Due to variations in genetics and health, individuals may need to adapt the recommended CDC schedule in order to optimize results.
Before scheduling for vaccination, determine if you have any health conditions or situations that would contraindicate vaccinating. The ACIP guidelines can be found here. Some other conditions to consider when making a vaccine decision include: current illness, being underweight or overweight, developmental delays, autoimmune disease, seizures, allergies, asthma, MTHFR, PANS/PANDAS, previous vaccine reactions, or a family history of reactions.
Number of doses
Determine if you will be receiving multiple vaccines, or just one at a time. Some vaccines can be broken up into separate doses, or multiple vaccines combined into a single shot.
Type of vaccine
Determine what type of vaccines your health professional offers. Oral, Intramuscular, and Subcutaneous are all different methods of delivery. Determine whether you would prefer a single-dose preparation, or a dose drawn from a multi-dose vial.
Many doctors recommend boosters to ensure sufficient antibodies are developed. Before agreeing to a booster, consider whether you would like a titer drawn to determine whether a booster is necessary. Some individuals produce sufficient antibodies without needing the recommended boosters, and in other cases even administering all the boosters does not produce sufficient antibodies in the individual.
Some doctors recommend preparing for vaccinations by being well-rested and eating immune-boosting foods, so that your immune system can be most effective in developing antibodies in response to the vaccine. They may also recommend a complete health physical before each vaccine, to ensure the immune system is not already being taxed by illness in order to optimize reaction to the vaccine.
Doctors may recommend a "detox" protocol following vaccination, to process and eliminate the elements in the vaccine serum. If you are interested in researching a preparation or detox protocol, speak with your health care provider. If they do not have a protocol to recommend, we suggest conducting your search on the platform "DuckDuckGo" in addition to "Google," as they use very different filters for vaccine queries.
Research if there is any risk of shedding for the particular vaccine you have received. If shedding is possible, avoid schools, vulnerable individuals, and newborns. You can read a comprehensive report of vaccine shedding compiled by NVIC here.