Here’s a great comprehensive list of all the childhood vaccines and what ages your child needs them!
Article by The Vaccine Mom in Parents: The Most Important Vaccines for Children: An A-Z List for Parents
I’ve seen a lot of negative things floating around on social media lately about the HPV vaccine. There’s a lot of people scared about getting their kids this vaccine and I want to help clear the air.
There’s a lot about this vaccine that I don’t know. I’ll definitely admit that. It’s a newer vaccine so there’s some uncertainty there and I want to know just as much as you do about how safe and effective the HPV vaccine really is.
So I’m setting out to get into those scientific journal articles and uncover the answers to your burning questions about this vaccine.
I’m opening up comments on this post so you should be able to post your questions below. I’ll do my best to touch on all of them!
All of your questions will help others so seriously, don’t be afraid to ask. I know HPV is a sensitive subject sometimes so feel free to email them to me at [email protected] if you’d rather reach me that way.
I’m excited to hear your questions.
Be nice to each other, please!
This current 2019 outbreak in the US has us all wondering if we need to get re-vaccinated against the measles. So, do we?
If you don’t have time to go on here’s the gist:
You’re most likely protected for life if you have already had the measles or you were vaccinated with TWO doses after 1968. If not, read on. (Just do that, anyway.)
The measles vaccine became licensed in 1963 and it was later combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines as the MMR vaccine in 1971.
A version of the vaccine used between 1963-1967, however, wasn’t as effective as it is currently. This is when they introduced a killed version of the vaccine instead of the highly effective live (but not infectious) vaccine such as the one we have today.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to go on the Fox Live Nation show called Deep Dive (Vaccine Debate).
If you click on the link below you will be able to enter your info and watch with a free trial!
Thanks so much for tuning in!
Once you’ve had the natural chickenpox virus in your body the virus goes dormant in your nervous system until possibly one day when you’re under a time of extreme stress/immunocompromise and the virus reactivates. Reactivation of the varicella virus (chickenpox) causes shingles (zoster).
Since these kids have never had the chickenpox virus, theoretically they won’t get shingles later in life. That’s assuming the vaccine is effective, most everyone has been vaccinated, and these children do not get the wild virus.
We can’t expect that all children will be vaccinated, however, the chickenpox vaccine is so effective that the seroconversion rate (when antibodies develop to a detectable level in the blood) is around 95% in healthy children.(2) That means the vaccine works pretty well, so it should help create good herd immunity if most children are vaccinated, and thus, aid in the prevention of shingles for the uninfected/vaccinated later in life.
So, simplified–if you’ve had chickenpox you are able to get shingles. If you’ve never had chickenpox you are not able to get shingles. If you’ve had the vaccine, you’ve never had chickenpox so you shouldn’t get shingles.