Seeking information about childhood immunizations.

"I am searching for info regarding childhood immunizations and how they should be administered? Specifically, I'd like to know if there is a standard protocol of which ones should be administered separately from any others on a same visit to the pediatrician? If so, does this protocol take in to account children who have asthma, allergies, eczema, etc.? If no, why not? Where can I find this information? Thank you."

Asked by Michaela via email.
In Topics: Physical Health
> 60 days ago



Jul 9, 2010
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National researchers, experts and pediatric leaders annually review recommendations for immunization schedules to protect our children from diseases.  Recommendations are based on up to date scientific information.  The schedule is based on the development of the child's immune system and the need to protect the child as early as possible from the infection.  Giving multiple shots at once is an acceptable method.  Children with allergies mainly need to be aware of the source of the vaccine in the low chance that they might have an allergy to a component of the shot.  Most common is that some vaccines are made from egg (flu and yellow fever vaccines), so those with egg allergy should avoid flu vaccines made in this way.

Web sites from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC are noted below and provide a vast amount of information about vaccinations.
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dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Michaela, offers a special edition on this topic that has a lot of relevant information for you to review:

I also recommend that you talk to your child's pediatrician about any questions you may have with regard to getting your child immunized. While the special edition on childhood immunizations will offer general information, your child's pediatrician will be able to give information and advice specific to your child.

Hope this helps!
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