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Old 04-01-2010, 08:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Well-baby visit and on schedule to receive the following vaccines.
PCV, HIB, DTap, IPV

I didn’t get any this time though—no hassle. The Dr office is fabulous. The nurse sat with me and talked about the different vaccines and diseases she’s come across. What’s most severe…yadayada… and then gave me the immunization schedule that Dr Sears recommends and asked if I wanted to do that instead. He separates the vaccines so as not to give so many so quickly. And then she told me that if PCV is held off until 15 months—kids only need one shot recommended instead of four shots in the series. Go figure. THEN she sat with me and further we further altered the shed a bit more so that we are only coming in every two months but will still have all of our shots by 5 ½ years old when she starts school. Below is what the cdc guidelines are and below that is Dr. Bob Sears alternate vaccine schedule.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/sch...chedule-pr.pdf

http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccine...20Schedule.asp

Dr. Sear's Alternative Vaccine Schedule (taken from Hammond blogspot)
•2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
•3 months*: Pc, HIB
•4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
•5 months*: Pc, HIB
•6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
•7 months*: Pc, HIB
•9 months: Polio (IPV)
•12 months: Mumps, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
•15 months: Pc, HIB
•18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox
•2 years: Rubella, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
•2 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A (start Hep B at birth if any close relatives or caregivers have Hep B)
•3 years: Hep B, Measles (See 3rd UPDATE)
•3 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A
•4 years: DTaP, Polio (IPV)
•5 years: MMR
•6 years: Chickenpox
•12 years: Tdap, HPV
•12 years, 2 months*: HPV
•13 years: HPV, Meningococcal (once Meningococcal vaccine is approved for age 2, Dr. Sears will move it there and delay Hep B by 6 months)


So Rotavirus has been recalled so many times my Dr’s office won’t do it anymore. I’m not in a risk category for HepB so I don’t do that one. The office no longer does Hep A. And I’m holding off on Pcv until 15 months so she will only need one shot. I’m not anti-vaccine but I do want to limit the amount of shots in one day.

I was so thrilled that the nurse (Christina) sat with me to talk for like 20 minutes and re vamped the schedule to address my concerns. The Dr. didn’t say a negative word about it. He did notice a diaper rash starting (sad) and gave me a scrip for Nyastatin and told me to call in three days to let him know if it works or not.

I LOVE MY DR’S OFFICE. Oh yeah—and he is the ONLY one in the practice so you see the same one every single time.

Crunchy con wife with 1 DS and 1 lil DD born in Jan. I love breastfeeding, CDing and Friday night family bed.
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so glad it went well.
dang! that's a lot of shots

since i just moved and having some insurance issues, LO might skip 2 and 4m appts

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I forgot to post in case anyone wanted to see what we came up with:

For starters:

My daughter is not vaccinated yet. I tell them I'm waiting for her to get a bit bigger and heartier.

PCV is only given once IF the child has not had any shots of it by 15 months--so it makes sense to put that one off.

We don't do Hep B--not in a risk catagory

Rotovirus has been recalled so many times my Dr's office does not give it

I don't think they do Hep A either

I'm on the fence with varicella.

With that here is my amended schedule:

4mth: DTap
6mth: Hib
9mth: Dtap
12mth: Hib, IPV
15mth: PCV, Hib
18mth: Varicella (?), DTap
2 years: IPV, MMR
3 years: Hep B (?)
4year: DTap, IPV
5 years: MMR, Hep B (?)
5.5year: Varicella (age of child at school entry)

This is something I can much easier live with and the child is up to date for school.

On the dates of 2 shots I will probably split them up even further.

The daily Hammond has the Dr. Sears schedule.

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I LOVE MY DR’S OFFICE. Oh yeah—and he is the ONLY one in the practice so you see the same one every single time.

this is how it is with ours too. we see a family practice & love him!!!

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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Awesome!!!

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That's great news! It makes all the difference being with an office you feel comfortable with and trust!
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Thanks for posting that! We just went to the 2 month checkup today and I almost got the DTaP combo with two others (called pentacel, I think?) but once the pediatrician left the room my DH said that he could see I wasn't totally comfortable with that and felt a bit pressuredm, so we called her back in and said we wanted to wait until we could do more research and figure out what we'd be comfortable with.

We did end up doing the rotavirus oral dose, I've not heard anything about recalls.

What are the "risk categories" for HepB? It's a sexually transmitted disease, no? I can't figure out why you'd give that vax to a baby, unless the mother tested positive.

I plan to get the DrSears Vaccine book before the 4 month checkup.

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