Bexsero Meningitis B Vaccine??
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coolspot wrote: ↑I got it, it's probably a waste of money, the odds of meningitis are pretty low ... but my wife does know one child who got it; lost her hearing and became a little slow afterwards. Vaccinating our recent child made my wife feel better.
Doctors are probably getting a nice commission for each shot they do, that's why they're pushing it so hard.
I think we paid $180 for the shot.
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Jul 14th, 2015 6:47 am
Jul 14th, 2015 8:57 am
my doctor has been pushing it for a while now...still debating...itsjustme wrote: ↑We also went ahead with getting this vaccine for our son. We are coming up to our final dosage soon and also have not seen any side effects. How many dosages your baby/child will get is dependant on their age at which they first started getting the vaccine.
After speaking with some friends who had babies around the same time, they said their pediatrician never mentioned this to them either.
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Jul 15th, 2015 6:44 am
Our doctor wrote a prescription to have it filled. Our doctor would let us know when the next dosage should be administered so we would just refill the prescription right before the checkup.
Jul 15th, 2015 12:42 pm
Pediatrician or GP will write up a prescription and you can go get it from any pharmacy.
Jul 15th, 2015 1:35 pm
Regarding the OHIP covered vaccine, are you referring to Bexsero or another vaccine?
Jul 15th, 2015 4:20 pm
Honestly, it appears you parents did way more research than us (new parents) and we just followed our kid's Pediatricians recommendation.sillysimms wrote: ↑Regarding the OHIP covered vaccine, are you referring to Bexsero or another vaccine?
I know Bexsero is the only vaccine that is currently available and approved that covers strain B although there are other OHIP covered vaccines that are part of the regular vaccine schedule that cover other strains.
Bexsero is approved for use in kids 2 months to 17 years but only currently OHIP covered for kids if they fall into 5 very specific categories.
I guess my little one will only need 2 shots. From looking at the info 2 shots are required if the child is 12 months to 17 (3 required for 6 to 11 month olds and 4 doses if starting the vaccine before 6 months)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/prog ... _qa_en.pdf
Jul 15th, 2015 4:45 pm
It is good to check. If it was covered, it wouldn't have been Bexsero to cover the B strain unless it was covered by your health plan or your child falls into one of the 5 criteria (and then it would be covered anytime between 2 months and 17 years)vkizzle wrote: ↑Honestly, it appears you parents did way more research than us (new parents) and we just followed our kid's Pediatricians recommendation.
It was either wait until 12mth where it was covered by OHIP or pay out of pocket for "early" protection and without hesitation we chose the latter (we are definitely not anti-vaxxers).
Now I'm curious as to what our kid has received in terms of vaccinations and will take a look at the vaccination passport for clarity.
Jul 15th, 2015 8:54 pm
I'm glad I came across this thread, as it allowed me to go back and review my kid's immunization records and now know exactly what was administered.sillysimms wrote: ↑It is good to check. If it was covered, it wouldn't have been Bexsero to cover the B strain unless it was covered by your health plan or your child falls into one of the 5 criteria (and then it would be covered anytime between 2 months and 17 years)
Hopefully this will be covered for all at some point, since B is the most common strain. Until this, there has been nothing to cover this strain.
Edit: I'm actually also curious which one you paid for to get early protection. I haven't heard that mentioned before - just to follow the recommended vaccine schedule, so curious which one that was for.
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