Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vaccine schedules and such...

My younger daughter is turning 6 months tomorrow!  So we've fallen a little behind on shots because we were trying the "spread it out" method.  It was for no particular reason other than to spare her multiple needles at one time.  Well, here is a recent article that pretty much affirms the safety of the current vaccine schedule.

Childhood vaccination is a hot controversial topic that is emotionally charged for many folks.  Therefore, I know this will still not convince many parents to immunize their children, let alone vaccinate them following the recommended timeline.  So what is the recommended timeline?  You can read this link for more details on vaccine schedules.  In a nutshell, at the 2 month, 4 month, 6 month visits, it is recommended to receive 5 different vaccines each time.  Sometimes different shots can be combined so there are fewer needle sticks, but at the end of the day, it can seem like a lot.