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She was such a trooper, I just have to post about how good she was today!<br><br>
She drank the rotavirus oral med without complaint (the nurses were pleasantly amazed!) and only cried when getting the shots, then immediately stopped. Pretty good for an itty bitty thing, she's only 9 lbs 12 oz!<br><br>
We hope to have all the vax done before we get transferred abroad again (we travel and live in many different countries, we just moved to the US from our last home in Romania where dd was conceived). How can we go about extending the vax a little though? We want to get them all done by two years old, but don't want them as close together as the doc has planned (two months, then four months, etc)<br><br>
Which ones can we extend a little, and how long?<br>
Today she had DTaP, Rotavirus, Hib, Hep B, Polio, and Pneumocpccal conjugate.
 

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You can extend, delay, refuse any vax you want mama. Your her mama that's your God given right. You should check out the vax forum. Hopefully see you there.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Many, many parents on this forum have decided that there are far too many poisons within the vaccinations that we do not want to have injected into our children. There are also many, many of us whose children have had bad reactions to vaccinations. Some delay or selectively vaccinate. I'd suggest either getting no more vaccinations or perhaps getting only the ones that you are legally forced to get for your travels, unless there is a way to refuse the vaccinations.<br><br>
I agree that if you read around some more, you might get a bigger picture of your options. Good luck!
 

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My grandson got his last vaccine at age 15 mo. at which time we found out that he had several symptoms that the ped was not concerned about but were exactly the same symptoms as his 4 yo cousin who was diagnosed with autism.<br><br>
We stopped vaccinating cold turkey and he never got another one. It felt so good to know we had that option.<br><br>
Today he is 10 yr old and in perfect health. Oh, and he has a vaccine exemption in public school. The nurse didn't bat an eye, I guess there are more kids with that kind of exemption.<br><br>
I wanted to add that he has been to several different countries and we never even considered doing any more vaccines.<br><br>
To the OP, please be careful with the rotavirus oral vax, many kids died from it the first time it was on the market. That was why they took it off for several years. Now they brought it back again, wonder why?
 

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My advice would be to not be surprised if your doc is not willing to work on "extending" vax dates. If you have a ped or a doc who is pro-vax they are often very hesitant to delay at all. You might want to read some of the threads at the top of this board for more info on vax's in general. Good luck to you.
 

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Thanks Wantingagirl, I know I can but some need to be done within a certain time frame. I'd like them to be done before the time frame is up.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I'd suggest either getting no more vaccinations or perhaps getting only the ones that you are legally forced to get for your travels, unless there is a way to refuse the vaccinations.</td>
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I'm not looking to refuse all vaccinations, River Sky, as I indicated in my post. I know some people refuse them and consider them not necessary. I am not one of those people, however, and after my recent bout with TB I'm making sure that dd is vaccinated.<br><br>
Gitti, yes it's too bad that the symptoms of autism show up right about the time of some vax. I'm hoping to extend longer so as not to confuse or make a wrong correlation. I did an extensive study of the rotavirus vaccine for another purpose, ironically, months before I got pregnant. I know that the old one had safety issues, luckily the one Moe got yesterday was not that one!!!<br><br>
I dont think my doc is either "pro" or "anti" vax, but he does listen to my concerns and he's a very popular doc for that reason, so I'm sure we can work something out.<br>
Anyway, my original question was about how to extend them, anyone have any advice on that issue or did I come to the wrong place for suggestions on staggering schedules? Is there another forum where there are people that know anything about how to do that?<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We want to get them all done by two years old, but don't want them as close together as the doc has planned (two months, then four months, etc)</div>
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Well, you won't be <i>"all done"</i> by two years of age. At age four, she'll get the fifth dose of DTaP, the fourth dose of polio, the second dose MMR and second dose varicella. Then at age 11, she'll get the meningococcal, HPV and Tdap vaccines.<br><br>
Don't forget to factor in the first dose MMR, varicella and hepatitis A vaccines given at 12 months of age.<br><br>
Have you looked at the CDC schedule? There's a minimum dosing interval chart on page 3: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule-color-print.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-sc...olor-print.pdf</a><br><br>
Also, keep in mind that Hib, pneumococcal, DTaP and polio vaccine dosing is age dependent . For example, if you wait until 15 months to give the third dose of Hib, then that third dose would complete the series and she wouldn't get the fourth dose. For DTaP, if you give the fourth dose of DTaP on/after age four, then a fifth dose is not recommended. Same with polio, if you give the third dose on/after age four, then the fourth dose is not recommended.<br><br>
The CDC Pink Book chapters on Hib and pneumococcal (link in sticky at top of forum) have the age dependent dosing charts for both these vaccines at the end of the documents in the vaccine section.<br><br>
What are you planning on doing exactly? Giving <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> the recommended vaccines in one visit, but you just want to leave a few months in between? Or do you plan on giving just 1 or 2 vaccines at each visit? Will you be following the American schedule or the schedule of the county to which you will be traveling next?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks Wantingagirl, I know I can but some need to be done within a certain time frame. I'd like them to be done before the time frame is up.</div>
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There is no such time frame.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not looking to refuse all vaccinations, River Sky, as I indicated in my post. I know some people refuse them and consider them not necessary. I am not one of those people, however, and after my recent bout with TB I'm making sure that dd is vaccinated.</div>
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The TB vax isn't even available in the US.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Well, you won't be "all done" by two years of age. At age four, she'll get the fifth dose of DTaP, the fourth dose of polio, the second dose MMR and second dose varicella. Then at age 11, she'll get the meningococcal, HPV and Tdap vaccines.</td>
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Oh yes I know that. What I meant was, I want to have all the ones done that I can before I leave America when she's two, but not necessarily done when she's younger than that, does that make sense? I mean the ones they give at several months old, I'd like to extend a little longer, but not past two years of age, which is when we head abroad again. I hope I said that clearly, lol. If she's going to have the shots, I'd like her to have them in North America, not abroad.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Also, keep in mind that Hib, pneumococcal, DTaP and polio vaccine dosing is age dependent . For example, if you wait until 15 months to give the third dose of Hib, then that third dose would complete the series and she wouldn't get the fourth dose. For DTaP, if you give the fourth dose of DTaP on/after age four, then a fifth dose is not recommended. Same with polio, if you give the third dose on/after age four, then the fourth dose is not recommended.</td>
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Yes, that is exactly what I meant by <b>"time frame"</b>, thanks a lot!<br><br>
I'd like to just give one or two vax at each visit, not all at once. And some I'm skipping altogether, like Varicella. Hep A can wait until she's older as well, and I don't want flu shots. I have no idea where we will travel to next ( we never know until a few weeks beforehand) so I'm just trying to cover all the bases.<br><br>
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I don't want her to have the TB vaccine, although I could if I wanted to (I'm not American and not limited to just getting shots done in the US, by the way). But a friend of mine had the shot in Canada, and had a terrible reaction, so I haven't made up my mind about it,but I"m leaning towards "no".<br><br>
But since I know how easy it is to pick up diseases in the places we travel to, so I'd like her to have the vax I believe are important to keep her safe. I've personally seen how some of these diseases kill children pr at the very least, make them very ill, and some of the places we travel to don't have very good health care unfortunately. A Polish coworker of dh's is in Nigeria right now, and had to send his family home,the conditions were so bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"> I get my vaccinations as well, and would like her equally protected.<br><br><br>
Thanks for the schedule, someone also sent me the schedule that Dr. Sears proposes, which I'm looking over.
 

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One thing needs to be mentioned as well, for later when you decide to get your child vaccinated in another country for the same vaccine you have already done here in the US, whichever one it is. A lot of the vaccination dosings are different from continent to continent. As an example the dosing for the diphteria vaccine is different in the US to the one in Europe and therefore the time frame of each vaccination is also different.<br>
Just to keep in mind for future references.
 
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