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.pdfhttp://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.