We have vaccinated on a delayed schedule. We only do the bare minimum of what is required for school*: DTap and MMR. My 6yo DD needed one final booster of MMR to be up to date.
I mentioned a dozen times that she was to be getting the MMR. The doc said "She hasn't had the meningitus vax? Or chicken pox? Or this? Or that?" I say "No, and she is only to get the MMR today."
I should have checked the bottle. *kicksself* Anyway, the nurse gave her the chickenpox vax by mistake and brushes it off saying she needed it anyway. At the time I was passive because it was well into our dinner hour and I had a screaming 2yo, a screaming 7mo and a now screaming 6yo. We gave her the MMR and went home. I thank goodness that I upped her vit C beforehand, and whatnot.
My question is this: seeing as she will not be likely to contract the chicken pox naturally, as I had hoped, would it be prudent to get the 2nd varicella vax in 8 weeks? My original plan was to wait until adolescence and give the vax if they had not contracted immunity naturally.
I appreciate the input...thank you. I am also looking into who I should phone about the mistake. I'm upset that they've taken away her chance at natural immunity and she is now likely looking at boosters for this every 15-20 years.
*I recognise that I could legally opt out of these, but I believe they are important on a basic level.