Delaying the MMR

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-2007
Delaying the MMR
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 6:02pm

I am a big immunisation advocate and have always been on top of them when they are due..Over here the MMR is given at 12 months after the 2,4 and 6 month shots.However Raf has been so sick with bronchial issues and viruses he only got his 6 month shot at 9 months.
I am wondering if delaying the MMR might be a good idea to?
Does anyone follow a delayed schedule..pros/cons?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2010
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:32pm

I have delayed all of the vaccines and only give one vaccine at a time. My DD still has

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-2007
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:46pm
Good to know :)
I know if I talk to my Dr about it he will say no have it done on time.I think I will do some research ..thanks :)
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2010
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 11:10pm

My doctor is very pushy with vaccines as well. But after 10 months he got the point that I wont budge and will only do one at a time and delaying the chicken pox and mmr vaccine until my DD will be going to daycare. My nephew didn't get MMR until 2.5 years old and he was fine. So if all you want to do is delay it by a few months I don't see what the problem would be. But definitely do research to help make your decision. :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Sat, 04-16-2011 - 8:29pm
Our doc does MMR at 12 months, and C did fine. I plan to do V's on time.

If you're thinking aout delaying, I'd recommend Dr Sears' Vaccine Book. He goes through each vacc and pros and cons.

 


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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-2007
Sat, 04-16-2011 - 8:34pm
Thanks for the recommendation :) I'll take a look at it.I will probably go ahead and do it on time it was just a thought but I like hearing what others think about these issues :)
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