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I definitely have wanted ds to have vax. But now, after seeing him go through 2 times at the pedi with so many shots at once, I'm considering delaying from now on. To spare him so much at once and space them out a bit better going forward. But, I'm wondering, are we too late? He just turned 6 months and will be seeing pedi just before he turns 7 months.<br><br>
BTW --- I did just order the Dr Sears book hoping it will help, too, but would really appreciate your feedback as well. To see if anyone else has done this.<br><br>
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Many of us started vaccinating and then at some point stopped. If you want time to learn more, it makes sense to stop and learn. You may have to deal with an unhappy pediatrician, but it's okay for them to be unhappy--as an employee, I was unhappy at work on occasion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
<a href="http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress" target="_blank">insidevaccines.com/wordpress</a> has some interesting reading (and for some reason, my copy-paste isn't working or I would've just put in a hyperlink--sorry).
 

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My DS was vaxxed mostly on schedule until his 1 year appointment - then I started finding out more, and pushing the shots further and further back... He hasn't had another one so far. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You can stop anytime.<br>
My ds was vaxed on schedule until 1yo. He hasn't had a vax since.<br><br>
Something that isn't well known, is that for many vaxes, most people are as immune as they are going to get in fewer doses than is on the schedule. IE: polio (this is from memory, so I might be off slightly on the numbers) 97% of people are immune after 3 doses, 99% of people are immune after 4 doses.<br><br>
There is nothing negative that happens if you get 2 doses of something that is scheduled for 4 doses. You may or may not be immune to that disease after 2 doses. But there is nothing *bad* that will come of stopping at that point. And for most vaccines (all?) you pick up where you left off.<br><br>
I stopped vaxing because my research showed that ds was likely as immune to the vaxable diseases as he would be with more doses. And because some vaxes (DTaP comes to mind) are much more reactive for the 4th and 5th doses, than for the first 3. My research came from the CDC.<br><br>
If you are interested in any info I have, pm me.
 
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