Vaccination Question

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Vaccination Question
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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 10:48pm
I have a 4 month old who is scheduled to go in for his checkup and 4 mth. vaccinations next week. My mom sent me a book about problems with vaccinations and a possible link to autism. In the book is a vaccination schedule that I would like to follow. My question/problem is, since I have already started his vaccinations (2 month), can I switch to this new schedule, or is it a domino effect? Do I have to continue on the schedule that has already been started from his 2 month vaccinations?

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:21am

I don't think so but I'm positive that your pediatrician will say yes, continue on the schedule he wants you to vaccinate on. I am not on that side of the fence so I can not agree. None of us here can replace your Pediatrician's advice, but we can share our views and hopefully lead you into some serious research where you can confidently make your own decisions.

The vaccines are all very different. I myself can justify at least a couple of them for a select group of people. That being said, I just recently decided not to vaccinate my youngest at all but it was after pouring myself into reading about the pro's and con's. Having a little understanding of how government works will help too. Understanding the structure of the CDC and the AAP and knowing what a "conflict of interest" is (and how it is illegal) will help too.

My best friend recently asked me "don't *they* (meaning the CDC) run some sort of test that tells them to use a vaccine?" We were discussing why a newborn would need the Hep B vaccine. Yea, lol, the test is --- can a vaccine manufacturer manufacture it?

Make it and they will come .

(My best friend is a medical professional but I love her anyway!)

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Registered: 11-05-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 9:39am

You can vaccinate on any schedule you wish or choose to not vaccinate at all or follow the standard CDC schedule for vaccinations. It's entirely up to you as parent of your child.

You could also delay to do more research and then continue (or not) when you feel comfortable you have made an informed decision.

Which book did she send you?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 11:09am

Just so you are aware, there has been no credible study that links autism to vaccines, so be very careful what you read and where it comes from.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 12:05pm

The CDC schedule is simply a list of shots that are recommended.


You need to know what is required for your state vs what is recommended per the CDC.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 12:31pm

And for those who tell you don't worry about the autism vaccine link because it hasn't been proven, be very cautious, because vaccines have not been cleared to date.


So far, there hasn't been a credible study that PROVES one Christine (can you show me one?).


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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:06pm
She sent me What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:27pm

That's a good book but rather dated now.

If you are looking for a more recent book with an alternate schedule you might try Dr Sears new book:

http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Book-Decision-Parenting-Library/dp/0316017507/ref=pd_sim_b_img_3

And if you are interested a few of us are buying this book:

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppvaccinedb&msg=4013.1&ctx=0

And going to read a disease a week and discuss it on this board.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:49pm

Just because a link hasn't been found, does not mean one doesn't exist.

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Registered: 10-20-2006
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:55pm

Scientists/researchers are being DENIED funding for research wrt adverse events.

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Registered: 10-20-2006
Tue, 04-08-2008 - 2:59pm

First of all, you dont HAVE to do anything with regard to vaccinations - a common misconception a lot of people would like you to believe.


If you want to do an alternative vax schedule, let your pediatrician know.

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