Hi! I'm a first time mom of a 5 week old boy. My sister (who lives in GA & homeschools) is very anti-vaccination. I want to delay vaccination for my son, but the pediatrician I currently have is adamant about the vaccination schedule being followed to a T. I am concerned about my son's health, but don't know how to find a pediatrician who won't force his or her views on me. Does anyone out there know of any pediatrician(s) in the Rockville/Gaithersburg/Germantown area ? I know most pediatricians aren't thrilled with parents' decisions to delay or forego vaccinations, but I'd like to find one who will respect my decision as a parent. I'm a bit overwhelmed & really really appreciate any help/suggestions!! a
Try posting this in your "tribal"area here on mothering's website (I think it's this one)
You may have better luck using a family doctor/ general practice doctor rather than a peds doc. A D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) might also be an option for you if you can find one in your area. In the meantime, some doctors will let you get by without vaccination for 6 months before they "fire" you if you tell them you are planning on vaccinating "but not just yet"
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