I'm confused on how to go about vaccinating my youngest son, if at all. He is 6, almost 7. Several years ago there was a mix-up at our base clinic. We were the only ones sitting in the waiting room and our last names sounds like "Jayden"--just spelled very differently. We assumed they were calling for my son. They usually call by last name and we were the only ones there. They gave him his vaccines and then handed me a sheet for my records. I looked down and saw the sheet was for someone named Jayden So-n-So. It was all I could do not to flip out. My son had just been vaccinated with someone else's vaccines. It turned out this other child had been in the bathroom with his mom. He was the same age as my child so their vaccine schedule was the same so we were ok but scared me so badly that we have never been back. Also, they refused to let me hold my child while he was vaccinated--at our previous base they'd let him sit on my lap while they jabbed his thighs. He was very small at the time and three people took him and held him down. Of course, he threw a fit, he was terrified. They also gave him a liquid vaccine that caused him to choke pretty badly because the lady held him down with one arm and shoved the tube down his throat. When I asked what it was--as none of my kids had ever had a liquid vaccine before--she became defensive and snotty with me. So, you can see why we never went back.
This year I asked for copies of their records to see how far behind we are. My youngest needs DTap, MMR, Polio and Varicella. Going by Dr. Sears alternate schedule, he should have had DTap and Polio at age 4. My question is, is it too late since he is 6. He'll be 7 in February. And if it isn't too late, how do we go about spreading out the those four vaccines. I've been scouring websites for information and can't find anything. I thought maybe someone could point me to some resources. I do not trust our docs enough to ask them about this. I swear my boys' pediatrician is not an actual trained doctor as she seems to just guess at everything. I have a huge mistrust of military docs in general due to my own experiences with auto-immune disease but that is another story entirely, for another forum. :)
I appreciate any feedback you guys can provide.