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Vaccination schedule starting at 18 mos or 2 years?

My DD is 18 mos old and thusfar, vaccination free. I would prefer for her to stay that way, honestly. But I promised DH when she was born, that I would selectively vax if we could just wait til she was a little older....Well he just mentioned to me yesterday that he wants them started soon as she is almost 2. Soo....I was wondering if anyone knows of a vaccination schedule that starts at 18 mos or 2 years? Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:32 AM on Dec. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • Here are some questions to answer for yourself in deciding about vax.

    1. Name of the disease
    2. Description of the disease
    3. Length of time from initial infection to end of all symptoms
    4. Infectious period
    5. Normal symptoms of the disease
    6. Known serious consequences of the disease
    7. Proportion of persons infected developing serious consequences
    8. Transmission route of the disease
    9. Prevalence of the disease
    10. Treatments of the disease and efficacy of those treatments
    11. Relevant research about the disease
    12. Name of the vaccine
    13. Company that makes the vaccine
    14. Contents of the vaccine
    14A. The significance of whether or not the vaccine is live
    15. History of development of the vaccine
    16. Known side-effects of the vaccine and rate of incidence of those side-effects
    17. Possible side-effects not yet acknowledged by the vaccine maker

    Answer by Autumn22 at 1:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • 18. Relevant research into the vaccine
    19. How effective is the vaccine at preventing the disease?
    20.What is the vaccine meant to do? (Many vaccines are not meant to prevent infection or transmission).
    21.Number of cases reported each year.
    22.Number of deaths reported each year from the vaccine and natural disease.

    Here are some sources to help you out:

    Vaccines-The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices DVD, By Sherri J. TENPENNY
    YOUTUBE: (download the current issue)

    Answer by Autumn22 at 1:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

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