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Rotavirus Vaccine fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08

So Lennon's 2 month "shot" appointment is tomorrow and although I have decided to go with a selective vaccine plan, I am not sure whether or not to get the rotavirus vaccine?! It is so new that not a lot of testing has been done. however after reading The Vaccine Book, i am aware that thousands of kids each year get very sick from rotavirus. I have already decided to get the DTAP tomorrow and get the PC and the HIB next month and not get the polio. SO I need you ladies to give me your opinion (nicely please) and tell me the reactions your babies had to the vaccine. Thanks!

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
6th Jul '08

My son has gotten it his last two visits and has had no reaction. My daughter caught Rotovirus and almost died. I wish the vaccine had been avaliable when she was younger.

∋ KENNEDY'S MOM ∈ 1 child; Gilbert, Arizona 1456 posts
6th Jul '08

...hubby and I GOT the rotavirus from Kennedy when she got it during her 2 month shots. It's a live vaccine, and EXTREMELY contagious. Don't kiss him on the mouth for the rest of the day, and scrub the hell out of your hands and arms after each diaper change, that's really all the advice I can offer.

fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08

how long is it contagious for?

Ethan & Alex's mummy 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 7522 posts
6th Jul '08

my son didnt get any reaction he did get a small fever that was it on and he was clingy tho

Sydney and a Half 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 3671 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting Kennedy's Mommy:
∋ KENNEDY'S MOM ∈ 1 child; Gilbert, Arizona 1456 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting fairymama:
Sydney and a Half 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 3671 posts
6th Jul '08
mommybrain~TOG 3 kids; Ohio 9163 posts
6th Jul '08

We declined the rotavirus. It wasn't even around for my older son, and he never got it, so we didn't feel it was a necessity.

fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting 10.13.07:
KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28281 posts
6th Jul '08

Aidan won't get his vaccines until 2 years old but even then we are following a schedule that eliminates live vacines...

fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting mommybrain:
fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting *Aidan's Adoring Mommy!!*:
mommybrain~TOG 3 kids; Ohio 9163 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting fairymama:
fairymama 18 kids; Ohio 1136 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting 10.13.07: