They give so many vaccinations now, even compared to 10 years ago when my first two were babies. I agree with waiting on Hep B. I don't know why they are in such a rush. It's a blood borne pathogen. You can only get it through sex or blood exposure. I don't think my newborn is going to be sharing needles or having sex.
I'm considering a modified schedule so that my kid won't be getting six or seven vaccines at once. Does anyone know of any good research on this subject? Any information on how many vaccines it's safe to give at once? I know certain ones you can only get in combination any more, like DTaP.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
We vaccinated DS on schedule. I didn't have time to do the research I wanted beforehand, so we ended up just going along with everything. I think vaccines for the most part are a good thing and save lives, even though they also kind of freak me out, but I plan to be a bit more cautious this time. I'd like to follow the Dr. Sears schedule with this one, and delay the Heb B and probably skip the chicken pox. I kind of regret giving DS that one. We also don't do flu shots in my house, much to all of our doctors' chagrin.