I have been doing a lot of research on the subject of vaccines. Nick and I have had a few discussions on the subject and have decided tha we will going down the delayed vaccination route hence this blog.
KY Vaccination Regulations
This is Dr. Sear's alternative vaccination plan recommendation
2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
3 months*: Pc, HIB
4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
5 months*: Pc, HIB
6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
7 months*: Pc, HIB
9 months: Polio
12 months: Mumps, Polio
15 months: Pc, HIB
18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox
2 years: Rubella, Polio
2 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A (start Hep B at birth if any close relatives or caregivers have Hep B)
3 years: Hep B, Measles
3 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A
4 years: DTaP, Polio
5 years: MMR
6 years: Chickenpox
12 years: Tdap, HPV
12 years, 2 months*: HPV
13 years: HPV, Meningococcal (once Meningococcal vaccine is approved for age 2, Dr. Sears will move it there and delay Hep B by 6 months
We do like the above alternative plan, however, after some further research this will be the plan Nick and I will be discussing with the pediatricians we will be interviewing:
No more than 1 aluminum containing vax per appointment.
Hep B (Delay until the year before starting school, although we may consider starting the series as early as 3 if we are considering preschool early)
Rotavirus-I don't want my child to be a guinea pig for the newest version when the oldest got pulled from the market b/c of complications so we will be skipping this little baby all together.
4 mo, 6 mo, 8 mo, 17 mo
4 mo, 6 mo, 8 mo, 17 mo (booster at 4 years)
5 mo, 7 mo, 9 mo, 15 or 18 mo (booster at 4 years)
Pneumococcal (PREVNAR)one dose at age 2
Age four-if at all
The MMR plan looked a bit like this...
Mumps – 15 mo
Rubella – 27 mo
Measles – 39 mo
Booster – age 5
Until I found this
*The MMR vaccines are no longer split up into 3 different shots. How my heart bleeds for Merck! We have chosen to wait until Brigglsey is over 3 to get the MMR shot.However, if there is an outbreak in my area of any of the 3 diseases, We will consider vaccinating immediately. Hopefully Merck will get their crap together before she is 3 and we can start the split up plan!!
I like the plan. She will get everything that is needed and her system won't get overloaded.
Just as a side note-I know we have 12 years until the HPV shot is recommended and that means 12 years for God only knows what to happen and what type of regulations to be put on this vaccine, but we are strongly against this vaccine as well as other new vaccines.
So there we have it folks-an alternative vaccination plan that we feel will be the best for our daughter...sure hope the pediatricians agree!
Anyone else planning on an alternative plan? Do share your findings!!!