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Re: Meningitis vaccine

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Posted by robin on September 15, 2003 at 11:57:57:

In Reply to: Meningitis vaccine posted by Nicole K on September 15, 2003 at 10:59:23:

: My son just turned a year and his doctor has asked if we want to get the meningits vaccine (Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine) for him as well as the Chickenpox vaccine. These are both optional and are not covered by our provincial Health Plan which is not an issue since my husband has a great drug plan with his employer.
: I am more concerned with any side effects that he may experience with the meninigitis vaccine as it is fairly new I think.
: Have any other parents had their babies vaccinated for Meningitis? If so, did your baby experience negative side effects and if not, why did you choose not to have your baby vaccinated?
: Thanks

my oldest is 8 yrs all have had them with one getting a fever that left in a day...so it up to u..i would rather keep my kids with the menengitis shot..as it a very dangerous infection that can cause blindness paralisis....brain damage and even death....checken px as a kid is not bad but annoying enough..the shot can take away the virus from coming or make a less virus as an adult u can die from the virus...so as i said it up to u

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