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Old 02-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Please share your Delayed Vax Schedule

Just want to see what you other mama's are doing and when. (you can add reasoning too if you would like )
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We delayed all vacs until 6 months (wish we would've waited longer as DS is still not in daycare) we skipped the rotavirus as well as Hep B and plan on skipping MMR until right before school. We also are going to skip chickenpox since it's not fatal. They did give 2 combo shots at the same time (pentacel and prevnar13) twice starting at 6 months which I regret getting at the same time due to them both being "live" vaccines and so for his 3rd round I decided to get 1 at a time and space them out at least a month
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We delayed everything until 3 years old. If I could delay until 5 I would but New York state is on a witch hunt with vax and I don't want to battle like that with them.

My reasoning is their little systems can handle the vax better beyond 2 years and there isn't a lot of exposure right now (no daycare).
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Re: Please share your Delayed Vax Schedule

I'm feeling lazy tonight, so here is the response I typed to a similar thread back in Nov:

We skip rotovirus entirely. DD had a rxn to it and I don't find it necessary. I know how to watch for dehydration and I nurse babies on-demand. I am confident in skipping this one and would not be afraid if my child got it. (DD did.)

We start vaxes at 4 mths. The kids get 1 shot at a time. DTaP, PCV, and Hib are the only ones they get under 2yrs. Those are the diseases (Pertussis, pneumoccus, and haemophilus influenza type b) that are most likely to affect children under 2 and are generally not serious to those over 2.

Our schedule to 2yrs looks like:
4mths - Hib or PCV or DTaP
6mths - DTaP or Hib or PCV
(no 9mth visit at our dr)
12 mths - PCV or DTaP or Hib
(by 12 mths, baby has 1 of each of these 3)
15 mths - Hib (end of series)
18 mths - DTaP
2yrs - PCV (end of series)

Age 3 - DTaP (to protect other young babies that they'll be around) - due to rxn, we only give the "daptacel" version of the DTaP vax.

If individual shots are avail, we start M, M, or R at 4yo. 1 shot per visit at 4yr, 5yr, and 6yr appt. If no ind shots are avail, full MMR will be considered at 6yrs.

I do give Polio, starting at the 4yo well-child visits, in shot-only visits. (public health reasons - likelihood of my child contracting polio is low, but it is one of the few diseases that I feel *should* be eradicated, so I'll do my part)

Varicella waits until after 12 (hoping for natural infection, but after 12, we feel the risks of the disease outweigh the risk of the vax) as do Hep A and Hep B (again, low risk of problems for Hep A or contraction of the disease for Heb B before this age).

Kids will get titer checks before getting a booster for MMR or getting any Varicella shots.

Currently, we will skip HPV, but remain open if more info or a safer profile emerges before our kids reach pre-teen age. Meningitis will be up to the kids when they go off to college.
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