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post #21 of 25

If we decide to delay vaccinations (prob. following Dr. Sears schedule which seems to suggest starting at 2 mo) - can we fly (accross country) at 4-8 weeks of age?

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

If we decide to delay vaccinations (prob. following Dr. Sears schedule which seems to suggest starting at 2 mo) - can we fly (accross country) at 4-8 weeks of age?


Of course you can! You are your baby's mother. When you fly in the country, nobody asks about what vaccines you've had/haven't had, so why would they ask about your baby's? You can also send your child to school without or when delaying vaccines. You can sign waivers. YOU make the choices about your child's well-being, not the government or doctors. Informed consent! To everything!

post #23 of 25

Thanks MommyRuth. I realize I can legally and such. What I was trying to get at (and probably didnt articulate well) was more about the safety of being exposed to all the germs that comes with air travel. I know for myself, the last two times I got sick it was right after flying for that very reason.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

Thanks MommyRuth. I realize I can legally and such. What I was trying to get at (and probably didnt articulate well) was more about the safety of being exposed to all the germs that comes with air travel. I know for myself, the last two times I got sick it was right after flying for that very reason.

 

Flying (and travel in general) exposes you to so much crud that most of it is probably not even stuff you will vaccinate against.  We don't vax and have flown cross country with our little ones (to Disney World each time, the germ capitol of the US...lol) well before each of them were 1 year.  Breastfeeding is a HUGE plus if you'll be doing that.  But it's really just a matter of taking precautions. :)  A good nasal spray is really helpful (something like Xlear) because it helps kill/prevent anything that gets into your mucous membranes (and airborne stuff is particularly prominent in airplanes, with the air circulation).

post #25 of 25

We lived in Germany and traveled all over with very minimal vaccines. When I took my oldest to Turkey when she was 20 months I don't think she had any vaccines yet, or maybe just one. If I was going somewhere with outbreaks of something I might reconsider, but for most places I wouldn't worry. 

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