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I've just read so many horror stories on here about people getting crap when taking their kids to the ER, that when I had to take ds there yesterday and they asked if he was up to date on his shots, I said yes.<br><br>
I mean, what do they care anyway? He hurt his arm, had 4 x-rays, was declared bruised but otherwise fine. I've never vaxed him.<br><br>
It seemed like a routine question for them: height, weight, any major illnesses, up to date on shots....
 

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Its a typical triage question. we ask everyone who comes thru the doors.<br><br>
I don't think your "fib" is any big deal, unless you wanted him to have tetanus shot for a laceration (just an example). we don't routinely vax unless its a laceration or open fracture, dog bite.....and the patient isn't up to date.<br><br>
I cringe when i read of the hassles some members here go thru.<br><br>
Glad your child is OK!
 

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I considered lying to the ER when my dd had to go this past winter. She isn't vaxed either. However, I told the truth and didn't get hassled. I was really surprised.
 

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You are not lying by saying "yes" when they ask if your DC is "up to date" on his shots. If you are not vaxing, then he's been up to date since he was born. I wouldn't worry about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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