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BunnyN
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Delayed vaccination?

Sep 11th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #1
 
I know vaccination is a subject that tends to get heated and I really don't want to start world war 3 here but I'm hoping for some practical guidance. Due to health issues and family history of reaction to vaccines we decided to delay vaccination of our LO. We are thinking about starting at either 6 months or 1 year but I'm not sure about how to go about it. We also want to separate the vaccines as much as possible but I have no idea how they should be timed, spaced or at what ages. Obviously she wont be getting them at the standard times. I'm concerned that doctors will only be interested in her 'catching up' as quickly as possible and it's not something we want to rush. Can anyone tell me how they did it or point me in the direction of resources on delayed vaccination.
 
 

 
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Sep 11th, 2013, 22:01 PM   #2
 
i think if you look at the other vax threads inky had her kids done seperate as he son had a horrendous reaction to them. as for spacing them out i can understand it if your likely to have a reaction maybe just get 1 at 12 weeks, then another at 24 etc instead and space them that way, a little immunity early on would be better than none so early start best. breastfeeding would really help to boost babies natural immunities as well. talk to the dr maybe?
 
 

 
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Sep 11th, 2013, 22:20 PM   #3
 
We're still yet to have lo's third lot done. We're convinced she reacted to the second lot. Hospital couldn't definitely confirm this so obviously we're concerned about the third lot. But we've asked doing one at a time and just get well it's not protocol!!!! Etc. Frustrating isn't the word. She's 7 months and we're considering doing them now but mainly because they've now dropped it from 3 jabs to 2!! Xxx
 
 
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Sep 11th, 2013, 22:30 PM   #4
 
Sophia had a bad reaction to her 1st jabs at 8wks old (she stopped breathing) my dr's surgery werent concerned and wanted to continue on as normal but I demanded for her to be referred to a paediatrician at the hospital. I didnt want her to have any more jabs but hubby and the dr's made me feel like a bad mum for feeling that way and in the end, she got her 2nd set at 7 months at the hospital. She didnt have any adverse reactions and the appt was made for her 3rd set which she got last week at 13 months old. Again, no bad reactions.
If ur concerned, I'd suggest speaking with ur gp and asking for a referral to the vaccination clinic at the children's hospital x

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Sep 11th, 2013, 23:06 PM   #5
 
Thanks for the answers ladies. Doctors haven't been much help. They are just horrified that she hasn't had them yet and basically say that severe reactions are impossible, something unfortunately know not to be true. It is fustrating because they act like we have unreasonable, radical veiws yet they are the ones that wont even listen to our concerns. I am not anti vaccines, I do believe they do good but that doesn't stop me from having concerns. They start with vaccines from birth here. We decided to delay them until 2 months but at two months she was loosing weight and we decided we needed to work out what was going on with her before adding to the mix. Unless we can find a doctor to work with us I think all we can do is say what we want and when but we are going to have to work that out ourselves.
 
 

 
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Sep 12th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #6
 
Can't you have them done at the hospital?
I had bad reactions to my jabs and bro can't have them as allergic to egg.

So Katie had her's done with a specalist and hospital transfer on standby. She was fine tho. Maybe talk to hospital about it and see what they say?
 
 

 
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Sep 12th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #7
 
Yes, I will ask to do them in the hospital. I didn't have an instant reaction though it was more delayed. I was unwell for several months after and the doctor believed it to be caused by the vaccinations and acctually advised I not get any more jabs.
 
 

 
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 14:13 PM   #8
 
Hi, my son reacted to his second lot of jabs and so I delayed the third set until he was 10 months old. He was fine that time thankfully I amended his schedule as I didn't want him to have the MMR - I went private and paid for single vax in the end. I just told my health visitor that he wouldn't be having it and that was that!

I also delayed my daughters jabs by 4 weeks each time, so instead of having them at 12, 16 and 20 weeks, she had them at 16, 24 and 32 weeks old. She won't be having the MMR either. Touch wood, no problems so far!! Again, I just told the health visitor how it was going to be, and she booked us in with the practice nurse to get them done when I wanted.

Ultimately the schedule, and which vaccinations your child receives, are up to you
 
 

 
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Sep 23rd, 2013, 00:07 AM   #9
 
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Hi, my son reacted to his second lot of jabs and so I delayed the third set until he was 10 months old. He was fine that time thankfully I amended his schedule as I didn't want him to have the MMR - I went private and paid for single vax in the end. I just told my health visitor that he wouldn't be having it and that was that!

I also delayed my daughters jabs by 4 weeks each time, so instead of having them at 12, 16 and 20 weeks, she had them at 16, 24 and 32 weeks old. She won't be having the MMR either. Touch wood, no problems so far!! Again, I just told the health visitor how it was going to be, and she booked us in with the practice nurse to get them done when I wanted.

Ultimately the schedule, and which vaccinations your child receives, are up to you
Thanks, it's nice to know I'm not the only one in a position like this. I'm thinking about skipping MMR too, at least until she is older and pregnancy becomes something to think about.
 
 

 
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Oct 5th, 2013, 17:57 PM   #10
 
I'm going to be delaying jabs with this baby, there is a great alternative vaccinacting schedule i believe by Dr Sears.
 
 

 
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Oct 6th, 2013, 21:11 PM   #11
 
I think skipping the mmr is risky you might be better to have them done single vaccs privately that wayy not such a risk for child.and less for immune to cope with. I agree bf as much as possible and I would see if your hospital has a children's vaccine specific specialist that you can explain and address concerns too it doesn't sound radical to me and I'm someone who has just had her baby have his 8weeks. But if I had history in family would also do as you are. Good luck x
 
 
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Jan 16th, 2015, 04:20 AM   #12
 
My son has the 2, 3 and 4 month ones on time, but i delayed mmr untill he was 3 and starting nursery, this was a long time ago now, and there were still concerns about mmr floating about at the time, my brother had a bad reaction to mmr when he was a kid so it seemed sensible to wait on our case, i think your concerns are very reasonable, ust take your time with descisions, i think its worth sticking to spacing once you start a course, but you dont have to have them all at once.
 
 

 
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 02:22 AM   #13
 
Yes I will be delaying if not not giving my little one her vaccinations, your antibodies are still present in baby until at least 6 months if not longer and baby doesn't start producing their own antibodies in any significant amount until a year old, so pointless giving vax before then
 
 

 
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Feb 27th, 2015, 10:47 AM   #14
 
Sorry -just gatecrashing this thread here -is it ok (i.e still effective) to have the first 3 lots spaced out more than 4 weeks apart? I really didn't fancy having them all so close together. I don't like all this pressure they put on with vaccinations!!
 
 

 
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Feb 27th, 2015, 11:04 AM   #15
 
I can totally understand people wanting to delay / give single vaccines where children have had a bad reaction to a vaccine or reactions run in the family, but for those who don't have that problem, do you not worry that your child will catch some of the diseases that they are vaccinating again?

Not trying to start a big debate or anything, I know there are some risks with vaccines, I'm just trying to understand why delay without any reason to? Surely that just gives your child a bigger window of where they could catch a disease?
 
 

 
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