Vaccination schedule?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Vaccination schedule?
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 12:04pm

How important is it to stick with the prescribed schedule? I see

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 5:52pm

The vaccination schedule is a mix between what is best for baby and what will ensure highest compliance.


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Registered: 10-05-2009
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 10:51pm
it's mostly about compliance. If we tell a parent to get a shot every 3 months, they are more likely to do that. At least, that's what they teach in nursing school. It's not about what's in the best interest of the child at what age, but about getting parents to bring kids in.
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 11:58am
I think there's a lot of leeway for vaccine intervals. The presumption is that most people would prefer (and be more compliant with) fewer appointments w/ more shots at each.

If people are designing their own schedules, then it's harder to be sure they're keeping up w/ the shots.

If I were working w/ parents who wanted an alternate schedule, I'd print out their schedule for the chart and make sure they're keeping up w/ their own schedule.


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