Many of my friends have started spacing out their child’s vaccines. Can anyone tell me what the benefit is of doing this (besides the fear of autism)?
I haven’t been able to find any scientific research that says that this is the best method of giving vaccines to your children. On the other hand, I have found research that states there are benefits of giving your child the vaccines as scheduled- such as the fact that they will be better immune to specific illnesses quicker than if they are spaced apart.
Anyhow, I spoke to Dr. Pantages about this, and although he also couldn’t give me any scientific research in favor of spacing them out, he told me that he is more than willing to do this if I wish it. I just don’t know though….especially in light of the whooping cough comeback. Alot of my friends are doing this though, so I’m interested in the reasoning.
Also, I was talking to Rhiannon tonight about a couple of vaccines she didn’t give to Ty and I thought she had a really good point. Are there some vaccines that you wouldn’t give your child?
Inquiring minds need to know!!! 🙂