2 month shots

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Registered: 07-03-2007
2 month shots
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Tue, 04-22-2008 - 10:36am

hi im new here,my name is michelle and i have 10 week boy/girl twins.they were born 4 weeks early so they are due for their 2 month shots next thursday.i feel very torn on this subject and am looking for some advice from btdt moms.i called their ped.office and left a message asking to know how many/what exact ones he is planning on giving them next week but i havent heard back yet.my main issue is that they are giving babies so many at once now,my mom said my brother and i got 1 at a time when we were little.that seems much more reasonable considering they are still so little(or any baby/child for that matter)so that brought up more concerns as far as are all of these vaccines truly necessary?my babies are not in daycare so i feel like they are not going to be as exposed to illnesses,is that an acurate assumption?which ones do you ladies feel comfortable skipping/delaying?does anyone know as far as parental rights go,do we have the right to refuse certain vaccines if we want to do more research??also for those of you who selectively vaccinated how did your pediatricians react?


tia!!

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 11:38am

Regarding your "rights", it depends on your state.

Rands

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Registered: 11-05-2003
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 11:49am

Hi Welcome to the Board!

You might also wish to visit the Non-Vaccine Support Board or the Vaccine Support Board for more information.

This is a highly personal decision. If you are comfortable, you could use an exemption and "hold-off" while you do your research.

Dr. Sear's book is popular for those wishing to follow an alternate schedule and given Dr Sears is widely respected it would appear his alternate schedule gets you "less flack" at the Ped's office.

We vaccinated DD until she was 18 months old, after a couple years of research we are comfortable with a decision to no longer vaccinate anyone in the household at all.

It takes time to come to whatever decision you are going to make - so I suggest taking the time to research the decision.

You could read a lot of the old posts on the board for research.

Visit NVIC.org and I like this web site a lot: http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/?page_id=13/back_to_basics/

As you do your research feel free to post any questions here, knowledgeable Moms from both sides of the debate will be happy to share their thoughts.

Tash

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 12:12pm

Hi there.

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Registered: 10-20-2006
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 3:03pm

Hi


We selectively vaccinate our son - he never had more than 2 vaccines at once.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 3:11pm
Perfect and Amen.

Rands

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Registered: 11-05-2003
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 3:26pm

"I just simply refused to hand my baby over and look the other way while they injected him with toxins I didnt feel comfortable with him having. I choose to be informed and involved when it comes to ANY decision regarding my baby's health . IMO any Dr who gives you a hard time about that, looks down on you for it, lectures you about what the CDC suggests, and all that other blah blah blah blah without truly hearing your CONCERNS (and very legitimate ones) should not be given the privilege (and yes, it is one) to treat the most precious thing in the world to you - your children."

ITA, that is such an important point to consider. Thank you.

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Registered: 07-03-2007
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 10:30pm
beautiful.i am postpoing all shots until at least 6 months and im going to dive into research.i KNOW however that there will NEVER be 3,4,5,6(wth??)at once.that seems outrageous to me!thank you all!!

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Registered: 02-20-2008
Wed, 04-23-2008 - 12:49pm
hello. I think vaccinations especially the basic ones are HIGHLY important. Why not delay or selectivly give. even though alot of the diseases are lesscommon now itstill is very important to vaccinate against them because they can still carry serious ramifications/complications. Some are less important than others. If you have premies they can be more susceptibile to diseases so you need to be careful. Just an FYI, this board is highly favored on the anti vaccination side and so they will try and convince you no matter what they are dangerous but please do research before you decide not to at all. Good Luck!
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 04-23-2008 - 1:01pm

this board is highly favored on the anti vaccination side and so they will try and convince you no matter what they are dangerous but please do research before you decide not to at all.


*** No one on this board is anti vaccination, and there have been no responses describing what you've said and no one is trying to make this difficult decision for the OP because it's not our decision to make.

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Registered: 11-05-2003
Wed, 04-23-2008 - 1:46pm

"Just an FYI, this board is highly favored on the anti vaccination side and so they will try and convince you no matter what they are dangerous..."

That could not be further from the truth.

Did you read our responses? Every single one said it is a personal decision take the time to research what you wish to do.

Heck, I even suggested Dr Sears book for an alternate/selective schedule.

People should have the "choice" and the ability to make an "informed" choice on vaccination - that's the side I am on. I have no problem with anyone that chooses to vaccinate, I fully respect their decisions.

Tash

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