Vaccination schedule- what did/do you...

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Vaccination schedule- what did/do you...
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 7:25pm

Vaccination schedule- what did/do you do?



  • I have not/ will not vaccinate my child at all based on current information
  • I follow an alternative schedule but my child will eventually receive all vaxes
  • I follow an alternative sched. and we do/did not vaccinate for certain illnesses
  • My child receives/d all vaccinations on time according to the CDC schedule
  • We started to vaccinate on schedule, then stopped due to research or AE
  • We started to vaccinate on an alternate schedule then quit due to research or AE
  • I have not made a decision yet.
  • other.


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Registered: 06-16-2009
Tue, 08-11-2009 - 7:28pm

I have not vaccinated my child for anything based on what I currently know, I am open to new information, data, studies, etc. that would change my mind, but for now we are declining vaccinations all together.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 12:05am

We are vaccinating .. on an alternative schedule -- though my LO hasn't had his Hep B vaccines yet, won't get the H1N1 and I'm pretty certain I won't vaccinate him against the flu this year .. I'll decide more at a later date with regard to him getting flu vaccines. My concern is that I do actually work with patients who have influenza, and I would hate to bring it home to Elijah.. although I'm not really certain what the chances of that are.

The nurses at our practice give me a hard time about it .. but our ped is totally fine with our delayed schedule. :)




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Registered: 03-25-2004
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 11:03am
My boys are three and up to date on their vaccines, but no more. They were diagnosed with Autism last year. We didn't do flu shots last year and we're certainly not doing them this year. I don't plan on doing any more shots with them. If there's an outbreak of measles, etc., I MAY rethink it. I just saw a video of a neurotypical boy receiving his boosters prior to kindergarten and he regressed into full-blown autism. My boys have worked so hard and made so much progress, I'm not throwing it all away. They were due for a Hep. A booster at their 3 y.o. check up but our pedi was perfectly fine with letting us hold off. She says they have people in the practice who don't vaccinate at all, so I'm hoping when I go in next year I won't get a hard time. I'll just have to be sure I'm wearing my "big girl panties" that day-lol! I printed off an affidavit for a religious exemption yesterday. I just have to get it signed and notarized.
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Registered: 12-13-2007
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 12:24pm
I have not vaccinated my 16 month old for anything based on what i've learned. I don't foresee that changing in the future.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 3:01pm

Brayden was partially vaccinated at age two. He got the polio shot and whatever the "older" vaccines were, I didn't want to do any that were new.

He got the D and T from the DTaP. He didn't get pertussis because at that time I didn't have all the information. I came from a different prospective because our family doctor told us that it was the Pertussis portion of the DPT which caused my brother's brain damage (AKA Autism). My pediatrician (at the time) was a partner of my brother's pediatrician who had retired. He was attending and speaking at vaccine conferences all over the world. After exhausting discussions, he told me that because my brother had an adverse reaction then yes, it is possible that if genetics play a role then my child could have this same "gene" (so to speak) as my brother. Looking back, I'm wondering if he was just tired of talking to me and decided to just agree with me...

Anyway, I never took Brayden back for boosters after age 5, he's 10 now. Vannah has never had a vaccine, she's almost 5. Probably never will, as long as there's a breath in me and I'm not afraid of the disease. If something were to change that made me fear the disease then I would of course, reconsider, but it's doubtful that I would allow either of my kids to have one at all. I wouldn't subject my health to one either. Nor would my husband...we learned a hard lesson from the flu shots he was getting at work.

My stepson is 30 years old, he had half the shots on the current schedule. He's always been a healthy kid, hasn't had the flu yet. I had less than half of that many vaccines and never had the flu until my husband got his first flu shot...but we all know that the flu shot doesn't cause the flu, it just causes *flu-like* symptoms.

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Registered: 12-10-2008
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:10pm

We started on an alternative/delayed schedule, ds got a DTaP and a Rotavirus vaccine at 2 months and then after more thought and research, I have decided on the "delay delay delay" schedule!

Basically, I'm not totally closed off to the idea of giving him any vaccines, but there are definitely some that I will not give him, like MMR.

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 1:27pm

Kiera was at more than schedule until 18 months and we stopped because of AEs.

No longer vaccinating and her Doctor was the one that suggested it. We then researched ourselves and agreed.






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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 3:02pm

Both my kids at domestic infant adoption were vaccinated with the first round of Hep B at the hospital to not draw any flags.


About 10 years ago, I began researching the anthrax vaccine; after being vaccinated with every vaccine known to man by being in the military. After finding what I found with that vaccine, and knowing one day I'd have to make a decision about future children, I began reading in other areas (including children's vaccinations).


I decided my future children would not be vaccinated. I always felt very confident in my decision and still do, but felt much more vindicated after reading the Vaccine Safety Manual. It's amazing to me that this is not mandated literature in the medical/science field.

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 2:34pm
We currently have our 7 month old DD on the Dr. Sears Alternative Schedule. I've done a lot of research on my own and decided to have her get all but the Hep B, but not so many all at once. We will not be doing the H1N1 vaccine, as her pediatrician is even leary about giving a vaccine that's been so quickly manufactured and tested. I would prefer not to do the Chicken Pox vaccine because I think it's absurd, but in the state of NJ if your child is in daycare or any kind of schooling, they have to have it, unless you

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 5:46pm

"It's amazing to me that this is not mandated literature in the medical/science field."

Thanks for the laugh, I almost spit my water at the screen! I've been looking at current textbooks for medical students. (Twin boys who are in their second year.) If you take these books one by one and slowly read bits and pieces,it really puts it all in perspective.

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