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May 7th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Anyone have older kids and get them this vaccine? It says it's approved for ages 2 to 55, but the CDC recommends it for ages 11 to 18. I am thinking, if it's okay to give as young as 2, why wait until 11? My kids are in a lot of activities - Angus is especially at risk I think, he and a lot of his classmates have oral issues and put things in their mouths and drool - I am going to ask our doctor about it.
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May 9th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Let us know what your Dr. says about it! I don't know anyone that's gotten it or had to get it at a younger age. I planned to talk with my Dr. at some point about it as well.
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My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
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June 16th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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idk bout this one. I will have to look into it more
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August 10th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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Hi, I'm Cindy. New here.

At our pedi's office, they will only vaccinate immune-compromised children under age 11 years with the Menactra. This is based on the CDC's published immunization schedule which recommends that only children at high risk receive the menactra before age 11 (if you look at the print at the bottom). I imagine this will change in the next 5 years however, and it will probably become a routine childhood immunization for ages 2 and over.
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August 12th, 2009, 01:36 AM
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I hope they do make it part of regular childhood vaccines. Being as involved with Meningitis Awareness as I am I've heard on two different occasions that a vaccine for younger children was in the works. One I heard straight from a drug representative.
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My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
Meningitis Awareness FB - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness
Landan's Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLwEgZaS68
Landan's Memorial bracelets are available at his website below.

My Facebook - Landan's Memory-Of - AngelLandan.com
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