Friday, October 9, 2009

Vaccines Part I


This is what is included in this Post:
  • What Vaccine Schedule are Doctor's following for 2009?
  • What is that Vaccine? I will give a description of what each drug is. This is given in Part II of Vaccines
  • Side Effects- Part II
  • Recommended Change in Schedule per the CDC
  • Where can I find more information?

Please Remember I am JUST making you aware of what each of the drugs are and why they are given. I am not saying you should or shouldn't vaccinate your children. I believe that is a personal preference and I want to help make you more aware. 

Here is a link to the vaccine chart that your children's doctor more then likely goes by:  2009 Vaccine Schedule

Changes in the Schedule since last release

Changes listed here are outlined in MMWR with figures, etc.
  • Recommendations for rotavirus vaccines include changes for the maximum age for the first dose (14 weeks 6 days) and the maximum age for the final dose (8 months 0 days). The rotavirus footnote also indicates that if RV1 (Rotarix®) is administered at ages 2 and 4 months, a dose at 6 months is not indicated.
  • Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months through 18 years. Children aged younger than 9 years who are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time or who were vaccinated for the first time during the previous season but only received 1 dose should receive 2 doses of influenza vaccine at least 4 weeks apart. Healthy nonpregnant persons aged 2 through 49 years may receive either live attenuated influenza vaccine or inactivated influenza vaccine.
  • The minimum interval between tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) and tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) for persons aged 10 through 18 years is addressed. An interval less than 5 years may be used if pertussis immunity is needed.
  • Information about the use of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine among persons aged 5 years and older at increased risk for invasive Hib disease has been added. Use of Hib vaccine for these persons is not contraindicated.
  • Catch-up vaccination with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is clarified. Routine dosing intervals should be used for series catch-up (i.e., the second and third doses should be administered 2 and 6 months after the first dose). The third dose should be given at least 24 weeks after the first dose.
  • Abbreviations for rotavirus, pneumococcal polysaccharide and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines have been changed.

Where can I get more information?
Also check out Part II at the bottom for alot more resources.

1 comment:

Tony & Heather Yancey said...

The Vaccine Book by Dr. Bob Sears is also a great resource for those who are interested in the ingredients in the vaccinations, the side effects, the populations that are at the greatest risk for catching these diseases, etc. It's an awesome book that I've recommended to many friends. It also includes an alternate schedule and selective schedule for vaccinations as well.

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