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Old 08-24-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question ~We delay vaccines~ Dr called..your thoughts?

For the parents how delay vaccines...need your thoughts please



So the dr office called they want to go every two weeks in order to
get 3 vac in b4 the flu season comes (we go 1 vacs every 4 weeks norm). The ones
they want to get in b4 winter are Prevnar, D-tap and Retrovirus...they
said they think they will start seeing pertussis going around. These
are the only ones they will "scrunch" together. Part of me says no but
the other part says do it...need your thoughts

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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Do your research.... If your gut is telling you no, then go with it! I personally wouldn't do it.... Our vax schedule is pretty spread out.
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Whats the rush? I delay and didnt to rotovirus at all. We also skipped prevanar. it takes the FULL series of the DTaP before the immuinity ( what there is kicks in)
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I agree...if your gut is tellin' you no, then I would stick with your feelings for now.

I wouldn't let any doc bully/force you into a schedule/shots that your are not comfortable with. Tryin' to push a bunch of shots into a child who's parents are delaying seems rather wrong to me.

We never get flu shots, our preemie guy didn't get the monthly shots they wanted to give him during the flu season (forgot the name of the med), and we didn't get the h1n1 they tried pushing on everyone.

Know your rights in your state and stick to your guns...whatever you choose!
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Re: ~We delay vaccines~ Dr called..your thoughts?

Oh they are not pushing it what so ever they called as we are having them make up a schedule so we ALL are on the same page...they called to see our thoughts on scrunching those 3 closer then every 4 weeks..so again we would get one of those vac. ever 2 weeks instead of 1 vac every 4 weeks.

I just would hate to have her get sick because I said no...but I hate the thought of her having a vac every 2 weeks
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Rotovirus is a vaccine for an intestinal virus that you can never gain full immunity to. My pedi says that every child under 3 has probably had rotovirus, the CDC says every child under 5. You can have rotovirus multiple times throughout your life. Which means your child can get the vaccine, gain immunity, and still wind up with rotovirus, even if they vaccine works the way it is intended to. This is a live virus vaccine and it is not at all uncommon for children to wind up with rotovirus (or "unexplained diarrhea" ) after the vax.

Prevnar went on the recommended schedule the year my oldest was born, so it has been on less than 10years. It was originally released to reduce the number of ear infections. When we were a fully vaxing family my son was given two doses of prevnar by his first pedi. At 9 months I dropped the practice but took him in to get his vaxes and check up at the health department (didn't have a lot of options on our insurance then). The local health department was refusing to give prevnar at all and informed me that it was not required in our state anyway. It is not a vaccine I would jump into giving just because.

That leaves DTaP. As other posters have said your child isn't considered fully immunized till they have had at least 3 doses of DTaP. Diptheria is incredibly uncommon because of proper sanitation, there is no reason to consider "flu season" more dangerous for diptheria. Tetanus is not transmitted person to person and does not have a season in this way. Pertusis is at its peak between June and September, not during winter like so many people seem to assume. So unless you are rushing to get DTaP because you want to have time to get in the flu shots as well you don't need to rush for this vax to be done before winter.
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Re: ~We delay vaccines~ Dr called..your thoughts?

Thank you so much for this post it helped a TON!!! I am telling them I am sticking with 1 vac every 4 weeks!!
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If it were me personally, I would keep DTaP on the schedule, and not do the other two. I do the ones required for school (Except Hep B which I file an exemption), and if possible get them in a combined vaccine because my biggest problem with the required vaccines is the other "stuff" that gets injected besides just the vaccine.
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What do u mean the other "stuff"??

This is what she has had so far..she turned 5 months on 8/17/10

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis DTAP 06/08/2010
Heamophilus Influenzae B HIB 07/06/2010- Would have not givin but she is adopted and Bm oked this vac
Pneumococcal PNCN 05/13/2010
Polio POL 08/09/2010
Rotavirus RV 08/09/2010
Rotavirus RV 05/13/2010
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I mean things like perservatives. Have you read the Dr. Sears vaccine book?
If you have already started a course of shots because you decided they were important to you, I would stick to getting those as they are needed.
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