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Thought this was interesting:<br><br>
"It's common for children to miss getting vaccines at the recommended time. About 28 percent of toddlers haven't been vaccinated according to U.S. guidelines, said a report issued recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Only 9 percent of children received all their vaccinations at the recommended times, and only half received all the recommended doses by their second birthday</span>, according to another recent survey."<br><br>
From a Washington Post article recently.
 

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I'll bet its because many pedis gives vaxes every month, instead of at the recommended bi-monthly intervals. Like if a babe is scheduled for 6 shots at 2 months, but the pedi gives 3 shots at 2 months and 3 shots at 3 months, the babe is considered to be "behind schedule" at 2 months. Just my guess, though.
 

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You're right, that could explain why only 9% get vaccines at the recommended times. I don't think that explains this part though:<br><br>
"only half received all the recommended doses by their second [birthday]."<br><br>
I wonder which of the recommended doses the other half is not receiving - is it parents who skip rotavirus but do everything else? Or are kids only getting 3 of the recommended 4 doses of certain vaccines? Or what? Either way, it's interesting that only half of kids under age 2 are not getting everything and strangly, the population continues to live on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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What about flu vaccine? That probably accounts for a lot<br><br>
I think it an accurate reflection of the CDC, ACIP and AAP that <i>their</i> schedule is the <i>only</i> schedule, and there is no room for deviation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I posted this a few weeks back. This surely puts a big monkey wrench in the vaccine program and all of the statistics they are attempting to keep and the herd theory the CDC is purporting to keep.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wonder which of the recommended doses the other half is not receiving - is it parents who skip rotavirus but do everything else?</div>
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A good chunk of that is 4th DTaP. There's a big push going on right now to raise 4th DTaP compliance.
 

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Well, all that and ya know that "one size fits all" is how ALL medicine works.<br><br>
I hate vaccines........
 
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