Prepare to be quite shocked!!
This is the schedule from 1983, which is probably quite similar to the mid 70's, I'm not sure when they added the MMR to the schedule. And a 2nd dose was added in a later schedule.http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...edule1983s.jpg
By 1989, a new vaccine, Hib was added, and it was only one dose at 18 months.http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...edule1989s.jpg
they added more doses of Hib, one more dose of MMR, and a new vax consisting of 3 doses, Heb B.
Prior to 1995, the childhood schedule was published periodically, as part of the ACIP's General Recommendations.
By 1996, varicella (chickenpox) was added to the schedule,http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00039897.htm
1999 brought another new vaccine to the schedule, and this was year I realized I knew nothing about the vaccines I had allowed to be injected into my children beginning in 1984.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056261.htm
Rotashield vaccine was added this year, but then pulled due to several infants died and far more needed surgery to reconstruct their bowels because of this vaccine that appears to have been approved by people with severe conflicts of interest (one of the panel members held a patent to a rotavirus vaccine that was in production by another company. The approval of this vaccine would pave the way to $$$$$$ for his company's vax.)
3 doses of this vaccine were added the schedule in 1999.
By 2000, we see the rotavirus vax gone but Hep A added in selected areas.
No doubt this was only a temp measure until the drug company could lobby Hep A across the country, making it required for ALL children.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4902a4.htm
By 2001, 4 doses of ANOTHER new vaccine was added to the schedule,http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5001a3.htm
For 2001, ACIP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics have added pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the schedule (2) and have extended the recommendation for the use of hepatitis A vaccine to include persons through age 18 years in selected geographic areas and in certain high-risk groups (3). Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from the manufacturers' package inserts, ACIP statements on specific vaccines, and the 2000 Red Book (5). ACIP statements for each recommended childhood vaccine can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from CDC's National Immunization Program World-Wide Web site,http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/ACIP-list.htm
By 2002, they sneak in influenza (flu vax) for hi risk children. Another temp move like the Hep A vax.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5102a4.htm
By 2003, they have widened the recommendations for the flu vax, now being added to the group, all infants 6-23 months. Watch for this recommendation to widen even more as time goes on....http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...nizationa1.htm
By 2005, they got influenza recommended for allhttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...nizationa1.htm
So by 2006, as we close out the year,
the drug companies were successful in getting Hep A and Influenza vaccines recommended for all.http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-sc...olor-print.pdf
Quite a difference from the 1983 schedule!http://books.nap.edu/books/030907029...43958940058001
More on then and now:http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/div...c.jsp?id=75700