U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Pinnacle, NC
A 39-year-old female asked about a female:

What are the benefits or downsides to getting first set of vaccines at 6 weeks of age versus 8 weeks? we have a choice at our doctor's office.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No difference: No difference in starting vaccine series at 6 weeks vs 8 weeks of age. For more information about vaccines check out the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No downsides: the choice is given to parents for giving a vaccine 2 weeks early to avoid missing a dose if their schedule conflicts with the vaccination schedule of their baby, wish you all wellness
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 2, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.