Looking for info about delaying vacs

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Registered: 03-22-2005
Looking for info about delaying vacs
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 4:54pm

Could anyone point me to some good scientific studies regarding delaying vaccinations?

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 10:01pm

I would suggest getting Dr. Sears Vaccination Book.

Good luck with your decision.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Fri, 04-03-2009 - 8:47am

In addition to Tash's post, try this: http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/

I don't think any study's exist at this point - I believe it lies more with a person's comfort zone if they want to vacc but delay.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sat, 04-04-2009 - 5:59pm

Study the diseases, some are less harmful to an older child, more harmful to an infant while other disease are most harmful to adults.

Study Hep B (the disease, not the shot) and then decide if you think your newborn may be having sex or doing drugs before the shot wanes. If you hang out with prostitutes or drug addicts then you'll want to make sure that they don't spit, cough, or sneeze into the baby's mouth. (Yes, I'm being a smarta$$ but it's true!)

It's highly unlikely that your newborn may contract tetanus. Even if he did, there's an emergency vaccine for that. Tetanus is only dangerous if a deep-wound has Tetanus and the wound was not properly cleaned. Tetanus can only survive on dead tissue. Back before sanitary living conditions - during the wars the soldiers would not get medical attention for days, weeks, even months. That is why Tetanus vaccines were so important to the soldiers. But tetanus is everywhere, it may be on the bottom of your shoe right now!

If your baby is no longer a baby then the whooping cough is not as dangerous any more. If you had whooping cough then your immune system will protect your baby for at least the first 18 months, even longer if you breastfeed and the protection is much greater if you breastfeed.

Just some considerations to keep in mind, but Dr. Sears is the one to turn to for delaying. However, if they keep adding new ones, I think this procedure will prove to be complicated and time consuming.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 1:12am

Here's a link I just found...it has many delayed schedules!


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Registered: 10-18-2007
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 12:02pm

Name stealer :)

There is no scientific basis for separating vaccines, because the studies don't exist. Combination vaccine studies all compare vaccinated kids to vaccinated kids, and usually a specific combination compared to another vaccine in its place. It's not really all that useful. The combination of vaccines that could be given to any child are rather infinite.