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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. 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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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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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

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Some mothers are pursuing delayed immunization schedule. Is there up to date recommendation that delayed immunization is better?

Some 
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 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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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?

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

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When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

When should I start scheduling vaccine appointments?

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 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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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more