Finally got my act together and ordered the meningococcal B and ACWY vaccines for Darcy, neither of which are on the national vaccination schedule. B and W are the most common strains in Darcys age group with C notifications being almost non-existent, so the fact that we have to pay a LOT to protect her from these while C is scheduled is ridiculous. Over the coming months she’ll also be receiving her yearly influenza vaccination, and the hep A/Typhoid vaccine before we head to Singapore. #vaccinate#vaccinessavelives#meningococcal
Pro-vax website vaxopedia discusses why Polysorbate 80 is in vaccines and quotes the FDA. It keeps the ingredients from separating. It's safe they say, so not to worry.... A bunch of studies have been done using Polysorbate 80 as a way to transport nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier for other medical purposes. Polysorbate 80 binds to nanoparticles and allows them to enter the brain.
Polysorbate 80 is in the DTPa-HepB-IPV-HiB given to babies starting at 6 weeks. It's also in the rotavirus vaccine and flu vaccines.
Wonder what other nice things it's binding to in your kids' vaccines and transporting across their delicate blood brain barrier. As long as the ingredients mix together and don't separate though, right? That's the main thing.
Public Service Announcement: It's not too late to get your flu shot, the number of cases are peaking later this year than in previous years. I waited too long, and here I am. Check with your local Walgreens, CVS, or healthcare provider. For those in the area, the Kane County Health Department in Aurora also offers the vaccine.
More flu info since it seems like every other patient coming in this week has it! 😷
The news stories of young, healthy children and adults dying from the flu are no joke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 kids have died from the flu so far this season, while in California, dozens of adults under 65 have been killed.
This year's flu shot isn't as effective against a strain of the illness known as H3N2, but there is still good reason to get it.
Pregnant women can be vaccinated during any trimester and can transfer antibodies to their infants, protecting them for up to six months.
CDC recommends prompt treatment for people who have influenza infection or suspected influenza infection and who are at high risk of serious flu complications, such as pregnant women. So if you're not sure if your symptoms are the flu, see your doctor right away!!! Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm
I can't even believe you are already a whole half year, my sweet, sweet girl!! Sitting, eating everything in sight, grabbing your brothers when you want them to hear you and just brightening every room you enter and every person's day with your gummy smile ❤️ I just hope you keep that smile on your face for your six month shots today, my sweet babe 😍❤️ we love you princess! @marley52200 #ScarlettIvy#Cowgirl#Princess#SixMonthsOld#VaccinesSaveLives#EBF
‘Mum why are you so damn happy?! I know I’m 12 weeks old today BUT you just made me have two Meningococcal injections!!’ 👩🏻⚕️💉
Confused about what extra vaccinations you should give your children? Jump onto motherlessmum.com for a guest blog post by @thewholesomedoctor for a doctors point of view. 🤷🏻♀️
A colleague's completely healthy four year old son died on Christmas Day from the flu within less than 24 hours. He was going to get the vaccine that week at his check up.
80 to 90% of children that die from the flu are unvaccinated.
They should actually call it the flu COMPLICATION vaccine. It may not prevent you from getting the flu, but it can mean the difference between life and death.
36,000 people die every year just in the United States due to flu and its complications.
Devastating. Heartbreaking. Preventable. Give yourselves the best chances of surviving this flu season. Not getting vaccinated is zero percent effective.