New CDC policy on polio vaccine??
kweber at efn.org
Tue Jan 9 23:24:55 EST 1996
On 4 Jan 1996, Wrenf wrote:
> Hi, I am new to this newsgroup and am hoping someone out there can answer
> my question. I saw on some TV show ( one of those pseudo news/ gossip
> shows) that the CDC has a new policy which will be in effect in about a
> year for polio immunizations. The supposedly new policy is for the first
> 2 immunizations to be the dead virus which is injected and the live
> attenuated oral for the last 2 doses. This is to prevent any cases of
> polio transmission to the infant from the live oral vaccine. I know there
> are some cases each year of polio from the live vaccine (supposedly the
> vaccine is the source of any new cases reported now) and they are hoping
> to reduce the risk with the new policy.
> I tried to call the CDC but due to the govt shutdown there was no one to
> answer or confirm any of this. Are there any CDC folks out there familiar
> with this? Has anyone else heard of this? We are due for our 2nd dose on
> Monday and I've decided to just get the dead vaccine for my peace of mind
> but I am still curious. Any info would be appreciated.
> Thanks, Judith, Pharm. D.
They may not be saying so, but there was a cluster of nurses, 20
I think, in a Canadian hospital who developed CFIDS from contaiminated
vaccine. I remember seeing a show that the risk of clinical polio is
about one per one million vaccinations, but this was 10 years ago. I
suspect they are more worried about CFIDS. I have the address of one of
the nurses somewhere, and will forward yours to her unless you let me
know otherwise. I energy is very low, and so sometimes I have to take
short breaks. I think it's good you took the dead vaccine. If there is
any other advice, she will probably know.
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