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A 50-year-old member asked:

What age do babies generally get vaccinated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Variable: The timing is adjusted for the point when the vaccine can do some good and modified for the need for booster effect.The Hepatitis B Vaccine can be started at birth, the common vaccines at 6-8 wks and MMR and varicella at 1 yr. Boosters are timed to maintain and boost earlier benefits.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do babies have to get vaccinated?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Have to?Not necess..: esarily.There are parents who "opt out" for religious reasons etc. If it's just a personal preference you may run into trouble when it comes time to start school. I can't imagine why a parent wouldn't vaccinate their child against an illness that could potentially be fatal for them. Discuss with your pediatrician before you make a decision.
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