A 29-year-old member asked:
Is it ok if a child delayed doses of dtp vaccine?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
In my view, yes: I think that vaccination is very stressful to young children so delay it to about 6 months.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 19, 2015
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