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    Default What vaccines did you select/delay?

    Hey all

    DP and I have been discussing vaccines recently and we are pro select/delay vaccinating (when we finally have kids!)
    Just wanting an idea of what vaccines you selected and how long did you delay them?

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    I would have given the WC vax when my kids were bubs but you cant get it as a single shot.
    Now they are beyond the high risk age (IMO) and feel theres no need anymore.
    I was going to give my kids MMR and diptheria before they start school (just so their immune system could be as strong as possible) but AGAIN cant get them as single shots. Which is part of the reason we dont vax.

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    We chose to delay vaxxes until we felt the risks for contracting certain diseases increased, mainly due to location and lifestyle. So my 4yo and 2yo have just been vaccinated, my 5yo was already vaxxed and my 4mo is still vaxx free and will be until he's at least 1yo.

    We choose to give the following vaccinations:

    Varicella
    MMR
    DTPa (Infanrix-Penta)

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    Bumping this thread as I was about to post one the same. Interested in more replies please.

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    Default What vaccines did you select/delay?

    Bumping as interested In more answers

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    Default What vaccines did you select/delay?

    DS has his 2 month jabs at 4 months - I felt he was too little earlier.

    He did not get rotavirus as I don't think the risk in Melbourne is worth the side effects.

    We will delay MMR until 4 or 5 unless I can somehow get them separately from overseas.

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    Default What vaccines did you select/delay?

    This is somewhat what I think. I won't be giving rotavirus or hep b. but all the others as much as I don't want to give them, I feel too nervous about not giving them iykwim. If whooping cough came as a separate needle I may just give him that, as I don't feel tetanus is necessary. Argh so many decisions, it's stressing me out, I've read so many bad stories of babies having terrible reactions to the dtap vaccine, but I am scared not to give it as well. Either way I will worry. I don't think I will give MMR, or if I do it won't be until he is much older.
    Anyone else??

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    Default Re: What vaccines did you select/delay?

    Just wondering why you dont think tetanus is important?

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    Default What vaccines did you select/delay?

    The majority of tetanus infections in newborns are contracted at birth by using unsterile equipment to cut cords or unclean hands delivering the baby. Either this, or getting dirt into a deep puncture wound, usually by something contaminated with soil. So I think the chances of this happening is low, since I won't be taking my baby into farm houses or anything. He will also get antibodies through my breast milk as I have been vaccinated not long before falling pregnant. I not saying I'm not going to give it, I would probably wait until he is at least 2yo when the blood brain barrier is formed. But I haven't decided on anything yet and I'm finding it a very hard decision on what vaccines to give. In a way I wish I had never starting researching this as now I feel really worried about it all, whereas if I'd just given them as per schedule I'm sure everything would be fine!

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    Default Re: What vaccines did you select/delay?

    Just keep in mind children have accidents. The bacterium which causes tetanus can be in soil anywhere (even packaged potting mixes etc). Stepping on a prickle or a largish splinter has every chance of causing the infection. Or the possibility of a dirty toy from outside coming in contact with a wound during playing.

    While I absolutely respect your decision I personally dont think some things are worth the risk. Afterall we cant keep our eyes on them every second of the day..

    Chances of something happen are quite slim but I cant imagine how I personally would feel if my child was infected and it wasnt caught in time...

    Things like chicken pox, whooping cough etc I absolutely understand but tetanus for me is a whole different risk factor

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