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  • Administering Vaccines
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We have a question concerning delaying vaccinations for an infant born to a heroin-addicted mother. We had a foster parent come into our health department requesting only certain vaccines for a 3-month-old, stating that the private physician recommends delaying the schedule due to the possible residual effects of the heroin. The baby appeared to be healthy.

Heroin use or addiction of the mother is not a reason to delay vaccination of an otherwise healthy infant.

Last reviewed: December 28, 2022

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