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#1 of 4 Old 07-18-2010, 10:24 PM - Thread Starter
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DD is 21 months currently, we gave her a few in her first year but decided to wait on anything else until she is 2. Here is what she has had so far:

Pc- once Jun 2009
Polio once Mar 2009
HIB once Mar 2009
DTap once Mar 2009

I have refused and will refuse Chicken pox, Hep B, Flu, MMR (unless I can get Rubella only), and Hep A..not sure about this one still.

I keep going over and over all the shots, which ones to get, when, why...ugg, i'm so confused half the time!
What would you do? What did you do if you delayed til 2yrs?
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If you're comfortable with Dtap, that's one I'd get. Pertussis is going around. It's not as dangerous once you're over the age of 2. But I had it as a teenager and it sucked!!! It would break my heart to see my 2 y/o deal with that one, dangerous or not. Are you concerned about getting boosters for the ones she's already got or getting new shots? Or both?
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Yeh, DTap's the one I've been thinking about. Also, I've thought about Polio, HIB and Pc??

I'm not even sure what I would get boosters for that she's had or if it's been too long so we have to start over again??

Anyone know anything about that?
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1. The boosters are not always building on one another. Sometimes multiple shots are required because baby's growing so fast. But if the child is older, she can get just one shot.

2. Polio has now spread to ex-Soviet Central Asia. :sob It's expanding through the world. It's partly due to a reduction in vaccination rates. We vaccinate, but if I had to get my kids two and only two, I'd do polio as one for sure.

3. You know, every time someone steps on a rusty nail or gets a scratch on MDC someone seems to post asking whether they need the antidote to tetanus. It is one of those things that really, do you want to worry about that every time? We know rates of tetanus have not gone down merely due to hygeine because that's not the issue.

I dunno. I don't really know why not to get a pared down bundle and go for it. Are you concerned about aluminum? Not in them. Thimerasol? Not in them. Reactions? Get them one at a time spread three months apart, though I personally think that's much more traumatic, pain-wise, even if it's only a prick.

MMR and measles in the gut (or whatever the theory-du-jour is)? Well, if you believe the conspiracy, then don't get any vaccines, because they could be lying about all of it, really, and if you don't believe that Wyeth is the victim of a conspiracy, then you must accept that there is NO scientific evidence linking the MMR to neurological problems.

To me, I can see spacing vaccines for infants to better monitor them, or avoiding vaccines for people who tend towards reactions, or believing that the CDC is just a pharma shill and not taking any of their studies or pro-vaccine information as trustworthy. (The last being a conspiracy theory... I don't agree, but I know how people get into that kind of thinking.)

For a healthy child without a history of reactions, at two, though, I do not see the point in skipping lifesavers (at least for the babies that may end up with the diseases that a toddler is more likely to contract and pass on).

Why don't you ask your doctor? If you can't trust her/him, why are you letting her/him give your child shots? If you do trust her/him, why aren't you going over this with her/him?

I wish you the best of luck. I read and read for a long time before my first was born and ultimately decided to vaccinate on a modified schedule, but after further reading, am more or less vaccinating on schedule with my second.

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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