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<p>We delayed taking DS to a pediatrician (we're military and the healthcare on this base SUCKS...and I didn't feel like fighting with a different doc every few months)</p>
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<p>Well, a few months back I took him to a civilian doc just because...He gave a brief "pro vax" speech and had me sign a basic "I'm declining" form and that was that.</p>
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<p>Today I got an official letter from the base Immunization Clinic informing me that my son may be behind on some of his vaccines. If this is an error I need to bring this records to the clinic to get it straightened out. :lol I looked at DH and said, "So, I basically ignore this. As far as we're concerned he IS up to date..."</p>
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<p>I just thought it was amusing.</p>
 

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<p>How creepy and invasive.  I get those from the state Medicaid office.  I hate the feeling of someone looking over my shoulder, it's totally skeeves me out.</p>
 

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<p>We're Air Force too and every single time any of us go to the base clinic, even though our military ped there is fine with not vaxing, we are handed a paper that says 'your child needs _______ vaccines today, go to the immunization clinic immediately'. They generally list 6 or 7 shots they are supposed to have that day.... it's like they are expecting me to look at it and say 'gee, it must have slipped my mind to have my four kids vaccinated over the last six years, I'd better scurry on over there and have their immune systems destroyed'. They also always give me one that says I'm due for all kinds of boosters and a flu shot - nevermind that I landed in the hospital the one time I had one, they feel that must have been an isolated incident and unrelated to the shot.</p>
 

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<p>I should add that this was the same med group that kept telling me over and over again that the doctor in the hospital would check the baby at two days old when I told them I had a homebirth and the baby needed to be seen.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>blessedwithboys</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282235/i-got-my-first-hey-btw-letter-today#post_16081647"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>How creepy and invasive.  I get those from the state Medicaid office.  I hate the feeling of someone looking over my shoulder, it's totally skeeves me out.</p>
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<br><br><p>I know. I didn't even go to an on base doc and the on base clinic suddenly knows he's not vaxed? Weird.</p>
 

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<p>We got letters saying our child is eligible for flu shots and HiB shots (last year when they had the shortage of HiB shots) on base. Nothing this year yet.... But we switched to a civilian FP after I complained lots, and lots, and more on base. ;)</p>
<p>Which reminds me, gotta ask them how this will work since baby girl will be born at a birthing center, they do a 24 checkup there, but I need a 2 day check up either with our FP or on base. I guess the base, the FP only works per appointment and would send me to urgent care wiht a newborn then, yikes.</p>
 
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