[Posted on Apr 12, 2010 in category 'events' by ivo]

Tomorrow Lucas will get his first round of shots! We will be following the Dr. Sears Alternative Schedule, so tomorrow --instead of 5 shots (HiB, DTaP, PCV, Polio and Rotavirus)--  he will only get DTaP and the oral Rotavirus (RV) vaccine.

Less shots at the same time for the little one this way. HiB and PCV will come at 3 months and IPV (inactive polio) not until 9 months. It's, in our opinion, the best tradeoff between getting him all the vaccines he needs, and not shocking his body with too much stuff at once.

To compare: most pediatricians use the CDC Recommended Schedule, and below I'm pasting Dr. Sears' schedule.

Dr. Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule

  • 2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
  • 3 months*: Pc, HIB
  • 4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
  • 5 months*: Pc, HIB
  • 6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
  • 7 months*: Pc, HIB
  • 9 months: Polio (IPV)
  • 12 months: Mumps, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
  • 15 months: Pc, HIB
  • 18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox
  • 2 years: Rubella, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
  • 2 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A (start Hep B at birth if any close relatives or caregivers have Hep B)
  • 3 years: Hep B, Measles (See 3rd UPDATE)
  • 3 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A
  • 4 years: DTaP, Polio (IPV)
  • 5 years: MMR
  • 6 years: Chickenpox
  • 12 years: Tdap, HPV
  • 12 years, 2 months*: HPV
  • 13 years: HPV, Meningococcal (once Meningococcal vaccine is approved for age 2, Dr. Sears will move it there and delay Hep B by 6 months)