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Does this seem weird (MMR immunization) mary349 Japan 25 posts
30th Aug '13

I know some people do immunize and some people don't. I did but I did a delayed schedule. My son got his first MMR about a year ago, I gave it to him when he was 3 before he entered preschool.



I had talked before about vaccines with my health care provider and was told my son would need one MMR, then a booster 3-5 years later for optimum protection. Most kids get MMR at a year then a booster between 4-6 years. So with my son getting his shot at 3 his booster would be between 6-8.



My health unit was trying to give him his MMR this week. When I asked why (it hadnt even been a year since his last one) they told me it was for optimum protection. When I asked why they thought he currently wasn't protected (since he had his last shot less then a year ago) they told me he was fully protected but that they wanted to give it to him now in case I didn't take my son back for his booster.



Why would they contact me now instead of when his booster was actually due ? Like why not contact me when he is 6 instead of when he is 4? Do they think the chances of me coming in are better when he is 4 then when he is 6? The records themselves show I do come in more then once a year (I am a health care provider and get the flu shot every year on top of everything else that is needed).

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10904 posts
30th Aug '13

No idea. Maybe they didn't pay attention to the dates until you pointed out he just got his vaccine last year.

mary349 Japan 25 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" No idea. Maybe they didn't pay attention to the dates until you pointed out he just got his vaccine last year. "


Maybe. But even when I pointed it out she kept pushing for me to get it. Saying things like "why are you afraid to get this today?" "getting it now would do no harm" etc when I had already said I wanted to wait until the normal amount of space for the booster.

KK ♥ Jax 2 kids; Michigan 641 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting mary349:" Maybe. But even when I pointed it out she kept pushing for me to get it. Saying things like "why are ... [snip!] ... it now would do no harm" etc when I had already said I wanted to wait until the normal amount of space for the booster. "


We skip that vaccine. Along with chickenpox. Personally.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6802 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" No idea. Maybe they didn't pay attention to the dates until you pointed out he just got his vaccine last year. "


I think it was either this or she was trying to get your kid on the same schedule as the rest of the patients. I doubt it would hurt him, but no it doesn't make a lot of sense to get it done now when he just got it a year ago.

mary349 Japan 25 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting KK ♥ Jax:" We skip that vaccine. Along with chickenpox. Personally."


I think our MMR has the chicken pox one in it too

Aussielover 1 child; Nunya, ga, United States 822 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" I think it was either this or she was trying to get your kid on the same schedule as the rest of the ... [snip!] ... patients. I doubt it would hurt him, but no it doesn't make a lot of sense to get it done now when he just got it a year ago."


I agree with this. I would just wait, either way I think he would be fine

mary349 Japan 25 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" I think it was either this or she was trying to get your kid on the same schedule as the rest of the ... [snip!] ... patients. I doubt it would hurt him, but no it doesn't make a lot of sense to get it done now when he just got it a year ago."


Maybe she was, that makes sense. I am kind of paranoid when it comes to vaccines. For us personally I believe the risks outweigh the benefits. I never had a reaction to the MMR vaccine but SO had seizures from it so that made me a little more hesitant in the first place. When he got to preschool I wanted him to have it because we live near an area where a large number do not vaccinate and the measles was starting to go around.

Aussielover 1 child; Nunya, ga, United States 822 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting mary349:" Maybe she was, that makes sense. I am kind of paranoid when it comes to vaccines. For us personally ... [snip!] ... him to have it because we live near an area where a large number do not vaccinate and the measles was starting to go around. "


I understand that. My younger brother goes to a homeschool group and most do not vaccinate. A few years ago they had an outbreak of chicken pox, and I can't get the shot or get chicken pox. My DD will be getting her shots. I am paranoid about her coming home from school in a few years with like Chicken pox or measles