/What do you think of delaying some vaccines or following an alternative schedule?

Children do not receive any known benefits from following schedules that delay vaccines.

Infants and young children who follow immunization schedules that spread out shots-or leave out shots-are at risk of developing diseases during the time that shots are delayed.

Some vaccine-preventable diseases remain common in the United States, and children may be exposed to these diseases during the time they are not protected by vaccines, placing them at risk for a serious case of the disease that might cause hospitalization or death.