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Dr. EMILIA MATOS
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Delayed Vaccines (Overview)

Delayed vaccines means a person is purposely waiting until he is older before getting the recommended vaccines. Delaying vaccinations is usually not a good idea because the person will remain vulnerable to getting the bad diseases until he gets protected by the vaccinations.


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What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?

What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?

Hard to be a parent: Unfortunately, the fraud of few discredited researchers has led many to avoid or delay vaccines.Playboy bunnies use their fame to offer alternative schedules. Sadly, the delay has led to avoidable deaths in the US. There is no schedule better or more successful than the one indicated by the AAP and your doc. Accept the junk science behind the anti-vaccine movement and your kid may die as a result. ...Read more

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Dr. EMILIA MATOS
11 doctors shared insights

Delayed Vaccines (Overview)

Delayed vaccines means a person is purposely waiting until he is older before getting the recommended vaccines. Delaying vaccinations is usually not a good idea because the person will remain vulnerable to getting the bad diseases until he gets protected by the vaccinations.


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Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Birth control pills: When women have frequent and irregular bleeding, a doctor after taking a history and performing a physical exam may recommend birth control pills. They prevent the woman's ovaries to produce hormones, while providing her body with the hormones she needs to have a regular cycle. ...Read more

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What are the medical reasons that prevent a person from taking vaccines?

What are the medical reasons  that prevent a person from taking vaccines?

A few: There are a few medical reasons not to receive vaccines, Some people have actual allergies to a component of a vaccine. (pretty rare). Also people with a suppressed immune system (from drugs or illness). Those with severe reactions to childhood vaccinations should probably not have repeat pertussis immunization which is the most likely cause. ...Read more

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What does a delayed vaccine schedule mean and is it better to vaccine children in the schedules already approved and recommended?

Hard to be a parent: Unfortunately, the fraud of few discredited researchers has led many to avoid or delay vaccines.Playboy bunnies use their fame to offer alternative schedules. Sadly, the delay has led to avoidable deaths in the US. There is no schedule better or more successful than the one indicated by the AAP and your doc. Accept the junk science behind the anti-vaccine movement and your kid may die as a result. ...Read more

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I would like some advice on delayed/selective vaccine schedule?

I would like some advice on delayed/selective vaccine schedule?

Avoid them: The standard schedule of vaccines is both safe and effective for infants and children. The spacing advised by Playboy bunnies and a few well meaning docs is cruel for no benefit. Good info can be found at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia vaccine information center. ...Read more

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Is it dangereous to delay child vaccine that is supposed to be given at 4 yrs age by a month or so? I think it is just one shot.

Is it dangereous to delay child vaccine that is supposed to be given at 4 yrs age by a month or so? I think it is just one shot.

No, but: It is fine to delay the shot if/when it would interfere with the other things you have going on. Sometimes we do after asking you about family members on chemo or other issues that would be important.But don't forget the need is still there to get these boosters to keep the kid safe. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to delay the HPV vaccine a year?

Would it be a good idea to delay the HPV vaccine a year?

Hard to say: You certainly delay any benefit from the vaccine if it is delayed or the series is incomplete.You provide no reason for considering a delay.Patients at my office can get the vaccine unless they have a significant illness during the visit. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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What happens if you skip or delay vaccinations?

What happens if you skip or delay vaccinations?

Death or disability: The infant vaccines are responsible for the decline of whooping cough and meningitis deaths and disability over several decades.These are often more deadly and more common for infants under 6 months of age.Sadly lots of fake research and anti-vaccine junk science have confused parents. I refuse to allow any parents into my practice that do not vaccinate their infants on schedule.Skip/delay=risk ...Read more

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Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Delaying 12 month vaccinations? How late after the one year birthday can an infant's 12 month vaccinations be delayed?

Why do So?: Better late than never. Delaying vaccines have been demonstrated to increase the risk of obtaining the disease while " waiting" in addition, studies have shown that when delayed, the vaccins are often never given at all. Unless there is a specific medical reason to wait, it only has a downside with no upside whatsoever. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and downfalls of delaying my child's vaccinations?

What are the benefits and downfalls of delaying my child's vaccinations?

Weigh risk/benefit: There are no known benefits of delaying vaccines, but the risks of doing so are potentially severe or even fatal (e.g. Meningitis). One study in the journal pediatrics in may 2010 by drs. Michael smith and charles woods looked at children on delayed and traditional vaccine schedules. The delayed group did not perform better on any of 42 tests of cognitive, motor, and behavioral tasks. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for us to delay the second dose of prevenar vaccine?

Can it be possible for us to delay the second dose of prevenar vaccine?

Yes it can be delaye: Yes it cam be delayed but it does not make any sense to delay the second dose if you have had first dose already.You should not delay second dose in my opinion ...Read more

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Do vaccines stop or delay efforts to find cures for those who are already infected?

Do vaccines stop or delay efforts to find cures for those who are already infected?

Prevention only: Unclear question -- not sure I understand. But almost all standard vaccines prevent infection but have no effect in people already infected. They do not delay or interfere with cure with standard treatments of infected people, and do not delay research on cures. Do not hesitate to receive recommended vaccines -- at your age, especially HPV and hepatitis B vaccines if not already done. ...Read more

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Do I need to delay my child's vaccinations if he is ill?

Do I need to delay my child's vaccinations if he is ill?

No: If your child has a serious or evolving illness, vaccinations should be delayed. There is no reason to delay vaccines during minor common illnesses like a cold or ear infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any negative heath side effects from delaying vaccinations..?

Please tell me if there are any negative heath side effects from delaying vaccinations..?

Avoid Death/injury: We have been blessed by decreasing numbers of deaths due to illnesses like pertussis, polio, hib meningitis ; the like. Many parents assume since the other kids in the neighborhood get shots, her baby doen't need to. Well? Just assume that traveler from asia/south america/etc. Didn't get of a plane yesterday incubating that illness before brushing into you at the mall is it worth your babies life. ...Read more

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Does pervasive developmental delay ever happen because of vaccines?

Does pervasive developmental delay ever happen because of vaccines?

No: It is important to know there is no association between vaccines and pdd. In fact, since the vaccine scare, there are a certain percent of kids whose parents chose not to vaccinate, despite this, the incidence of pdd has risen. There is, however, a risk in the future for having a resurgance of childhood diseases, like measles if enough kids aren't vaccinated. Good question. ...Read more

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