I am cross-posting in the vax forum too!
My son is 28 months and possibly starting daycare this fall (it is depending on waiting lists). He is being delayed and selectively vaxed but now, If he is really to start school and follow the NYS requirements for immunization, there will be too many shots in a short period in order to catch up. Is there any way to "dance around" those requirements to give us time?
DS has had a lot of his vax, so I expected that when the time to start school arrived, it would just take us a few shots to catch up. I was wrong. All of those imminent and/or deadly threats (polio, sexually transmitted hep B, chickenpox, influenza) are the shots piling up on his missing list.
His daycare is city funded so it's very supervised and it will be strict.
From today to September, DS is missing:
2 polios: he has had already one dose out of "superstition"
1 Hib and 1 varicella: oh well!
3 HepB: oh why!
Hep B (3 doses) is listed in the requirements for daycare but I read below in the fine print : "students starting at 6th grade must have 3 doses of Hep B..." . It seems conflicting.
I'm here really hoping that there can be any resource, like, starting daycare while in an immunization plan, having had a first dose of each. I hope DS doesn't have to receive all of those shots in the next 3 months but rather space them through 4/5 months and be admitted in the program with some sort of grace period to catch up.
Is there anyone out there who knows how it goes in NYC?