The first thing i would like to say is this is NOT because of out breaks/media or current news topics.
DH and i always agreed we would vaccinate when the children were older...now DD is. She is in main ****** school (as in lower primary) so is in alot more contact with alot more people, she also participates in extra activities involving more people so i think its time.
Having said that there are certain vaccines that i find 100% unnessasary...chicken pox being one.
How would i go about starting a schedule for her?
Also, i would like to space them out and preferably only get single vaccines, though i do know some are unavailable.
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23-04-2015 15:42 #1Senior Member
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Im ready to start vaccinating my 6yo, how do i go about it?
23-04-2015 15:44 #2
You're first step should be making an appointment with your GP and discussing with them the order and timing 😊
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23-04-2015 17:13 #4
if your GP is on board with your delayed vaxxing, then yeah I would see him.
If not, then perhaps set out a list of exactly what vaxxes you definitely do want, a 'maybe' list and the ones you definitely dont. Then go see him
23-04-2015 17:33 #5
Just an FYI - some vaccines are not available separately in Australia. One of the reasons they are done together is so that the person only has one dose of the additional products included in the vaccine (eg preservatives).
23-04-2015 17:57 #6
My mum is a MCHN & is always talking about catch up schedules. Maybe contact your child health clinic & make some enquires?
It would be using the standard combined vaccines though.
I'm pretty sure if you want to give each vaccine individually it's hard to source the vaccines & you have to pay privately.
I once got a prescription for "measles" vaccine at work & we could not source any other than MMR vaccine.
23-04-2015 18:24 #7
GP visit for sure. You may not be able to get single vax in AU though but as I said the best person to talk to is your GP.
23-04-2015 21:41 #8
Which state are you in. I know that if you ring the Royal Children's hospital Immunisation clinic in Melbourne the people that run it are a wealth of information and are amazing to deal with.
03-12-2015 10:26 #9Junior Member
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Just out of interest OP, did you have any difficulties with your decision to delay vaxxing in terms of doctors and paediatricians not agreeing with your decision or putting pressure on you? I'm thinking of delaying too for my baby but not sure how it'll go down with the doctors and I don't want to be getting a hard time if I choose to delay. Just curious of your experience.
04-12-2015 00:20 #10
Just call your states main immunisation Centre. They will be able to work out a catch up schedule. It's done regularly, but can sometimes be a bit complicated. We regularly do "catchups" for adults whose parents chose not to vaccinate in childhood but now want to travel overseas...so childhood vax + travel vax. It can often take many months and visits.
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