That we would see the package of the vax is a given Taximom... we always do that and very thoroughly.
I wouldn't say my peds' office was dodgy (honestly she wasn't).. She just was a doofus. The nurse I spoke to that is. One of many airheads.
OFF-topic and don't read this if you don't have time: I originally called to find out where else I could find single HiB shots for my DD (since just 2 weeks back my Ped said they didn't have any). So the nurse calls back and says they usually don't stock up on single HiBs but because there is a Pentacel shortage in the WA state they would be "willing to separate out the HiB shot for me" Now maybe it is just a dialect or something but I didn't understand the "separate out" part of her speech. Like in "physcially separate" from Pentacel in a clumsy in-office manner. OR did Pentacel come in 3 different vials originally and she could choose to dose my DD just one HiB vial? I didn't understand.
So i asked her what she meant by separate? She repeats the whole spiel (swear to God!) about Pentacel being out-of-stock and that their office would be willing to separate the HiB for me. No difference in terminology and am still confused!
Back to topic: Anyway - so I ask her what was the name of the single HiB they were carrying. She is absolutely baffled by my question. She says "single dose of HiB"- what do you mean? I then told her that HiB was manufactured by many companies so which one were they carrying (losing every hope in her competence... they are one of the better Ped offices around Bellevue.. if you can believe that. We aren't even in some rural area).
So she comes back with..it is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur...is that what you want? I said yes.. because I thought Sanofi makes only ActHiB as the single dose.
But later I was reading up and it seems like they do manufacture some others (as combos though) so do have to make sure it is ActHiB
BUT now my main concern is : Is she too old for ActHiB anyway and I am just dosing her a worthless dose? Should she be getting the booster? So far what I read on Hiberix is worse than ActHiB - although I haven't come up with anything conclusively.
Also should I give her any HiB at all? I am reading all about serotype replacement and what-nots and that she will be more susceptible to Pneumonia if she gets a HiB and needs to be given Prevnar (another Vax I hate!!!!!!!!)
Second , third guessing myself and driving myself crazy!