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So we are on the Ohio Medicaid and they called me today because we have not used the cards since we have had them (four months?) So, today I'm on the phone with this guy who called me to ask me if I was aware my son was not up to date on his shots. Of course I said I was aware, and had no intention of getting any shots at any time for our son. He replied that he was sorry. Not sorry that he was bothering me, sorry that I was missing out on their (get this.............) new promotion for vaccines!!!!!<br><br>
He told me if I took my son to the doctor's and got him up to date within the next 30 days, that I would win a $100.00 gift card to Wal*Mart or Kohls!!! Really?!?!?! I seriously started laughing and I couldn't wait to call my fiance at home, but at the same time it's heartbreaking. How many mother's have overloaded their children to obtain this gift card?<br><br>
It was funny though because before I let the guy get off the phone with me, I explained that I have probably spent three times as much time researching vaccines and gaining the knowledge which led to my decisions not to vax than a mother who gets her child vaccinated on time. So I explained that I felt I deserved to be rewarded the $100 just because of the countless time I took into NOT vax'ing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> all though, it didn't work! Of course right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
My fiance was totally blown away by the phone call! ugh!!
 

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Unbelievable.<br>
Well, no, it is believable. That's sick. Is it even possible to "catch up" within 30 days? I mean, I guess it depends if they're only missing one or two on the schedule but what if they've never gotten any?! Ugh.
 

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Exactly! I was so blown away that they honestly expected me to be perfectly okay getting my son the recommended vax's from birth to now in a thirty day period..... all for a $100 gift card!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
How many mom's who are not educated on it are going to go ahead with that for the extra money .... especially around the holidays! ugh! It made me so upset, and I'm totally offended. I'm debating on writing them a letter, but not sure how that will go over.
 

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Is that even legal, can they do that? I'd find out who is behind it and find out. Walmart and Khols would both be getting a letter from me as well to thier hq.
 

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That promotion is wrong. Harmful and dangerous.
 

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Just when I thought vaccine pushing was at its worst! This is just as shameful as drug pushing!
 

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I think it actually show how desparate big pharma is to get parents to vax their kids....
 

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Part of Kolhs Care for Kids program-<br><a href="http://www.kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/Community03.htm" target="_blank">http://www.kohlscorporation.com/comm...ommunity03.htm</a><br><br>
I'm sure Walmart has a link as well. And I like kohls too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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