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I was doing some research and can see from this that Dr. Tellerman is no longer doing separate MMR vaccines. Does anyone know of any Dr's in the Baltimore area that would be willing to separate these or DTaP? I haven't been to Dr. Tellerman yet but I am looking for a new Ped since I want to delay a few more vaccines and I don't think my current Ped is going to be ok with it. We have our 18 month visit next week.
If I remember correctly the drug companies stopped manufacturing the separate vaccines but I believe they're scheduled to start production again, possibly this year or next. It's been a while since I read up on it so hopefully someone who's more in the know will respond.
My ped just told us last week at DD's 6month that the DTaP just turned into a 5 in 1 shot. I think she said they added polio (I can't remember what the other two were for sure...). We're not vax so I wasn't paying too much attention...
ugh...My son has had his DTaP series when he was a baby now he is 18 months and due for his booster. I haven't done MMR, chicken pox, hep A or flu. Basically since my son has developed a ton of food allergies, some of the holistic Dr's I have been working with advise to hold off on them or split them up if possible. I've been trying my best and would have liked to been able to say I'll do it if we can split it up. Merck has probably cancelled the separate vaccine since it came out that "MMR doesn't cause Autism". I'm thinking of just skipping the booster.
We haven't done any of the Hep and held off on MMR until DS was two and gave that alone. I'm hoping we can avoid chicken pox altogether but if he doesn't catch it on his own by a certain point and a titer shows no immunities then we'll get it done. We've been fortunate that our pedi (Dr. Jobes at Arundel Pediatrics) is comfortable with our vaccine plan.
There is a shot (diphtheria and tetanus, can't remember if it's Td or TD) for children under seven. And there is plain old tetanus for children over seven. There's also one (TD?) for adults 18 and over. I know because my child had the shot at age 6. Your doctor may have to order these. Mine did it for me, but he said they are rarely used, so he doesn't plan to order them again.