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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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sj3starz
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Yeah I am aware of the exemption for the pediatrician putting it off but if you don't get it done afterward they call CPS because it's mandatory. Unless you find a provider willing to lie. Also, I've been told if you refuse because you don't want it for your child (I'm not religious so I can't use that excuse) they will call CPS before you can even leave the hospital.

Same with the eye ointment. I tried to refuse all of it. I got shot down for the eye ointment and hep b. The vitamin k I just had to do paperwork to decline.


Quoting emmy526:

there are state exemptions available

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lpcmp045edvgte45huchldmr))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-333-9215

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333.9215 Exemptions.

 


Sec. 9215.


(1) A child is exempt from the requirements of this part as to a specific immunization for any period of time as to which a physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child's health or is not appropriate.


(2) A child is exempt from this part if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child's school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.





 




History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978 
Popular Name: Act 368





Quoting sj3starz:

In Michigan you have to get them before you even leave the hospital, by law. You need to check and see if that was administered at the hospital. Most likely it's already in the system but I think you can still delay the boosters.


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lucsch
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Yes, it is normal. I was thankful for it, as we have a carrier in the family.

Debi73
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM
It's normal. Most babies get one before they ever leave the hospital.
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Mommy2b2324
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Its standard in infant vaccs. My oldest is 4learning and he has received it as have my younger two children. Its still a very prevalent illness and the little ones need early prevention protection
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SewingMamaLele
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I'm sorry you were lied to, but that's just not the case.  You can decline any vaccine or treatment you want, you don't need an exemption to just decline it, the exemptions are for school enrollment.   If CPS comes after you, you can laugh them out of court since that's ridiculous!

Quoting sj3starz:

Yeah I am aware of the exemption for the pediatrician putting it off but if you don't get it done afterward they call CPS because it's mandatory. Unless you find a provider willing to lie. Also, I've been told if you refuse because you don't want it for your child (I'm not religious so I can't use that excuse) they will call CPS before you can even leave the hospital.

Same with the eye ointment. I tried to refuse all of it. I got shot down for the eye ointment and hep b. The vitamin k I just had to do paperwork to decline.


Quoting emmy526:

there are state exemptions available

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(lpcmp045edvgte45huchldmr))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-333-9215

Quote:



Quote:

333.9215 Exemptions.



Sec. 9215.


(1) A child is exempt from the requirements of this part as to a specific immunization for any period of time as to which a physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child's health or is not appropriate.


(2) A child is exempt from this part if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child's school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.









History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978 
Popular Name: Act 368






Quoting sj3starz:

In Michigan you have to get them before you even leave the hospital, by law. You need to check and see if that was administered at the hospital. Most likely it's already in the system but I think you can still delay the boosters.



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SewingMamaLele
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

To answer OP... yea, hep b is on the standard list of vaccines they give.   I personally think it's ridiculous for an infant, but every parent needs to make their own choices.   Which leads me to say that you need to be aware of what they are giving your child and research to make sure you're on board with it all.    Always, always, always research and make your own decisions.  Take the doctors guidance, but you get the final say.  

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emmy526
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Hep B a prevalent illness amongst preschoolers? Please elaborate and share any links you have which have credible references.  I have yet to read about this being a problem amongst that age bracket.  

Quoting Mommy2b2324:

Its standard in infant vaccs. My oldest is 4learning and he has received it as have my younger two children. Its still a very prevalent illness and the little ones need early prevention protection


mommy425906
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I believe with both our kids, born in TX, the first Hep B shot was administered shortly after birth. Hep B vaccines are common. But like people have said, you can decline that one or any others you don't feel comfortable with.


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Katt709
by Katharine on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Sadly it is normal.
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Mommy2b2324
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I didn't say among preschoolers. In general it's easy to be exposed to it and become sick. Otherwise it wouldn't be included in sets of shots especially for such young children


Quoting emmy526:

Hep B a prevalent illness amongst preschoolers? Please elaborate and share any links you have which have credible references.  I have yet to read about this being a problem amongst that age bracket.  


Quoting Mommy2b2324:

Its standard in infant vaccs. My oldest is 4learning and he has received it as have my younger two children. Its still a very prevalent illness and the little ones need early prevention protection



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