What is delay vac & why?

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Registered: 09-02-2009
What is delay vac & why?
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 12:41am

You can regularly find me on the SAHM board but lurked in here since my 2 month old recieved her first vaccines yesterday.


My DS was vaccinated on time w/ every vaccine. This was due to him being in daycare @ the time & lets face it, not vaccinating isn't always "socially acceptable."


However, since becoming a SAHM I've begun to wonder how neccessary the vaccines would be for DD.


Why do you choose to delay & at what point do you start to delay it? I would prefer to wait until DD is a year old before introducing her to vaccines any further. But is now the time to start delaying them or is 4 months too young to delay? (As that is when she is scheduled to recieve more)


In the dr. office yesterday I overheard the nurse talking to a hospital rep saying that they'd seen 2 cases of chicken pox already that morning from children who weren't vaccinated. But again, since DD doesn't leave the house much what are her chances of being exposed?


I'm just confused. It's a war within myself. I know what I want to do but just like a lot of people don't know if it's the right thing to do. That's why this whole delay thing sounds so good to me....

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 1:37pm
I have not had any issues with social acceptance with regard to my child's vaccination status.

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 1:52pm

Thank you for your response.


My son's day care did require updated vaccine records but because he is now out of daycare and DD won't be attending unless it's an emergency I have started to really think about vaccines.


I am just SO confused.


You are right, it is definitely a personal choice.


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Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 3:39pm

Seems like your pediatrician has a bit of a conflicting ideology about the immune system.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:17pm

Danielle, what is your state, and what type of daycare does your child attend? (public vs. private).


Regarding "chickepox" (GASP!!!!!) What type was caought? Wilk strain or natural? CP is a live virus vaccine, so it's possible a non-vaccinated child contracted it from a child recently vaccinated. (the shedding period I belive is 28 days).


How can we assist you? ?What is it that you are wanting? needing?

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:36pm

I am in Missouri.


My son no longer attends daycare. If he does it is maybe once every 2 weeks or so. It is a very small public daycare. They only kept 10 kids while he was there & now keeps 20.


I didn't think about vaccines before. I just did them because they were required at daycare (or at least she requested his shot records every year) & that is what the pediatrician scheduled him for. So basically, I just did it!


However, now that I have a 2 month old that doesn't attend daycare, I have been more curious about it.


You'll hear from one person that a child is autistic b/c they didn't receive vaccines & another that says a child has it because they were vaccinated.


I want what's best for my DD. There was no bad reaction w/ vaccines w/ my son. No visible reaction anyway. So part of me says "why not just get Em vaccinated on time too." BUT there's another part of me that says "why do I HAVE to?"


I will be 100% honest, this is my first step in researching it. She just had her first vaccines on Tuesday & that's what made me start thinking.


I guess I just want to know why someone chooses to delay. What are the KNOWN repercussions to vaccinating vs. delay or not vaccinating? It is something I am VERY interested in knowing more about. I've talked to DH about it & he is on board with me completely.


As far as what kind of chicken pox, I have no idea. I was just checking out making DD's next appt for vaccines when I heard them talking.


I don't know if it makes a difference, but DD is strictly fed breastmilk so I feel like I'm doing what's best for her already & don't know why these vaccines are supposed to add to that. Heck, the two probably aren't even connected.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 8:29pm

You did not need to vaccinate in order to attend daycare (especially a public one).

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 8:44pm

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 9:44pm

Thank you! I'm anxious to look at it all!


Like I said, I am just in the early stages of this research but I am very interested. This is something I find very important & want to be armed with as much information as possible before her next scheduled round of vaccines.

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Registered: 12-13-2007
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:01pm

Hi Danielle!


I'm mostly a lurker here myself...I've been for the past two years.

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Registered: 12-13-2007
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:06pm

OH! The other thing I wanted to add was to ask your pediatrician if he has ever read all of the vaccine inserts and knows the ingredients and possible side effects.

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