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We have our "overdue" 6 month appt on Thursday. I've read/researched much more on vaxing and would like to NOT follow the traditional schedule. However, we've started everything (HepB/HIB, DTaP, IPV, PCV). We plan to selectively vax (starting now) and delay.<br><br>
My concern is having to "start over" when she is older. What should we "finish" now to avoid that?<br><br>
(I'm not worried about HepB, that can wait in my mind)<br><br>
Thanks so much for yor help and insight!!!
 

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How long are you planning to delay?<br><br>
Also, here are two things to consider:<br><br>
* Pneumococcal (Prevnar) is not mandatory in NJ for school entry<br>
* Hib is mandatory for daycare and preschool (and if you wait until preschool for that one, then you may only need one more dose on or after 15 months)
 

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This book talks about if you wish to quit or revise the schedule:<br><br><a href="http://www.cure-guide.com/Vaccine_Guide/vaccine_guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.cure-guide.com/Vaccine_Gu...ine_guide.html</a><br><br>
Also, you may be interested in this:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=356836" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=356836</a><br><br>
I quit after my daughter's 2 month shots after her seizure reaction from them.
 

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If you don't plan on using a religious exemption, in New Jersey, a parent can write a letter stating their child has already had varicella (chicken pox) in order to avoid this requirement:<br><br><a href="http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/chap14.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/chap14.pdf</a>
 

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According to the CDC, there is never any need to start over. Once you've started, you can complete 10 years later (or more) according to them.<br><br>
IPV, you can wait until you plan on traveling somewhere that still has outbreaks of polio, cause you certainly aren't going to catch it here in America. (But if you research polio, you might see it's not so dangerous after all and decide not to do it.)<br><br>
Hib and PCV protect against diseases that occur mainly in kids 2 years and younger, but up to 5 years. So, if you wait until two years, you might not decide to do those two at all. We never had them when we were kids. We didn't get HepB either, actually.
 

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Nope, you won't have to start over. There is info all over the cdc saying that the time in between shots doesn't affect the effectiveness. Here is a link to the catch up schedule- note that it only says the "minimal interval" there is no maximum interval. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule.htm#catchup" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule.htm#catchup</a><br>
At the moment, I can't find any of the pages that specifically state the the length of the interval doesn't matter. If you are interested, you can search from here <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip" target="_blank">www.cdc.gov/nip</a> or I can look more.<br>
Oh, here's something from <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5102a1.htm" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5102a1.htm</a>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Lapsed Vaccination Schedule<br>
Vaccination providers are encouraged to administer vaccines as close to the recommended intervals as possible. However, longer-than-recommended intervals between doses do not reduce final antibody concentrations, although protection might not be attained until the recommended number of doses has been administered. An interruption in the vaccination schedule does not require restarting the entire series of a vaccine or toxoid or the addition of extra doses.</td>
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Also, your dc is partially protected from many of the diseases that she's gotten. Hib and prevnar come to mind, though I do think that I've read just about the same info for every vaccine except for polio.<br>
prevnar<br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5308a5.htm" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5308a5.htm</a><br>
hib<br><a href="http://www.vaccineinformation.org/hib/qandavax.asp" target="_blank">http://www.vaccineinformation.org/hib/qandavax.asp</a><br><br>
And with hib and prevnar, the older the child, the fewer total doses they need. I think if you start at 24 mos you need only 1 dose of hib, and at 15 mos you need only one dose of prevnar. Compared to 4 doses of each if you start at 2 mos.<br><br>
HTH
 

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I am going to take a few hours to digest this info and do some more research. I know my pedi respects/trusts the CDC, so I will start there for information to back myself up.<br><br>
Later today, I'll post answers specifically to questions you were all nice enough to ask.<br><br>
Thank you!
 

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I just wanted to post some good pedi news for a change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We went for our "late" 6 month appt, armed and prepared to discuss vax issues with our ped. We saw the new doctor (ours is still on maternity), so after declining the flu shot, I said that I have been doing some research and would like to delay DD's vaccinations. And he said, "OK" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><br><br>
DH and I looked at each other in amazement!! I am so very happy because I REALLY didn't want to have to switch peds - they are very supportive of breastfeeding and have a great staff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm glad the pressure is off of you for now. I hope your ped stays this way. Some on this board have had a ped ok with delaying but later put the pressure on towards age 2 and 3. Cross that bridge when/if you get to it though, but it's good to know what you are up against just in case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> so you don't get suprised later.<br><br>
Huge sigh of relief huh? hehe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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