QUOTE (*howls* @ 09/05/2012, 12:26 AM)
I'm actually suspecting perhaps a new schedule or vaccine attack. I think they are probably rather heavy into the research at this stage, into why they haven't managed to contain this one.
I think we'll be hearing more soon.
The current vaccine works, the problem is that not enough people have had it, and certainly not enough kids.
A certain proportion of the population needs to be immunized so that there are not enough people to pass it around in the community; our vaccination rates have fallen below this level for whooping cough.
Vaccinating a few parents seems to not help, hence the program is bein abandoned.
For my part, I won't be taking DS2 into crowded public places, kids birthday parties or other potentially 'contagious' situations until he's two months old and had his first jabs. Maybe I'm overly paranoid.... But I see no reason to risk it.