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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of dtp vaccine?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine commented
Pediatrics 34 years experience
this opinion does not reflect the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics nor the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Feb 23, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Garbage!!!!! The most vulnerable period of a baby to whooping cough is the first six months of life when it carries a high risk of death.
Oct 19, 2015
Dr. Alan Levine
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.

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