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Is it normal now a days for pedis to give Hepititas B shots to infants?

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So the other day, my parents came over to hang with us. My SO mentioned how Sam (our 3 month old) received shots on the 28th of September (just so happened to be when he turned 3 months).

My SO was listing off the type of shots Sam received and one of them was the Hepititas B shot.

My parents started telling us how they shouldn't have given that to Sam. How it's not healthy to give to infants and they inject a little of the Hep B in babies which means that it's in their system which means that they now have Hep B which means that they can get sick from it.

We told them that I don't think that the doctors would give him something if they knew it was harmful to the baby.

My mom told me to do some research on it to see if it's safe or not.

Sam gets a series of shots (which most infants get) and the next sets of shots he receives is when he's 6 months old, I think.

My question is is this normal? I'm asking you because my parents are over protective when it comes to their grandchildren so they tend to over react to things that may seem minor.

When he goes for his next shots should I tell his doctor that I don't want him to get the Hep B shots or is it to late to deny the shots because the Hep B is all ready in his system?

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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wolfybaby
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM

 i call her abigail and abby equally. and sometimes "abbers" lol

Quoting WhitleyLyles:

I guess lol
i love my Abigail. shes the best. Do yall call her Abby or Abigail? everyone but her big brother calls her Abby.
Quoting wolfybaby:

 the first set is given at 2 months.. i wouldnt call that delaying lol! :P did you mean staggering? like one shot at a time? if so, then make sure the nurse wont slip a 5-in-1 combo shot in there!


my daughters name is also abigail. good choice! :] she is 15 months and hasnt had any shots at all.


Quoting WhitleyLyles:

i delayed Abigails. She will get her first one at 2 months

 

 

LoveOfWisdom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

My babies were given their first one at birth

WhitleyLyles
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:54 PM
mine was crabby abby today lol

Quoting wolfybaby:

 i call her abigail and abby equally. and sometimes "abbers" lol


Quoting WhitleyLyles:

I guess lol
i love my Abigail. shes the best. Do yall call her Abby or Abigail? everyone but her big brother calls her Abby.

Quoting wolfybaby:


 the first set is given at 2 months.. i wouldnt call that delaying lol! :P did you mean staggering? like one shot at a time? if so, then make sure the nurse wont slip a 5-in-1 combo shot in there!



my daughters name is also abigail. good choice! :] she is 15 months and hasnt had any shots at all.



Quoting WhitleyLyles:

i delayed Abigails. She will get her first one at 2 months


 


 

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wolfybaby
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM

 hahaha i call her that too!! crabby abby and crabigail! when she was born, she was bubbling at the mouth like a crab! that, and her zodiac sign is cancer the crab. :]

Quoting WhitleyLyles:

mine was crabby abby today lol

Quoting wolfybaby:

 i call her abigail and abby equally. and sometimes "abbers" lol


Quoting WhitleyLyles:

I guess lol
i love my Abigail. shes the best. Do yall call her Abby or Abigail? everyone but her big brother calls her Abby.

Quoting wolfybaby:


 the first set is given at 2 months.. i wouldnt call that delaying lol! :P did you mean staggering? like one shot at a time? if so, then make sure the nurse wont slip a 5-in-1 combo shot in there!



my daughters name is also abigail. good choice! :] she is 15 months and hasnt had any shots at all.



Quoting WhitleyLyles:

i delayed Abigails. She will get her first one at 2 months


 


 

 

Kristin0728
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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How do you not know what shots your child is getting? I am very concerned for your children! 

Personally, I don't vaccinate my children AT ALL. And I denied the vitamin k shots and eye drops at birth. No, Most doctors are not aware of the full impact shots have on infants because it is not well studied and not taught in medical school. In fact, MOST applications for grants to reseach vaccine dangers and ineffectivness are denied fuding completely. You will have to get your research from privately funded studies, and watch for those studies funded by the pharma companies. I would not ask your doctor. If i ask my doctor, a naturopath, he will tell me vaccines are the biggest failure the world has ever seen and kill more children than diseases would. And I think he's right. But where is he getting his info? If you ask your doctor, the one who is obviously OK with vaccinating your child, he will probably say vaccines are 'safe and effective'. But where is he getting his info? DO THE REAL RESEARCH. Get the REAL NUMBERS. Read the REAL STORIES. 

I LOVE the book Vaccination is NOT Immunization by Dr. Tim O''Shea. You have to buy it online, he is banned from book stores because of the content, but it is well cited and reveals the truth behind vaccines. If you really want to find out the truth from FACTS not scare tactics, I would get this book. I WOULD NOT GET THE DR SEARS VACCINE BOOK. I have found it to be a great misrepresentation of information. I am a fact checker and the whole story is not there. I also would not listen to ANYTHING Paul Offit says lol 

If you dont care THAT much and just want a little info to make a somewhat 'informed' decision on vaccination, (And youre okay with that.) I would contact the NVIC, National Vaccine Information Center. Barbara Loe Fisher founded it in 1982, 2 years after her son was perminantly brain damaged by a DPT shot. NVIC is NOT an Anti-Vaccine organization. They are an Informed Choice organization that works off of donations. I would trust them for accurate information because of the background of the people who work within the group and where thier funding comes from. 


Vaccines have REAL RISKS. It is your job as a parent to protect your children and research any potential danger to them, not just blindly take a doctors word for it. If the doc said your four year old needed ritalin, you wouldn't just say, "Oh the doc said so" and give your kid a pill. Why would you do the same with vaccines? Why do parents throw caution to the wind when side-effects listed are brain inflammation and death? Children DIE from vaccines. Its a fact. So are you going to sit there and just believe everyone that says vaccines are safe and effective and hope your infant isn't the one who dies? Or are you going to do your research and make your own damn decision?

Knowing what I know now, I would kill anyone that vaccinated my child. I would flee the country if they became mandatory and I would go into hiding to escape vaccination. 6 years ago, I might have blindly injected too. Not vaccinating is not easy. It is actually the harder road. I am constantly bullied, accused of causing disease, not loving my children, kicked out of doctors offices and looked down upon as if I am uneducated. Choosing not to vaccinate is not about being fearful. Choosing not to vaccinate takes a lot of research, a lot of time and a lot of strength. But I do it for my children. 

mamabens
by Miranda on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Yes it's common. i agree that your mom might be overeacting a little. We DO vaccinate but we delay until  at least 2 yrs old. My son never got any shots until he was 2 1/2 .  I didn't know any better with my girls & they were fully vaccinated from birth.  My son was born at home so  he didn't have any vax's , vit k or eye  goo. (fwiw he's the only one of my 3 who didn't get eye goo & the only one who didn't have a blocked tear duct.)

Kaybean
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM
He's her SO, not DH, but I mostly agree. We personally, do vaccinate, but I think parents should research it. I believe the benefits greatly outweigh the risks.


Quoting LadyBugMom09:

Do your research and decide along with your DH what YOU feel is right for your baby.

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littlelambe2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm sure you have gotten a lot of informative answers. I haven't taken the time to read the responses.

Hep B is routine at birth, and several boosters until 2 yrs old. It is the right of the parent to consent to or to refuse the vaccine. It's up to you to continue or not. Do not go blindly with your doctor or your mom's opinion. Do you're own research and make an informed decision.

mrstheriault
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

it's normal

LadyBugMom09
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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Oops... sorry. But, yes, every parent has an obligation to research the benefits and risks of vaccinating and make the choice they feel is right. I chose to vaccinate as well. :)


Quoting Kaybean:

He's her SO, not DH, but I mostly agree. We personally, do vaccinate, but I think parents should research it. I believe the benefits greatly outweigh the risks.




Quoting LadyBugMom09:

Do your research and decide along with your DH what YOU feel is right for your baby.


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