I adopted my son when he was 3. He had already had a full schedule of vaxes. He's 5 now and will be starting school in August, so I asked the nurse which shots he would need for school. I had already decided to do the Dtap and had decided on Daptacel. I thought I would probably do MMR but skip all the hib, chicken pox, hep, and polio.
But according to the nurse all he needs to be fully vaccinated is Kinrix (which is Dtap plus IPV) and Proquad (which is MMR plus chicken pox.) He's already had all the others. So I'm wondering if it's really worth it to go through the whole exemption process and yapping with the ped staff, just to avoid this last booster of IPV and chicken pox?
And do I want to avoid the last dose of varicella? Since everybody is getting vaxxed for it, it seems like it's hard to find anyone to "share" chicken pox the old fashioned way.
Is Kinrix any worse than Daptacel? and is Proquad any worse than MMR? The main thing I'm concerned about is aluminum. and then the formaldehyde...
Thanks for any input.
Edited by happydog - 6/18/13 at 3:57pm