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i was told that i dont need to worry about getting vaccinations until my daughter is around 5 months old is this true or not i dont know when to do it and her next apt isnt until june and the doctors said it was up to me when i get them what do you all suggest please help

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Asked by mrswarner08 at 11:49 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You have the internet so my best advice for you is to do your own research and make your own decisions. This is a touchy subject for moms!

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:49 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • I agree with ReneeK3...if you ask for opinions you will get 10 pages of people arguing back and forth....just more confusion for you...they have the vaccine schedules online if you want to look it up...If you want the vaccines then your pedi shouldve given you the vaccine schedule....

    Answer by calliesmommie at 12:12 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • There's no right answer to this one. I will say I think it's GREAT your doctor is forward with you about this being on YOUR terms. Just research it. You can always GIVE a vaccine, you can never take it away, so if you wait and decide to do them, great!

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 1:54 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • it really is up to you but i will say that there are a couple things that you cant do past just a couple months. I thought that it didnt matter either and when we went for one of my baby's appts the doc said she wasnt able to recaive the drops anymore because she passed it by a wk. (my daughter is only 6 mths and this happened when she was abt 2 mths) so i would really look into it.

    Answer by ProudMammaMia at 4:22 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • depends on what you are wanting if you are wanting all the normal shots then they start getting them at 1 month ... my daughter is gettign hers this thursday

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:01 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • This schedule may vary depending upon where you live, your child's health, the type of vaccine, and the vaccines available. Some of the vaccines may be given as part of a combination vaccine so that your child gets fewer shots. Ask your doctor about which vaccines your child should receive.

    Hep B: Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV); recommended to give the first dose at birth, but may be given at any age for those not previously immunized.
    1–2 months
    Hep B: Second dose should be administered 1 to 2 months after the first dose.
    2 months
    DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine
    Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
    IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
    PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Rota: Rotavirus vaccine
    4 months
    6 months

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:04 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • 6 months and annually
    Influenza. Influenza vaccine is now recommended every year for children older than 6 months (instead of just the youngest, as before). Kids under 9 who get a flu vaccine for the first time will receive it in two separate doses a month apart.

    Although young tots (from 6 months to 5 years old) are still considered the group of kids who need the flu vaccine the most, updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommend that all older kids and teens get it, too (as long as enough is available).

    It's also especially important for high-risk kids to be vaccinated. High-risk groups include, but aren't limited to, kids with asthma, heart problems, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    It can take up to 1 or 2 weeks after the shot for the body to build up protection to the flu.
    6–18 months
    Hep B

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:04 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • 12–15 months
    MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) vaccine
    Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    12–23 months
    Hep A: Hepatitis A vaccine; given as two shots at least 6 months apart
    15–18 months
    4–6 years
    11–12 years
    HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls, given as 3 shots over 6 months. Also recommended for girls ages 13 to 18 years if they have not yet been vaccinated.
    Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster
    MCV4: Meningitis vaccine; also recommended for younger children from certain high-risk groups, as well as 13- to 18-year-olds who have not yet been vaccinated.
    College entrants
    MCV4: Meningitis vaccine; recommended for previously unvaccinated college entrants who will live in dormitories.
    Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
    Date reviewed: November 2008

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:05 AM on May. 20, 2009


    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:05 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • you should really look into vaccinations more.... here are some links....

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 AM on May. 20, 2009

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