns.”

    Using the cocoon strategy vaccination model to prevent whooping cough has been recommended by the CDC since 2006, but has not been implemented by health care organizations."


    Answer by Energ8zr at 7:00 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • It sounds interesting. We just got the baby vaccinated.

    Answer by lowencope at 7:03 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Do your children not come into contact with others that may not have had vaccines that may have contracted diseases?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Jun. 12, 2010