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Spacing out vaccinations-HELP! Army Wife + 2 El Paso, Texas 756 posts
8th Jul '12

So my daughter is a little over 2 months old now, and will be getting her shots at her next appointment.



My thing is I want to space out her vaccinations, instead of giving so many at one time, but I have no clue which vaccines are given at what age, and how to go about spacing them out



If any of you other moms do this, could you please send me some links to some good websites about it, or tell me how you do your child's vaccinations

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
8th Jul '12

Meaning the time between vaccinations or the actual vaccinations?
If you want to break up the vaccines, you will need to find a Pedi who will order them for you like that, as most offices, unfortunately, don't carry them that way.

I ♥ Jam 50 kids; California 5670 posts
8th Jul '12

I don't do vaccines but Dr. Sears has a decent schedule for spacing them out.

Army Wife + 2 El Paso, Texas 756 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting nutmeg.:" Meaning the time between vaccinations or the actual vaccinations? If you want to break up the vaccines, ... [snip!] ... you will need to find a Pedi who will order them for you like that, as most offices, unfortunately, don't carry them that way."


I mean like how they give like 3 or 4 shots at once, I only want to do 1-2 shots at one time

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
8th Jul '12

you could just do 1 or 2 at each appt. or hold off on them for at least 6 months. those are the things ive heard of people doing. or like it was said, look up dr. sears schedule.

Army Wife + 2 El Paso, Texas 756 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting I ♥ Jam:" I don't do vaccines but Dr. Sears has a decent schedule for spacing them out."


I just started reading about his schedule, thanks

Army Wife + 2 El Paso, Texas 756 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting lolajessup:" you could just do 1 or 2 at each appt. or hold off on them for at least 6 months. those are the things ive heard of people doing. or like it was said, look up dr. sears schedule."


Yea thats what I want to do is only 1-2 at each appt, so she would get shots pretty much every month, but that way she wont be getting so much into her little body at once you know?

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting Army Wife + 2:" Yea thats what I want to do is only 1-2 at each appt, so she would get shots pretty much every month, but that way she wont be getting so much into her little body at once you know?"

then if theres a reaction you know which one it is.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting Army Wife + 2:" I mean like how they give like 3 or 4 shots at once, I only want to do 1-2 shots at one time"


Do you know the shots are combined though? One injections contains 2-4 vaccines.

Army Wife + 2 El Paso, Texas 756 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting nutmeg.:" Do you know the shots are combined though? One injections contains 2-4 vaccines."


Yea I know, thats why I'm trying to find out more information on how to go about this because I want her to be vaccinated but just not so much at one time

ChibiRamen 19 kids; Warsaw, Indiana 1526 posts
8th Jul '12

My kids shots are spaced out mainly because I SUCK at taking them in to the health department to get them their shots on time. They tend to get them just when ever I remember "OH CRAP! I've forgotten again!" LOL!

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
8th Jul '12

I would start by researching each disease and the vaccine so you can decide which ones you feel are needed most. Also by comparing the possible side affects of each vaccine you can decide more easily which ones you feel comfortable starting with and which ones you would want to give later or not at all. Www.nvic.org. ( national vaccine information center) is a great information center. The shots they offer this young are DtaP ( consists of Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines), Rotavirus (live), Hep B, Hib, and Pc.



Edit: crap I forgot Polio!

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
8th Jul '12

Oh and sometimes they combine these vaccines together also....which I don't recommend. If your baby has a reaction you won't know which vaccine they reacted to.