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Is there an alternative vaccination schedule so my baby doesn't have so many vaccines in one day?

Is there an alternative vaccination schedule so my baby doesn't have so many vaccines in one day?

Why extra pain days: Having done this now for >3 decades I have witnessed the increasing amounts of anxiety in nervous parents who don't know who to believe about vaccines. I find that babies do better than the parents & they handle 4-5 vaccines at a time the same as they do 1. Spreading them out just means more painful days & i find that abusive.There is also no data to say they work as well spread out. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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My baby is 8 month old nd has infected by rota virus once. i missed the rota vaccination schedule now wt can i do ? is there any alternative ?

My baby is 8 month old nd has infected by rota virus once. i missed the rota vaccination schedule now wt can i do ? is there any alternative ?

Rota virus vaccine : There is 2 kinds of rota virus vaccine one is given in 2 doses at 2 & 4 mos of age & the other in 3 doses to be completed before 6 mos of age, your child missed the chance to get the vaccine but unfortunately there in no other vaccine for older children, hopefully he mi get some immunity from the previous infection that he had. Try to keep up with the rest of his immunizations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the vaccination schedule/ program for various age group?

What is the vaccination schedule/ program for various age group?

Vaccine schedules: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ Schedules vary by age and previous immunization status. The CDC updates immunization schedules annually on their website. ...Read more

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I'm late for my daughter 2 months vaccination schedule..about 3 weeks late. Waht should i do?

I'm late for my daughter 2 months vaccination schedule..about 3 weeks late. 
Waht should i do?

Not to worry: Getting vaccines delayed by 3-4 weeks is of no great concern. Ideally the vaccines should be given at the times when they are recommended. But due to some reasons or another some do get delayed. These reasons can be minimized but vaccines should be given as soon as possible after the delay. Most vaccines cannot be pre-poned but slight delay is ok. ...Read more

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Do you recommend the traditional vaccination schedule?

Do you recommend the traditional vaccination schedule?

Yes: Yes i do. My kids got it and my grand kids now are getting it. I think it is irresponsible both as a parent and physician not to recommend it. All the theories of causing this and that are disproven. Do bad reactions occur sure, but we know bad reactions happen if they get the disease, look at all the whooping cough that is coming back. We can't count on herd immunity any more! ...Read more

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What is appropriate nutrition and vaccination schedule for a preemie?

What is appropriate nutrition and vaccination schedule for a preemie?

Yes: Loaded question! nutrition: highly dependent. Fortunately, preparing you for home care (including nutrition) is one of the things nicu does best. You'll be taught all about feedings before discharge, and your baby's nutrition will be frequently reassesed by your pediatrician after you come home. Vaccinations: typically, same as full-term; some premies do need additional vaccines, (eg. Synagis). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of an alternative pediatric vaccination schedule?

What are the benefits of an alternative pediatric vaccination schedule?

Unscientific&Dangero: There are no benefits and in my opinion can be dangerous as tis kind of approach leaves too many kids unprotected for too long time and there is no scientific evidence to support it as these have not been studied at all This approach is not approved or recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics or Center For Disease Control. ...Read more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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Can we stagger the vaccination schedule for our newborn? Is it necessary to give all the shots according to schedule? What're the risks in staggering?

Can we stagger the vaccination schedule for our newborn? Is it necessary to give all the shots according to schedule? What're the risks in staggering?

Its child abuse: I find the kids recover from 5 shots almost as quickly as 1, and the idea of taking an infant in every week for staggered shots is, to me child abuse. Playboy bunnies and a few physicians offer this an untested way to avoid "problems" that have been disproven. It also increases the chance the kid will miss vaccines along the way. ...Read more

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For those metabolic drs. Out there, what would be your standard protocol for glutaric aciduria type 1? Meds? Formula type? Vaccination schedule? Etc.

For those metabolic drs. Out there, what would be your standard protocol for glutaric aciduria type 1? Meds? Formula type? Vaccination schedule? Etc.

Special diet, etc...: For metabolic disorders, the genetics specialists at a children's hospital is the best source of help. The site http://www.Newbornscreening.Info/parents/organicaciddisorders/ga1.Html#4 has good info on glutaric aciduria treatment. One goal is to avoid infections, which would make a baby not eat and get internal stress (metabolic crisis occurs, leading to more brain damage). So, vaccines are good. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

Already recommended: The vaccine is already recommended by the cdc, aap, aafp and acip as part of the routine childhood immunization schedule for both boys/ girls. We give it in our office starting at the 11 y/o well child check. Not many, if any states mandate it for school yet because of its controversy related to it being a vaccine to protect against an infection you get with sex. Get it sooner rather that too late. ...Read more

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Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

That's a new one: Having followed kids before/during and after vaccinations for more then 3 decades I can tell you with comfort that there is no relationship between shots and constipation. In infants you don't really need a reason, they do it off and on in spite of everything you do. ...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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I got all of my vaccinations when I was an infant. I'm 20 now. Do I need to renew any of them?

I got all of my vaccinations when I was an infant. I'm 20 now. Do I need to renew any of them?

CDC reference: The CDC website has lists of the recommended schedules based upon age and previous vaccination history. Check out the site below to find the schedule that most matches your situation. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/syndicate.html ...Read more

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Is a fever of 101 concerning in a 2 month old infant in the 24 hours following vaccination?

Is a fever of 101 concerning in a 2 month old infant in the 24 hours following vaccination?

Fever: fever more than 24 hours after vaccination should have a different reason Make sure no other issues like breathing problem, vomiting, etc ...Read more

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Infant is 12 weeks old.. Affected by cold n cough.. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination. .. Baby is active.. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Infant is 12 weeks old.. Affected by cold n cough.. Have got appointment by doctor for vaccination. .. Baby is active.. Can it withstand for vaccinati?

Doctor to decide: The doctor will evaluate the child and determine if the child should or should not have the immunizations that day. If you have concerns discuss them with the doctor. ...Read more

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Son was scheduled for 3rd polio vaccination on the 4th of November, he received the vaccine 10 days earlier. Is there a problem, when is the next one?

Son was scheduled for 3rd polio vaccination on the 4th of November, he received the vaccine 10 days earlier. Is there a problem, when is the next one?

Polio vaccine: It would be hard to know without knowing which polio schedule he is on but his ten days could be or may not be too early and his fourth polio , again depending on the vaccine is after his fourth birthday ...Read more

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Hi doc to discontinue the pcv vaccination after ist vaccines.my pedia has scheduled monthly but its expensive.is my child safe?

Hi doc  to discontinue the pcv vaccination after ist vaccines.my pedia has scheduled monthly but its expensive.is my child safe?

Define safe: Vaccines help a patient develop active antibody protection against illness.To achieve longer term benefit, the full series of the PCV vaccine must be completed or initial benefits wear off.The pneumococcal germ is known to cause blood poisoning, meningitis & other illnesses.They have declined in frequency among vaccinated kids.These diseases are treatable if detected early, but are significant. ...Read more