Hello All :)
The 2 month appt is near approaching for us. I am not looking for debates just info We are selective/ Delaying vaccines. We are not doing Hep B and Rotovirus...I am waiting on Polio so that just leaves hib/ prevnar and dtap. My ped says that since I want to spread them out to wait on dtap. He said i should do hib/prevnar but that these two are the ones that have the greater risk of side effect...so I have decided to only do 1 at a time. However, I cannot decided which one to do first. The schedule will be to do these 3 at alternating appts with dtap being the last to start. Would you do hib or prevnar first? Why? Can someone tell me which one of these 2 has the greater side effect risks or more serious side effects. I keep thinking I will do hib first because it is the more serious dieses from my understanding however, I hear that prevnar is more common...my deciding factor I think is going to be which one is the safer then the other. Is there any benefit to waiting uptil 3 mo or 4 mos to start them instead of starting at 2mo. I read that these 2 are most common to hit babies under 6mos so it wouldn't make sense to do the vaccine if I planned to wait until that time? Let me know if this info is false
other senario? Would you ever give hib/prevnar together at one visit? I really dont think I feel comfortable doing this but, I was just wondering what people think about it and if splitting them up by 1 month is going to make that big of a difference.
Thank you!! Megan
Since you're delaying, you may want to think about delaying all vaxes until after 6 mo. Before then, the liver isn't fully formed and can't process the toxins. Are you breastfeeding? That is providing a lot of protection to your child right now.
HiB is actually the least reactive one. Prevnar is quite reactive and DTaP is one of the most reactive, concerning shot for most parents. I can't give you any advice on what to do, we delay until 24 months and start with HiB then (just one is needed), I don't do Prevnar, we do DTaP after HiB with titer checks to see how many we actually need.
I believe all three are important for an infant, as they have less resistance to these infections, and are at highest risk for complications. Hib does have a lower rate of side effects than Prevnar, but the thing with Prevnar is, if you delay it too long and don't do the 4 dose series, antibody titers are lower (ie. less protection) with fewer doses. Personally, I felt comfortable giving them together because in Prevnar's clinical trials the vaccine was administer concomitantly with the other vaccines given on schedule at 2, 4 and 6 months.
Thanks for the replys. :) I have another question about passive immunity. I am breastfeeding and recieved the dtap vaccine when dd was 1 week (dh is way mainstream and frantic about vaccines...getting it myself was the only way he would consider a delayed schedule) Would the antibodies my body created transfer through bfing enough to give good protection against whooping cough for dd?