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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I'm new here, so I'm sorry if this is repeated, but my twins are due for their 9 month well-baby check up and I'm desperate for advice. My pregnancy was complicated and I didn't research info. on vaccinations like I should have. My babies got all their vaccines as scheduled through 6 months. Now we'd like to stop until we've got more info. I think they're due for the final HepB & Polio, then at 12 months they're due for their final Flu(b) & Penumococcal vax. Also then they would be due for the first round of MMR (if anything we'd do that broken up separately) & Varicella (which is just dumb, IMHO, anyway and both their dad and I are naturally immune anyway to Chicken Pox).<br><br>
So my question is: is it ok to stop in the middle? If we do stop & decide to continue on with selective vaccination would they need to start over?? Any info. would be greatly appreciated. I've got two close family members who have autism (a first cousin and my nephew) and am really freaked out by vaccinations.<br><br>
Thanks!!<br><br>
Bowing,<br>
mamadawg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help">
 

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Of course it is OK to stop in the middle! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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In our case, I felt it was more dangerous to continue than to stop. We stopped after the 6 mos round and my youngest didn't get any at all.<br><br>
You NEVER have to restart a "series", you would continue where you left off. I stopped all vaccines in Sept of 1999 telling our doc I had to do more research...I'm still reading.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
HTH.
 

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We stopped after AJ's 2 mos appt. You won't have to 'start over' if you decide to keep going, but you can't take the shots back if you choose to go ahead when you're not ready to do so. They get the MMR usually at 12 or 15 mos and CP at 12 mos. I would definitely stop till you are comfortable one way or the other.
 

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great advice!!!!<br><br><br>
for your information:<br><br>
topic: midstream stopping<br><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100232&highlight=midstream" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=midstream</a><br><br>
topic: convince me to skip the MMR<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussion...ighlight=trabot" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussion...ighlight=trabot</a><br><br><br>
small advice.<br>
just get the twins weighed and tell the doctor you are delaying until you are done researching. The end. Nod your head if doctor goes off on it, tell him/her you understand their perspective BUT you are still researching and you'll let him/her know when you are done researching. Don't get into it. You don't have to justify your decision. They are your children not your doc's. hugs. tracy
 

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Thanks for the great info./advice. I've decided to tell the pediatrician that we're not doing anymore shots until we do more research. I'm sure we'll get a lot of grief for it--she's already chastised us for co-sleeping!--but our skin is thick. It's good to know that if we do decide to continue on with some of the vaccines, it won't negate it by delaying the series. Thanks again, everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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