Vaccination schedule...

Rachel - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




Is anyone else considering delaying or "spacing out" their baby's shots? Since autism runs in our family, I want to take every possible precaution in preventing it in my 10 week old son.

At his 2 month well-baby visit, they wanted to give him SIX vaccines at once! I allowed the DTP shot, because pertussis is a real threat at his age. However, I refused the other combination shot they reccommended, and will return next month to get it (requires an extra visit, but who cares?).

I plan on following Dr. Sears delayed immunization schedule, but I'm still worried about many "unknowns" in the whole process!

Any thoughts? Anyone else concerned about the harmful effects of vaccinations on our babies? Anyone have trouble following an alternative schedule?

Your input is greatly appreciated!


Iysha - posted on 09/17/2009




I had my baby get her Hep B at 17 days old upon her discharge from the Hospital NICU. She got her Polio, Pneumococcal, HIB, Tetanus, and Rotavirus vaccinations at her 2 month well baby check up. The vaccinations at her well baby check up consisted of 2 intramuscular and one oral vaccine. I got them all at once because I heard on the news that Dr. Sears never said that it GIVES babies Autism. There is still a lot of research being done on the whole thing and I felt comfortable allowing my daughter to get all those vaccines at once. I perfered it that way since it has been given that way for a long time with good results and a significantly low amount of complications.


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Sarah - posted on 09/17/2009




I think what you are doing is smart. I think kids still need their vaccinations for the most part, but there are lots of things to consider. Just from 11 years ago they have added 3 new vaccinations to the schedule. Some like the croup one or the flu shot ones I think depend a lot on your child if you should or should not get. If a child has a low immunity or premature and it could be dangerous for them to get those diseases then I think they are good to get. If your family and child are for the most part pretty healthy people I think there is no need for the added shots. I babysit and in the past 3 years I have had two boys that show signs of autism (which is pretty scary). After attending some seminars on Autism I have learned that it comes from a week or fragil X. Thus the reason why it is more common in boys than girls. Girls have two X's so if one is week there is another to help it out. Sometimes there are 2 week X's, so there are girls that do get it. There are many different things that can "trigger" the Autism. Since you know it runs in the family you know the genitic side is there, so reducing as many other factors that you can is smart. A website you might be interested in is I went to the seminar that this Dr. had and wow. What an extremely smart woman and she has done ton of research on brain development. She talks about things that can be harmful, different things to use for diagnois, and how to treat or go about making the child as successful as possible.

Sara - posted on 09/17/2009




I would follow Dr. Sear's recommendations if you are comfortable with that. I agree that it's scary, but it is also important to get your baby immunized. Good luck!

Sandra - posted on 09/17/2009




to be entirely honest with you i was when i first fell pregnant but i read up on all of them and i wouldn't have it any other way paige needs her shots as do i and darren and our families esp' the whopping cough i watched a documentry on telly bout a baby girl that died from that and it was so sad. even though there is a risk and a lot of concern about autism how greater percentage is it. ??

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