I like this thread.
We have delayed Hep B, chickenpox, and MMR so far. Hep B because it's transmitted by blood and sex...something I'm pretty sure we won't have to worry about for a while. Chickenpox because...um...gee, it's chickenpox.
And MMR because the diseases are fairly rare and the shot is painful and causes many side effects.
We will revisit all of these vaccines when he gets to be school aged, depending on where we are at that time and our situation, and things like whether he's caught chickenpox yet. Then we will revisit them again when he's about 11 or 12 (that's when he will probably get the Hep B). MMR he might get sooner, at 3 or 4. Don't know yet.
We got Rota, IPV, Prevnar, Hib, and DTaP on schedule. If we have another baby, I would want to revisit our decisions accordingly depending on our situation at the time. Probably spread the vaccines out a bit for concerns about additives like aluminum, and possibly delay the polio until school aged unless we travel internationally.
Oh, and DH gets a flu shot every year, but neither I or DS ever have. No real reason, just don't find it important I guess.
I'm looking at the AAP's vax schedule right now and realizing we never did Hep A either, but it was never offered. I don't think I would have done it if it was but I wonder why not...is that one not required in some areas, or is it a new recommendation to require it for all children?
The rest we've never had to worry about yet.
Originally Posted by alissamari
Measles, Mumps (Will consider these if the separate shots do in fact become available in 2011)
Can you give me more info on this?