Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vaccine Schedule Recommendations

Many people have asked me what vaccines do I recommend. I have a book that I suggest everyone read, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations, by Dr. Stephanie Cave. My response to parents that ask me what they should do is, do your research talk to your doctor before you start vaccinations, and if doesn't feel right don't do it. And my #1 response is if your child is or has been sick with in 2-3 weeks before your scheduled vaccinations, don't do it, because their immune system is weak and needs to build back up.

Do not vaccinate your child if he/she:
• is having fever (even low-grade), or runny nose/diarrhea/constipation, or any other illness, or still recovering from an infection, or on antibiotics for other reasons. You may postpone vaccination on another day.
• had any bad reaction or deterioration in health after previous vaccination.
• had any past history of immune system disorder, severe allergies, convulsions or neurological disorders, vaccine reactions.
• Always have full information on the vaccine's side effects.
• Ask the doctor on how to identify a vaccine reaction.
• Know the vaccine manufacturer's name and lot number.
• Report any side effect to the doctor, NVIC, and VAERS.
• Always ask for single dose, mercury-free (no thimerosal) vaccines.
• Ask for separate vials of measles, mumps, and rubella, and give them separately, months apart.
Recommended vaccine schedule:
(By Stephanie Cave, M.D. - DAN! Practitioner and Vaccine Expert)
Birth - Hepatitis B only if mom is Hepatitis B Positive; otherwise, no vaccine shot.
4 months - Hib, IPV
5 months - DTaP
6 months - Hib, IPV
7 months - DTaP
8 months - Hib
9 months - DTaP
15 months - Measles
17 months - Hib, IPV
18 months - DTaP
24 months - Prevnar (1 dose only)
27 months - Rubella30 months - Mumps
4 years - Varicella (if not immune already)
4 - 5 years - Hepatitis B series
4 -5 years - DTaP, IPV boosters
4 -5 years - Test titers for MMR and do not give unless not immune. Immunize only for
vaccines found to be negative.
• Ask the doctor to check vaccine titers to check for immunity before giving boosters.
• If you have to vaccinate, give the following:
Vitamin A (cod liver oil) 1 tbsp for three days before and on the day of the
shot.Vitamin C 100 mg twice daily for infants and 300mg twice daily for toddlers for
three days before and on the day of the shot.

NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center)
421-E Church Street Vienna, VA 22180

VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
P.O.Box 1100 Rockville, MD 20849-1100
24-hr toll free info line (800)822-7967
Email: info@vaers.orgFax: (877)721-0366

A good website to check out is Generation Rescue:

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