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My concern is that lately, when watching vaccine commercials a lot of them mention that they contain latex. My family has a strong history of latex allergies (mainly in females). Now our allergy isn't fatal, but then again we haven't necessarily been injecting our bodies with it. The allergy usually shows up in early-to late teens. Again with my family things tend to happen earlier with each generation...I plan on discussing this with a doctor, but what are your thoughts. There's a chance everything will be fine, but there's a chance that be giving the vaccine we'd be injecting a known allergen into our child's body.
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Something I have never thought about! Yeah, I'd bring it up with your doctor... maybe you could have your baby tested for latex sensitivity prior to getting any vaccinations...
My ex was allergic to latex, but he was fully vaccinated - anecdotal but perhaps encouraging...
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For sure bring it up with your doctor. If there is an issue they can see if there is one avalible without latex or your child would simply not get it because of the allergy. First step though talk to your doctor.
Here's some info on which vaccine presentations contain latex. It sounds like the latex is in the packaging, not necessarily inside the vaccines themselves. Obviously consult your doctor, but I thought this info might be helpful.