Friday, September 26, 2008

Immunization - Christophe

A while back we posted about vaccination and that we were trying to figure out what to do. A few months have past and I think we have it figured out. We read tones of websites and documentations on the various vaccinations; below is our reading list:

The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears

I am sure many of you are wondering what we have decided to do. The basics that we decided to follow is:
  • no vaccinations until 6 months or older
  • only one injection per visit
  • a minimum of 3 months between each injection
  • delay the MMR until at least 2 years of age
  • only give the chickenpox vaccine at the age of 7 years assuming he has not been exposed to this virus
  • no influenza (flue shot) vaccine since this one still contains mercury
In order to help me keep track of Christophe's immunizations, I have made a revised vaccination schedule that I will be proposing to our doctor on our next visit. If you would like to see how this compares to Ontario's Proposed schedule you can check out the Health Canada Web Site.

I want to give a shout out to Kim as if it was not for her I would not have had such a great list of websites as references. Thanks.

Once we show our proposed schedule to our doctor I will let you guys know what he though about it.

1 comment:

Kim said...

You're welcome. But please don't feel that you owe people an explanation as to the choices that you make as Christophe's parents. You are his parents. =)