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And the newly approved vaccine strategy for baby is causing some controversy -- of -- it's cocooning.
It's actually where doctors immunize close family members of an -- too young.
To actually get the shot themselves in an effort to shield or -- -- the baby from the life threatening diseases it is backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but.
And there's a but here researchers in Canada are questioning -- -- -- -- things efficiency and its hefty price tag as well doctor Cathleen London his family practice decision.
And an assistant professor will Cornell medical college New York Presbyterian Hospital thank you so much -- for coming in first.
All those cocooning actually work not -- -- happen in other sort of citizen with herd immunity meaning met with the population and where the people who took get immunized because they either -- they refused channel are still protected by the rest of us have been immunized.
And a small infants -- becomes -- -- off.
And the reason this is coming up now is that in the last five or so years we've seen a really big resurgence and pertussis or whopping cough.
And that's one of the vaccines that we do give infants but not so there at least eight weeks old.
So it's really important because those little tiny kids are still very much -- -- and they're harder to treat those are the ones who end up.
If you look back in history who died and he's a world.
Wide infectious disease that we're talking about her -- and in in the wintertime especially there's an uptick in Massachusetts I understand as well so this is this is a very serious concern that all parents should be aware of especially if we have newborns in the house.
Absolutely you know we have newborn server -- -- -- older patients so elderly people are at risk anyone with a lung condition of any sort of have weaknesses from that.
What I practice in Massachusetts and we see these big resurgence that's right -- we -- to look at giving adults supposed star and that's what's going on now I'm not just -- the CDC is recommending is that all adults receive a poster so -- does a -- have to be in order to get this vaccination the first vaccine series starts -- two months of -- -- eight weeks old so -- that series that's the first one but it's a series -- -- -- not a -- until you're finished with a series -- partial immunity and don't get partial protection from -- if mom is immunized -- and that's one of the reasons that we're now recommending pregnant women be -- get immunized as well.
The same goes for the flu vaccine we -- we immunized we don't know for a long time -- -- pregnant women and all the -- -- contact okay here's a question though it's efficiency because income back.
And also in the British Columbia at at least one million parents.
Would actually have to be immunized in order for this to take a fact and it until about one death to prevent one death that's providing at one point nine million people I don't know how many kids are are hospitalized.
And some very serious and intensive care unit does numbers get a lot smaller reflect the costs are absolutely worth a -- -- it's also not just in fans were talking about.
Anyone who's at risk in the population so people who are undergoing cancer treatment and had who have long.
-- I just gonna bring up the flu because of flu vaccine is always something H1N1 remember that was a huge concern last year not so much this year but the flu vaccine you can't obviously.
Give the flu vaccine to a newborn should parents be getting a flu vaccine just to protect their babies pregnant women to protect themselves out there are so they're newborn children.
Any -- context of her parents the other kids grandparents.
That's a really big one that we've seen you know -- -- you were also looking at trying to protect.
The other end of the population -- -- get that from unionizing and protecting children.
Then we're getting out of real -- here I think OK got to London thank you very much for coming and we might play in it John.
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