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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 3 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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No.: No, vaccines would not affect a woman's period. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It isn't bad as long as you go ahead and get caught up. Hopefully the child didn't catch any vaccine preventable illnesses during the period when they were behind on shots. No harm done. ...Read more
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?
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
What to do if I am 16 and being offered the HPV vaccine soon in year 12, do you know if it would it be possible for me to delay and have it done next year?
My 4 year old has a cold & respritory infection & this triggers his mild asthma. He is scheduled for his polio vaccine tomorrow is it ok to do?
Get it now: There are very few, if any illnesses that preclude getting vaccinated. It's fine to be vaccinated when you have a cold, sore throat, ear infection, cough, uti, etc. Its also ok to be vaccinated while on antibiotics. If symptoms are mild, it should be fine to proceed with vaccinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer