If you miss one shot of the new PA vaccine

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 5:51am
Fran's picture
Joined: 08/09/1999 - 09:00

I received the following

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 6:11am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

whew-thanks for the update...I have been thinking about that for a couple of days now since I received the same e-mail.

Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 12:09pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

That "miss a shot" thing never made sense to me anyway. I'm glad to see someone debunk it.

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2003 - 5:45am
Rae's picture
Joined: 03/28/2000 - 09:00

That makes me feel better, although the words "no evidence..." still scare me. No one is positive. I was worried about the increased sensitivity issue. If insurance doesn't cover it, what if, God forbid, one month we couldn't afford the shot for some reason (keeping in mind I have two PA girls)? I have to admit, this all makes me anxious/worried. I guess I hate to get too hopeful.

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2003 - 7:25am
choguy's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

The research article in NEJM states that they checked drug steady state drug levels and levels of free IgE antibody 8 weeks after the last dose. On average, patients still showed a reduction of 88% in their free IgE antibodies meaning there was only a drop of 12% from maximum levels. I would imagine this would drop further with more time. Those sorts of drug kinetics are usually covered in phase III studies.
Who sent this email? It angers me to no end that groups or individuals who have no training in understanding scientific literature take it upon themselves to misinform and scare people. If they just took the time to read carefully and ask some questions...

Posted on: Sat, 03/29/2003 - 12:30am
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I actually came hunting to find out if what I had heard was correct. (That missing one shot made your reactions more severe) I don't remember where I first heard it, but it sure has been repeated a lot. I came hunting though, because when we were discussing this at home my son asked what was going to happen to the people in the study - those who were taking it. Would it be provided free of charge for the rest of their lives?
Well, I'm glad to hear they won't be risking more severe reactions, but, personally, if they were taking this stuff as part of the study, and it helped them - I say - give it to them free anyway. They deserve some kind of *payback* - and what better pay than to live with a little bit of peace of mind [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

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