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My daughter is six months old, i took her to the doctor when she was 4 months to get her shots but the office was having some legal issues, is it ok if she is a little late on her shots and will they have to do the 4 month and 6 month shots at once?

im going to the doctor very soon and i acually switched doctors because i kept calling my regular doctor and they kept saying oh we still cant do it so i am just going elsewhere

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no they won't do the shots at the same time, there HAS to be at least a month between the shots. normally it's at the 2 4 and 6 appts, they may just do the 2 month shots at the 4 month, 4 month shots at the 6 month, ect. at the 9 month checkup, that's not even neccessary, they just have that checkup just to look at the child and catch up on shots, so that's what they'll probly do. unless they have you wait the 30 days and you just go in and get them.

    normally it's not a problem,but if your child is in daycare, normally they have to have their shots up to date there, so other than that it shouldn't be a problem.

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:07 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • they will not do the 4 and 6 month shots together she will get her 4 months at the appt and than u will go back and get the 6 months at a diff. time

    Answer by keithamy06 at 10:08 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • awesome thanks so much i was worried she would get tons of shots and be sick

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • yeah the 2 4 and 6 month shots are all the same exact thing, only difference is the dosage. they get a little bit more each time, which is why they have to have at least a month in between. they can't give too much of a dose at one time.

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:20 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • No! In fact, my son had his 2 mo. and 4 mo. shots on schedule and then we decided to switch to the alternative vaccination schedule (which spaces shots out more). The one thing I learned is that most of them really don't need to be at a specific time. Some of them just have to be administered within a couple years. For the most part, it's very relaxed. I recommend looking into the alternative schedule. Your baby will end up getting all the shots with the same protection, except for it's considered a little less risky.

    Answer by betheroo at 11:10 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • No problem, they can get baby back on a new immunization schedule that will get her up to date. Both of my kids missed at least one immunization visit due to illness (since they can't get shots when they're sick), etc. The doctors are very used to this and know exactly when she will need to make appts to get her shots back on track. :)

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 12:18 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • They will spread them out and she will be fine.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 1:55 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

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