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Is A Delayed Vaccine Schedule Safer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?
Absolutely Not: In fact, current studies demonstrate that not only is there no benefit to delay but the risk of the diseases occurring (pertussis or whooping cough) is statistically higher. Be wise and immunize on time. Remeber these recommendations are based on expert opinions and research. Trust the pediatricians, not the chiropracter or actress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i was bitten by a cat. I got my first anti rabies vaccines and scheduled for 4 other vaccines. Does that mean if i completed the vac im free rabies?
Clarification: If concern for rabies is at stake i assume your 1st shot was human rabies Immune Globulin (hrig) which gives immediate antibodies until body can respond to vaccine by actively producing antibodies itself. On the same day you would also receive your first rabies series vaccine. Newer reccomendations are that three more doses normally given unless immune suppressed. Yes, to keep you well and safe. ...Read more
Regular well checks: Normally, vaccine appointments should go along with the normal well check schedule. Your pediatrician should be able to furnish you with the vaccine schedule they follow, showing which combinations of vaccines they use, and exactly when they are given, but most follow the acip guidelines and the chart found at aap.Org. So follow the well check schedule, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I must get 5th tetany vaccine this week but I'm busy can I get it next week?i mean it has problem for delay?
No problem: good that you're keen, keep the spirit ...Read more
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