- Do not vaccinate child if he/she:
- is having fever (even low-grade), or runny nose/
diarrhea/constipation, or any other illness, or still recovering
from an infection, or on antibiotics for other reasons. You
may postpone vaccination on another day.
- had any bad reaction or deterioration in health after previous
- had any past history of immune system disorder, severe
allergies, convulsions or neurological disorders, vaccine
- Always have full information on the vaccine's side effects.
- Ask the doctor on how to identify a vaccine reaction.
- Know the vaccine manufacturer's name and lot number.
- Report any side effect to the doctor, NVIC, and VAERS.
- Always ask for single dose, mercury-free (no thimerosal)
- Ask for separate vials of measles, mumps, and rubella, and give
them separately, months apart.
Recommended vaccine schedule:
(By Stephanie Cave, M.D. - DAN! Practitioner and Vaccine Expert)
Birth - Hepatitis B only if mom is Hepatitis B Positive;
otherwise, no vaccine shot.
4 months - Hib, IPV
5 months - DTaP
6 months - Hib, IPV
7 months - DTaP
8 months - Hib
9 months - DTaP
15 months - Measles
17 months - Hib, IPV
18 months - DTaP
24 months - Prevnar (1 dose only)
27 months - Rubella
30 months - Mumps
4 years - Varicella (if not immune already)
4 - 5 years - Hepatitis B series
4 -5 years - DTaP, IPV boosters
4 -5 years - Test titers for MMR and do not give unless not
immune. Immunize only for vaccines found to be negative.
- Ask the doctor to check vaccine titers to check for immunity before
- If you have to vaccinate, give the following:
Vitamin A (cod liver oil) 1 tbsp for three days before and on the day
of the shot.
Vitamin C 100 mg twice daily for infants and 300mg twice daily for
toddlers for three days before and on the day of the shot.
NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center)
421-E Church Street
Vienna, VA 22180
VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
Rockville, MD 20849-1100
24-hr toll free info line (800)822-7967