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Discussion in 'Infants' started by vidhukumar, May 7, 2007.

  1. vidhukumar

    vidhukumar Senior IL'ite

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    travel vaccine for 7 month old

    As i am gearing up for my upcoming vaccation to Swiss&India,i have been advised to give malaria&measles vaccine for my 7 month old.I have heard few controversies regarding measles vaccine(MMR related to autism etc...)MMR is usually given only after 1 yr.....but they are advising me to give measels vaccine...also i was told that after taking measles shot,child will have fever&rashes for few days......and how about malaria?pls share your experiences....have all you new moms travelling to India given these vaccines to your children?any side effects?is it safe?i am travelling on 13th.planning to give the shot on mon 7th.feed back greatly appreciated.
     
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    rohini New IL'ite

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    Re: travel vaccine for 7 month old

    Hi Vidhukumar,

    First of all sorry if my response is late. Hope it reaches you on time and is of use.

    I had travelled a couple of years back with my kid who was at that time 10months old. I visited a travel clinic and the specialist there advised no shots before completion of 1 year. Instead they gave me formulated capsules for malaria. Measles they said not required unless a year old.

    Otherwise, if you are on schedule with the vaccinces for your 7 month old then it is completely fine.

    Have a safe trip and enjoy!

    Warm regards,
    Rohini
     
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    Hi, I am planning to travel to India with my 4month old during march, after her 4month vaccination. She will be turning 4 months on march 7th and on that date itself she will have her 4month vaccination. I am planning to travel during third week of march. Before travelling I want to take all precautionary measures for my baby like vaccine for measles and malaria as I am travelling to a costal area in India with lot of mosquitoes roaming around there.

    I request ILites to share their experiences and can anyone tell if its safe to give all these vaccines before travel to a 4month? Because I have heard that its not good to give so many vaccines at one time or is there any other solution ??

    Any suggestions to my concern is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi Newmom1,
    There is no vaccine available for malaria. The earliest age for measles vaccination is 6 mnths (in India it is usually given at 9 mnths). Also measles vaccination by itself is not given in the US - only given as a combo MMR usually advised after 12 - 15 mnths. If you take adequate precautions to prevent mosquito bites, you can avoid malaria to some extent. Make sure your baby is fully covered in the evening/night and use a mosquito repellent.

    Vanathi.
     
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    Thanks Vanathi for your advice. I really appreciate it. Do you think Mosquito repellent cream for babies will work ?? I have heard that here in US they give some pills for malaria to infants which should be crushed and given with food, but I have no idea if its eligible for a 4month old. Another thing my Pediatrician suggested was to give her Immuno globulin vaccine before travel. I would appreciate if any experienced mom have any suggestions for this kind of vaccine, please post them.
     
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    Hi moms

    What are the vaccines that are given to baby so far? Is it given in correct time, i too a record of Vinay vaccine chart by comparing with a standard chart, and found some variations! Infact doctors missed his booser doses of Rotavirus vaccine! When i asked he said it was out of stock that time and by the time we received it he was too old to give that shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i wasnt told abt it, only when we ask they tell! and they are cool to tell it s out of stock!!!!!!! what can i do! I cudnt express any of my feelings!!!! So his rota vaccine is given only 1 dose rather than 3 doses! Its supposed to be given within 6 mnths! So we need to be careful!
    Share ur experiences ladies!
     
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    Aadhusmom Gold IL'ite

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    San - Aadhu has received all of his vaccines so far (OPV/IPV/DPT/Hep B/HiB/Pneumo/BCG/Measles). i wouldnt say they were exactly on time though - usually a few days off. the last one was a month off schedule. It helps that I regulate when he gets what although I dont give the injections myself. I have never faced a stock problem here though.

    Vanathi.
     
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    until 6 mths aanya got this vaccinations-

    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib & pheumo conjugate. Her next vaccination is on her 12th mth. Wht is this Rotavirus vaccine?? & i'm wondering how come in US stock is always unavailable.
     
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    Cheer, Vanathi and I have been talking about Rotavirus in another thread for a while now. Rotavirus is optional vaccine to prevent diarrhea in kids before 5 yrs - but bear in mind that it will only protect against that virus but not against other viruses or bacteria that cause diarrhea. Most often its given if asked for specifically or for kids who go to large daycares. I opted not to get it and also my doc wasn't particular about giving that vaccine after talking to us about our life style decisions. So you are perfectly okay without that vaccine.

    San, there are some vaccines like Hib and Rota that are in short supply as this increases the demand in the market. This is how a materialistic world operates unfortunately. The best way to get around this is call couple of days ahead of your baby's appointment and ask for the availability of each vaccine explicitely and if not available reschedule your appointment. But not to worry if rotavirus vaccination is not completed - its an optional vaccine as I've mentioned to Cheer.

    -L.
     
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    Hi Sanravi,
    The purpose of vaccination is to prevent deadly diseases.There are some vaccines which are mandatory and some boosters.Its upto parents to decide which one they want to take/delay/reject.When you put your kid in daycare/school there is immunization form which asks for specific vaacine like MMR, chicken pox.Now when you put your kid in these places the other kids might/might not have been vaccinated because each state has its own exemption form. For vaccines which are out of supply collect information about disease that are prevented by that vaccine find out how deadly it can be for specific age group find the sympotms and the treatment methods and also if any preventive measures. Now make a informed decision with available data. You cannot run behind doctors for all the available vaccines.Don't worry because your child did'nt get vaccine.And also from your county find information about most prevelant diseases in your geographical location .I have read couple of books which are on the controversial side of vaccines .I'm not interested in offending people who do vaccinate but just so you know the Amish community in US don't vaccinate at all and they still survive.So if by chance miss vaccine check with your doc if you can get it later if not arm yourself with needed information so you can monitor your baby.

    Recently CDC replorted outbreak of Measles and some of the people affected are also vaccinated.

    Thanks
    Mangai
     

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