Immunizations- What's Your Plan?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Immunizations- What's Your Plan?
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Tue, 02-12-2013 - 9:09am

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The standard vaccine schedule for young children in the United States is safe and effective, a new review says.

The report, issued Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the first to look at the entire vaccine schedule as opposed to just individual vaccines. The current vaccine schedule entails 24 vaccines given before the age of 2, averaging one to five shots during a single doctor visit.

"The committee found no evidence that the childhood immunization schedule is not safe," said Ada Sue Hinshaw, chair of the committee that produced the report and dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says- http://www.ivillage.com/childhood-vaccine-schedule-safe-report-says/6-a-515703

Have you had a chance to think about what you will do regarding immunizations and baby? BTDT mamas, did you follow the vaccine schedule recommended by your doctor?

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Registered: 11-20-2008
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 7:06pm
I wish we could do the altered schedule. We definitely believe in immunizations but just feel like we chuck our kids full of too much at once. Unfortunately no one in our area offers anything but the mixed vaccines. Evidently it is very expensive to do them one at a time.....so sad!
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Registered: 01-17-2013
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 8:18am

We vaccinate on a modified schedule.  I've talked about it with our ped numerous times and he's supportive of our decision.

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