Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: middle of nowhere, KS
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Thanks, everyone. I needed some reassurance that I'm not totally mixed up about this. I had read the CDC page recently enough to know that there's no expectation of herd immunity, and that 30% of people have no immunity 5 years after the last shot. (Do MDs tell every adult they run into to get a booster every 5 years? I didn't want to give them any ideas.) But the "carrier" thing caught me off guard.
Oh forgot, she also went into this thing about how the vax has whatever strains, and if DD got a different one, she doesn't have protection from the vax ones, and also being unvaxed could give the strains she hasn't had more opportunity to mutate, which happens quickly and now that I'm typing it I think she was grabbing random thoughts out of her head.
I didn't let her have the shot, and honestly I don't think that this office would do it, think they send everyone to the county health dept. So I'm not sure what this lady was expecting. She was subbing for the PA on vacation, and her ID tag said she was an "Advanced Nurse," whatever that means, but she did seem a little nervous and less than well-informed. Whatevs. Thanks again, everyone.