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post #21 of 24
I specifically chose to do Pediarix at 2, 4, and 6 months. Wonderful to have fewer shots! My daughter had no reaction at all.
post #22 of 24
We chose DTaP at 2,4,6, IPV starting from nine months and Hep B before school.

There is a risk of polio, but as it's much much lower and with a non-crawling baby who doesn't really touch anything outside the house and isn't flying or using public transport I'm comfortable with delaying it until they are moving and mouthing and flying.

I like combo shots, though, because you get fewer additives, plus fewer painful jabs.

Hep B is not solely transmitted through dirty needles and sex. For example, have you ever heard of a child biting another child?
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post
For example, have you ever heard of a child biting another child?
I've heard that tossed around as a theory, do you know if there have been any cases linked to that? Or is that just speculation?

-Angela
post #24 of 24
I think the combo vaxes have positives for many families seeking less jabs, less visits to doc (less copays), and stuff like that.

For us, however, I felt that, despite the possible benefits, we would rather have one shot per visit whenever possible and create our own schedule. We do DTaP, MMR, Polio and Hib (so obviously this particular vax wouldn't be for us, but still we would not do a combo).

I like one shot per visit because it's easier to identify possible reactions. Plus, while we do feel some vaccines (like polio) are important because of travel, we feel we can put that one off a bit. So, by not doing in in combination with a vaccine we like to get earlier (like DTaP), we are able to keep a delayed and selective schedule.

In addition, sometimes you can get three separate shots and still end up with less aluminum, for example, than the combo shot.
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