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Hi Ladies,<br><br>
I was wondering if you could help me out. My DD received her first set of vaccinations at 3.5 months old. When we went in for her 5.5 month appointment, she was ill with a cold. The Dr. was still willing to vaccinate but I firmly said "NO". He was VERY concerned about spacing the vaccinations more than 2 months apart. He rescheduled us for 2 weeks later, but she's still not perfectly well, and I refuse to vaccinate her when her immune system is not up to the challenge. I know that he's going to be pushy and want to vaccinate her because she's already "behind" (which is a choice that I made), does anyone have information that says that it's not a problem to space vaccines more than the "normal" time apart. The more reputable the source, the better.<br><br>
Thanks so much for your time, it is truly appreciated.
 

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May want to post this on the subforum, selective/delayed vaxing.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=373" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...play.php?f=373</a>
 

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He (your doctor) just needs to go to the CDC site. It is very clear that there are minimum spacings for vaccines, but not maximum (except odd stuff like rotavirus with a maximum age cut-off). Honestly, I think he's too ignorant to be your doctor (am I just in a bad mood today?). You deserve better.
 

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That doctor is making that up to keep you coming in and follow his schedule. The CDC says you can continue with a series any time and do not have to start over again. The spacing in between is irrelevant.<br><br>
But why do you follow his advice? Research it for yourself and do as you feel is best for your child. It is your child and not his.
 
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