If so...Can you PLEASE tell me your experience? My DD is 3+ and she is totally unvaxxed. After a month of frantic research and soul searching I have decided to start the DTaP series with her for two reasons:
1.) Pertussis protection. Even though the pertussis vaccine is woefully inadequate and does not prevent transmission we have a new baby coming soon and pertussis is rampant in the area. I will never ever vax an infant so logically it makes sense to vax the adults and older kids to try to stop bringing pertussis into the home, or if they do get it, so the case will be milder and they will cough on the baby or near the baby less.
2.) DD is about to start preschool which is a Waldorf inspired preschool with tons of animals and outdoor time. I didn't want to be freaking about every little cut she came home with about tetanus and having to rush to the ER to get a dirty vax like TIG.
So I'm not thinking about getting her "caught up" just the DTaP series. However I cannot find barely any info about starting the series with older children. I either know totally unvaxxed kids or kids who were vaxxed on the Dr. Sears delayed schedule, and had their DTaP as infants. I want to know if the older they get, do seem to tolerate the vax better/worse than infants? I'm super worried about vaccine reactions. No real reason other than I have a perfect, strong, smart child right now and it kills me to think of injecting her with alumimum and formaldehyde...I want to make sure I am doing this for her good (and the good of the new baby) and try to prevent any harm coming from it.
So if you started vaxxes with your older child can you please tell me how they did with them?
Also, what sort of vitamins, homeopathy, etc did you give your child before/after the vax?