Current Vaccine Schedule
If you think that when your child is vaccinated, it is just a few injections for mumps, measles, polio, and tetanus, think again. US children are the most over-vaccinated in the world, and the US stands in a disgraceful 34th place when it comes to infant mortality.
The average child in the US receives 69 doses of 16 vaccinations from birth to 6 years of age. Some of these vaccines are stacked in combination. There are other countries who do not vaccinate children under 2 years of age, and believe that a child's immune system is not developed enough to withstand the potential dangers of vaccination.
Below is the 2016 vaccination schedule recommended by the CDC for children from birth to 6 years of age. This schedule can also be viewed online in more detail at the CDC website.
(DTaP, DT combo: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis)
(MMR combo: Measles, mumps, and rubella)
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