If you are interested in reducing the number of vaccines your child receives, here are a few ways:
1. Do not get a second MMR. MMR takes in 95% of children the first time around. If you are determined to make sure it "took" in your, get a titre done. In all probability your child does not require a second does of this vaccine (with the inherent risks vaccines pose).
2. ditto titres for chicken pox, if you are one of the people considering the CP vaccine as they enter adolescence as "chicken pox is more dangerous in adults." We do know that most adult who claim to have never had the chicken pox, actually do show immunity on titre testing.
3. Familiarise yourself with the different recommendations per age. Take a look at this :http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2010.pdf Sometimes delaying things means your child might get less vaccines.
Can anyone else think of any ways a parent who wanted vaccines could reduce the number of vaccines their child has?