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Would you allow your child to receive the anthrax vaccine?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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ZsMommy
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Umm-no. Cuz the vax is an adult dose. Even still,for a child. no unless there was an immdiate threat.

Devious333
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM
If it were necessary, yes.
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SommelierMom
by Emerald Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Having had, and given the series to thousands of people, I'd pass. It's just too many shots for kids. If we were under real threat of anthrax, I'd reevaluate my opinion.
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Isaacsmom913
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I understand that...his "joining the military" was tounge in cheek-he's only 18 months old.  However if we lived in a war zone where anthrax was used commonly then absolutely 100% I would not be opposed to him as a child (after researching the side effects that exclude death) getting the vaccine.


Quoting Anonymous:

No, this is for kids. I read an article on BBC.com about it.


Quoting Isaacsmom913:

If he were joining the military, or if we were in an active war zone yes.  My husband received it when he was in the Navy and had no adverse reaction.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Hells to the no.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Maybe if we lived in an at risk area or war zone or if they were going to join the military.

AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM
No. When are they going to ever come in contact with Anthrax.

The most they got this year was a tetnanus booster.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM
No and there are other ones I refuse to give.
funnygirlecu
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I guarantee they are looking testing this vaccine in case there is a real threat, such as the poison is released in the US as an act of terrorism.

THey don't put vaccine on the schedule just because. For example, the typhoid vaccine is not part of the schedule, nor rabies. Also, no one in the US has to take malaria pills.

However, bioterriosm could possiably be a real threat, and wouldn't rather they study its safety now, instead immediately releasing a quickly put together vaccine with no real testing, in the event of an attack.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:03 AM



Quoting funnygirlecu:

However, bioterriosm could possiably be a real threat, and wouldn't rather they study its safety now, instead immediately releasing a quickly put together vaccine with no real testing, in the event of an attack.


I just can't imagine many people making their child the initial guinea pigs/testees.  

There is a reason drugs are not often tested on kids.

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