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Published on Oct 2, 2013
Watch as Parents shows you the vaccine schedule you should look to for your child. Do you have to follow the recommended vaccine schedule for children, or is there flexibility in the timing of immunizations? The childhood vaccination schedule is safe and effective. Children today receive many more vaccinations than we did because modern medicine has now successfully been creating more of them. Immunizations prevent horrible, serious infections that you wouldn't want your child to pick up. Diseases such as Bacterial Meningitis now have shots that protect against the three different strains of the disease. Even with a larger number of total shots than there was years ago, a child's immune system has less work to do because of the way newer vaccines are made. Vaccines are researched for an average of 15 years before they are used, and this process includes how they react with older shots. Working with your doctor and the CDC vaccination schedule is the safest method because the timing is so important. No research shows that delaying certain shots is safer.