Immunizations. A modified immunization schedule is one which deviates from the schedule recommended by expert panels after their extensive study of all available reseach.Those promoting these alternatives generally admit to the lack of any evidence as to a positive reason to change the recommendations.And there may be negative consequences to your child's healthy when the schedules are changed.
Change in timing. There are some parents who want to change the timing or number of vaccines given in the first two years. There is really no good science behind these "modified" schedules, but if you have concerns, bring them up with your pediatrician. There are times when the doctor may recommend a "modified" schedule for medical reasons as well.
Customized schedule. Each year the "standard" childhood vaccine schedule is updated to reflect new vaccines and other changes. Many times, a baby or child has missed shots or is late on some shots. The doctor can adjust the immunization schedule to make up for missed vaccinations or make other adjustments to accommodate the family's needs. In unusual situations, some vaccinations can be delayed by several months.
Altered shot schedul. Modified immunization schedules have been discussed more lately. The major drawback to spreading out immunizations over longer time periods is that your baby is not protected against many serious diseases during the period you have delayed the vaccine. The experts have developed a standard schedule which is protective, safe and convenient. Why change a good thing?
Delaying or... ...Deferring vaccines from their recommended scheduled times, or separating vaccines that are usually given separately, makes a modified schedule. The only reasonable use of that is to reduce the number of needles at one time, though some modified schedules actually increase it. And any departure from recommended schedule increases the chances of getting a preventable disease.
Changed shot plan. A modified schedule is one that varies from the recommended vaccines.