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post #1 of 6
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I have to take my ds to the health dept today for his last shot (if we don't get it today, he can't go back to school tomorrow). It's fine. It's the last one and then, he's "caught up." (BTW, we're new to the area and don't have a ped yet. I'm still looking for one that will work with us on this.)

Anyway, my dd is almost 4 and we would like to start catching her up, too, but we won't allow more than one shot at a time. I'm just wondering if it's even worth my time and sanity to take her to the health dept today for one shot. Will they even "allow" it? Will they give me a huge hassle? Just wondering. I don't need any more headaches today
post #2 of 6
I don't know how to answer you on the health department, but please know that you don't have to vax to send your kids to school. Every state has exemptions, most are very easy.

-Angela
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post #4 of 6
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I know we don't have to, but we have chosen to do some because we are delayed/selective vaxers. The shot he is getting is the last in a series that we approved of. I just didn't get it for him before school started because I didn't begin the series in time. Thank you, though, for the information. We've definitely thought long and hard about our own family's situation.

Thanks for the link, Amnesiac. I think we'll hold off on dd until we find a ped we trust.
post #5 of 6
I got a hep B at the health department before I got pregnant and they just gave me what I asked and paid for with no fuss. Although I was 24 not 4...
post #6 of 6
It's a different issue between kids & adults. Adults can do whatever they want & the vaccine is private stock. Kids' vaccine is VFC so there are more rules to follow because they're accountable for how they use those vaccines.
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