Do not get the whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy and read the packaging

(19 Posts)
lpcstudent Thu 13-Mar-14 09:58:25

The currently administered vaccine called Repevax is recommended during pregnancy by the NHS. It can cause all sorts of problems. The packaging of the manufacturer( can be found via google) states that it is not recommended during pregnancy and there have not been any tests done to prove its safety and efficacy. You may wish to join this site;
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stillbirth-informationsupport-Whooping-Cough-Vaccine/157729507744686?fref=ts

Kanyewest123 Thu 12-Jun-14 10:42:25

I have had five shots of it and am perfectly fun!!!

mousmous Thu 12-Jun-14 10:46:16

no medicines is tried on pregnant women. would not be ethical. however there is data with many but the package leaflet tends to be on the cautious side.
if worried talk to gp or pharmacist who have more scientific info.

rinabean Thu 12-Jun-14 10:57:35

Whooping cough also not recommended

JellyStrawberries Thu 12-Jun-14 10:58:12

I'm fun too, kanye smile I had the vaccine and have a healthy 9wo. I weighed up the risks and it seemed like the right choice.

fantastickfox Sat 14-Jun-14 07:59:36

I had the vaccine with last two pregnancies and everything was fine. Personally I would much rather protect my baby against whooping cough, as I'm sure would most people. Scaremongering over vaccines is something which leads to epidemics like the measles epidemic in Wales recently in which people did actually die.

magpiegin Sat 14-Jun-14 08:04:52

A quick google shows there is currently a Whooping cough epidemic in California. I'm being vaccinated on Thursday, no way am I going to put my tiny baby at risk of such a horrible illness when she is born.

Some lovely scare mongering there OP.

Eminybob Sat 14-Jun-14 08:24:46

I haven't read your link, but from the title of it I assume it's some sort of still birth as a result of the vaccine scaremongering? Am I right?

As far as I know, every nhs trust recommends and administers this vaccine to pregnant women to protect their unborn children against potentially a devastating illness. I would like to think that if there was a verifiable link to still borns then this would have been investigated. These people are health care professionals, they know what they are doing.

Please don't post this kind of shit on this site op, where there are thousands of pregnant women who you have either already had the vaccine, so may now therefore be panicking, or ones who haven't so now may choose not to and put their babies at risk of getting whooping cough.

Peanut14 Sat 14-Jun-14 08:37:20

I agree with EminyBob it is very irresponsible to post misleading information like that. I also got the vaccine, the pros far outweighed the cons.

meditrina Sat 14-Jun-14 08:40:50

Sadly, some women will have stillborn babies.

When a vax programme is in place, some of those women will have been immunisaed.

This does not prove a causal link.

In no cases (AFAIK) has the vaccine been implicated as a factor.

Nor has there been a rise in the number of still births.

allisgood1 Sat 14-Jun-14 08:47:24

The vaccine hasn't been used on pregnant women long enough to determine it's safety fully. Women should be aware of this and also do your own research on the number of cases of whooping cough in your area. Then make an informed decision.

slightlyglitterstained Sat 14-Jun-14 08:56:18

DS was born during the year of the whooping cough epidemic where sadly a number of young babies died. We were just too late to be offered the vaccine in pregnancy. I was fucking terrified he would get it before he was old enough for his first vaccines. It is incredibly infections.

I would have loved to have the option of the vaccine. It would have made DS's first weeks so much less stressful if I had known he was protected.

Utterly irresponsible to post such crap on here. Having not one, but TWO epidemics (whooping cough, then measles) during DS's first year really has hardened my attitudes to people who unthinkingly repost such misleading, manipulative stuff.

meditrina Sat 14-Jun-14 09:01:48

It's easy to find the number of cases (HPA produces weekly NOIDS reports) and the number of deaths.

Immunisation isn't recommended when the number of cases is low enough for the epidemiologists to conclude there's no significant risk. I've no idea how a typical person without medical (and ideally epidemiological) experience or qualification would know how to judge the risk (or indeed run the modelling).

AnythingNotEverything Sat 14-Jun-14 09:01:54

Utter bollocks OP. I trust the NHS. Whooping cough is horrible for small babies.

If anyone is concerned they should speak to their midwife or GP, not trawl the internet for anecdotes dressed up as data, which is what these anti vaccine reports tend to be.

magpiegin Sat 14-Jun-14 09:06:46

If anyone is concerned about the vaccine after reading this please do not base whatever decision you make on the link from the OP. Do your own independent research and speak to your GP and midwife not some biased page on the internet.

Trooperslane Sat 14-Jun-14 09:09:13

I had it.

I have a very healthy 10 month old.

I trust the NHS too.

Agree very irresponsible OP hmm

Me23 Sat 14-Jun-14 09:22:44

Here is a leaflet about the vaccine from gov.uk. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138194/DoH_8153_-whoopingCough_factsheet_12pp_07.pdf

Agree op irresponsible.

I'm a midwife, I'm pregnant and will be having the vaccine.

hi all

Just wanted to add I had the whooping cough injection and it made me personally VERY ill.

It affected my asthma and gave me severe flu type illness which the flu jab which I had been warned about never gave me. I had it in April and have just been prescribed codeine linctus as I still cant shake the persistant cough it allowed to settle on my chest.

Not sure if I had the choice to have it again whether I would or not- I cant stress just How ill it made me....but as others have said...id rather suffer a horrid couple of months as an adult than potentially put my baby at risk.

If I felt like death as an adult then I don't think I could imagine what it would be like to suffer it as a newborn.#

Just noticed it was with reference to stillborn babies being affected by the injection- should have read the post properly first.
Strike my response from the record!

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