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02-19-2013 04:51 PM
incorrigible

Good point. That's an excellent example of one of the many things people can educate themselves about, if they want to safely minimize vaccination exposure. If the local population is widely unvaccinated, it may have an impact on an individual's risk assessment. 

02-19-2013 11:57 AM
prosciencemum
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Originally Posted by incorrigible View Post

If you know just how likely your child is to encounter the virus or bacteria, you may find there is no point in vaccinating that child at that time.
 

 Ignoring the recommended schedule and analyzing each vaccination the same way we analyze the ones that aren't on the schedule would reduce the use of vaccinations dramatically, I think. Though, which vaccinations were less common would vary from region to region.

 

This forum isn't the place for an in depth debate, but just one comment that there are demonstrated correlations between how likely people are to get a disease and the vaccination rates in their region. The two are not unrelated.... 

02-18-2013 07:01 PM
incorrigible

Those are some great tips.

 

I'm a big fan of education. If you know what each illness can actually do to your system, you may find some so mild you don't see the point in that vaccination. If you know just how likely your child is to encounter the virus or bacteria, you may find there is no point in vaccinating that child at that time. Even folks that feel vaccination is very important don't give their children every vaccination available. Most don't even give more than the few the cdc recommends. They don't give others unless there is an increased risk. Ignoring the recommended schedule and analyzing each vaccination the same way we analyze the ones that aren't on the schedule would reduce the use of vaccinations dramatically, I think. Though, which vaccinations were less common would vary from region to region.

02-15-2013 07:10 AM
kathymuggle

If you are interested in reducing the number of vaccines your child receives, here are a few ways:

 

1.  Do not get a second MMR.  MMR takes in 95% of children the first time around.  If you are determined to make sure it "took" in your, get a titre done.  In all probability your child does not require a second does of this vaccine (with the inherent risks vaccines pose).

 

2.  ditto titres for chicken pox, if you are one of the people considering the CP vaccine as they enter adolescence as "chicken pox is more dangerous in adults."  We do know that most adult who claim to have never had the chicken pox, actually do show immunity on titre testing.  

 

3.  Familiarise yourself with the different recommendations per age.  Take a look at this :http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2010.pdf   Sometimes delaying things means your child might get less vaccines.

 

Can anyone else think of any ways a parent who wanted vaccines could reduce the number of vaccines their child has?


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