How to Minimize Risk of Adverse Reactions
If you choose to give your child a vaccine, an important consideration is WHEN to vaccinate.
To minimize the risk of detrimental effect or a reaction, follow these guidelines:

If possible, wait until at least six months of age to vaccinate.

  • Inject only one type of vaccine at a time.
  • Wait two months between vaccinations.
  • NEVER VACCINATE A SICK CHILD.
  • If there is any adverse reaction, wait one year to vaccinate again;
  • Report reactions to your pediatrician and to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)

Note: In addition to seizure, convulsions, shock, anaphylaxis, paralysis and death, short-term (within 24 hours) adverse reactions include high fever, high-pitched screaming, irritability, sleeplessness, and failure to nurse.

Some children with constitutional weakness are prone to chronic illness and suffer from constant respiratory congestion, infection and allergies. They seem to be especially vulnerable to aggravated illness and/or adverse reaction when vaccinated frequently or aggressively during immunologic weakness. During the first year of life, immune function is in a developmental process.

THE DECISION TO VACCINATE IS YOURS AND YOURS ALONE.
The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical or legal advice.