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#1 of 2 Old 09-27-2012, 02:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Can't be live I didn't think to ask here earlier.


My baby was born Aug. 1st and had surgery a week later for TAPVR. We had no idea while I was pregnant, so it was all quite a shock!


My other children were selective / delayed vax, but I'm unsure what to do about his 2 month vaccinations because he is higher risk.


I don't live in the US, here they give 5 together (dapt + pneumonia + rota virus). They also want him to have the flu shot and there was talk of RSV although now they say it might not be covered since his surgery was in August and the season isn't until October.


They can split the vaccines, I just don't know what is most important or if the risks outweigh the benefits in his case. I have 4 older kids (between 8 &4 who are all in public school / preschool, and I will start at home daycare in Dec, taking another 4 babies into my house with their germs).


Any advice or information would be appreciated.

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Sorry to take so long - I'm been away from this forum for a while.  I agree that your baby has a higher risk of a severe case of the flu and for RSV. I would say that other illnesses aren't as much of a higher risk to him than to other babies in general. The daycare exposure does create a bit of a risk too.  I can't really tell you what to do though. Could you please ask again and let me know where you are with this?

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