I never vaccinated my child. I never intended to even get the flu shot for myself.
But today I was at the doctor for myself. After an appointment filled with tears I wound up getting the dtap booster. I have had an hours sleep and it was a stressful appointment. I was not in my typical state and wasn't aware of what I had agreed to until it was over. They didn't know what thimersol was, let alone if it was in the shot I just received. Any homeopathic remedy I can take as a precaution? Besides putting ice on my arm and breathing deeply, is there anything I should do?
Thanks, trying not to freak out here.
It is EXTREMELY unlikely that you got DTaP, you got Tdap, most likely. So call the doctor back and get the brand and the name of the shot you received. If it was Tdap by Sanofi, it most likely did NOT have Thimerisol, but make them read you the ingredients. It is their job to know the ingredients in the shots they give and I just cannot tolerate anyone slacking on that tip.
What did you think you had agreed to? What did they say the shot was for? I'm confused.
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