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Need assistance in creating a selective/delayed schedule

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My ds2 just got his first vaccine today (Pentacel, the Hib, DTaP, Polio combo) at 18 months old. I originally went in just wanting DTaP, but they only had the combo and since those are all things we would eventually vax for (even though I understand we are kind of out of the Hib danger zone, for the most part) I consented.

My question is: where do we go from here? I'm having no luck finding info on the web about how many shots he'll need (since we started so late) and/or how far apart they should be. I know we also want to add Prevnar but I think that is the only other one, at least until adolescence.

Any guidance or links to share? TIA!
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SO if you started at 18 months and would like to complete Hib, DtaP, Polio and PCV it would go like this:

hib: DONE

PCV: two options:

-get dose 1. 4 weeks (minimum) later get dose 2. and then your last dose would be 8 weeks (min) after that.

-option 2: wait until 24 months to get dose 1 and that would be your last dose (obviously the risk is that you have less protection from now until 24 months as opposed to getting that other dose at 20 months)

DtaP:
-doses are now 4 weeks apart (minimum) until you get to dose 4 and 5, which are minimum 6 weeks apart.
-if dose 4 is given after the age of 4, then dose 5 is not necessary

IPV (polio)
-3 or 4 more doses. If dose 3 is administered after the age of 4, then dose 4 is not necessary.


forming a schedule from them depends on your decisions within those options, kwim? A schedule could look like this:

20 months:
-PCV
-DTaP

22 months:
-IPV
-DtaP
-PCV

24 months:
-DtaP
-PCV (DONE)

3 years:
-DtaP

4 years:
-IPV (DONE)
-DTaP (DONE)


If you skip the PCV and just get dose 1 at 24 months, that would be considered a complete series. (kids form better immunity at older ages and need less doses)


all this information found here:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/sch...chedule_pr.pdf


Now if you want other vaccines, you can add them in easily. MMR 1 could be at 2 years and then Varicella at 3 years and then go back to MMR at 4 and then varicella again at 5. There are tons of ways to do it. I just wasn't sure which other vaccines you wanted to get besides the ones you had already started.
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Thread Starter 
That was super helpful! Thanks so much.
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