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March 11th, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Is anybody doing delayed vax? Are you following dr sears schedule or a different one?
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March 11th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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I'm just doing vax based on my pediatrician's schedule...not sure if that follows Dr Sears or not? I should probably be learning about such things, eh?
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March 11th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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We follow the American Pediatric guideline, nothing extra just the essentials that she needs and the schedule. They explain it really well so I feel comfortable with it
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March 12th, 2013, 06:07 AM
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We get all the recommended vaccines. Public health was my major in college and I did my internship with the cities immunization coalition so fully vaccinizing is something I feel very strongly about from a personal level to a societal level.
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March 12th, 2013, 06:14 AM
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I always go based on my pedi's schedule (not sure which schedule he follows). He explains the vaccinations to me in detail and also sends me home with paperwork on each one. I have been going to the same pedi since my 14 year old was 3 so I trust his judgement very well.
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March 12th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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We're delaying. My 5 year old was vaxed until he was either 6 or 9 months old, I can't quite remember, and my 4 year old has never had any vaccinations. They will get some that I feel are important at some point, probably in the next year or so.

One of my main reasons for delaying is that SIDS is listed as a side effect on some of the vaccines. I just think it makes sense to wait until that is no longer a concern before injecting him. Also, I really don't want a feverish, uncomfortable baby at 2 months old because I hate giving them tylenol so young.

I also had some severe reactions to vaccines as a baby/child, and my oldest son had a reaction after one set of shots. I'm not completely against vaccines as I do believe they are important, but I also think it's good to weigh the risks and benefits and decide if delaying a bit and skipping some altogether might make more sense for you. It does for us.

Also, if you want to ask for advice about it, I would try to find an unbiased source for that advice, and so far in my experience, peds are not unbiased when it comes to vaccines. We've been fired from one ped and I fully expect to get a lecture and probably be fired from the current ped after his 2 month appt. tomorrow. I know in my city and the surrounding cities there are maybe 2 peds who are ok with altering the vax schedule at all, and that's not even talking about NOT vaxing, just wanting to wait a bit. Most of them seem to feel very strongly about it, and that's fine, I'm not judging them for that at all, just suggesting that it's probably not an unbiased source for information.

I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. I'm not really looking forward to getting a lecture. Our last ped (the one we got fired from) was SO nice and sweet, always hugging me etc. until I said I wanted to delay vaxing a bit, then he got super cold and distant. I just think that sucks. I do think that parents and their choices should be respected a little more than that.
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March 12th, 2013, 02:33 PM
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One of my main reasons for delaying is that SIDS is listed as a side effect on some of the vaccines. I just think it makes sense to wait until that is no longer a concern before injecting him. Also, I really don't want a feverish, uncomfortable baby at 2 months old because I hate giving them tylenol so young.
Wow! I had not read that about SIDS, thank you for posting that information. We're not planning on getting all of the recommended vaccines, just the ones our doctor said we need to get for David. We don't want to overload his newly developing body with chemicals. We're trying to make sure he gets only what is necessary and nothing more. Which of the vaccines have SIDS as a 'side effect'? I find it odd they declare that as a 'side effect'...it's death. Death is a result of something, hardly what I would deem a side effect.

While I realize that modern medical advances have resulted in a lower mortality rate in children, I also realize that many of the things they want us to give our children will be declared unsafe in 10 or 15 years and by then it's too late to undo the damage. The tested, tried & true vaccines I am okay with...many of the newly reformulated vaccines or newly developed vaccines - not so much. David hasn't went to his 2 month appointment and I don't know if we're going to take him or not. If everything is going well and the baby is developing without issues (growth, weight), I don't see the need to just keep taking him to the doctor just for the sake of taking him. David acts like he's traumatized every time he goes and I hate doing that to him - we've already had to take him twice before 2 mos. Since the second appointment was so close to the 2 month appointment, we're going to skip it. As a child I went through a lot of trauma with physicians and I don't like going to the doctor even now because of it; I don't want to do that to my son. The only vaccines I need to make SURE he gets is the one for Polio, Measles and Diphtheria. He's already had the Hep vaccine while he was in the hospital (and that one I was okay with).

I need to do more research on some of the additional vaccines before I'll allow David to get them...I know that's for sure!!
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March 14th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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I'm currently a no-vax mom, but my first was fully vaxed and on time according getting to the AAP, and I intended to only delay with my second. As I read more, I decided to delay until the kids are old enough to weigh in themselves. Reading the package inserts and the CDC Pink Book were what convinced me.
I was originally going to use the Dr Sears schedule, with a couple of modifications, I think.
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March 14th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Max's 2 month checkup is tomorrow. After crash coursing myself on dr sears book and some other info I've decided to follow dr sears schedule. Hubby and I talked long about it and he was the one that said he wants to do delayed so he kind of finalized the decision. I was leaning towards it because I know I always get sick after getting vacs, I dint want to bombard my little guy with them.
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