Questions from a Newbie.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Questions from a Newbie.
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Thu, 07-03-2008 - 11:31am

Pardon my cl hat..I am in a hurry this morning and forgot to log off and log back in.

My question is this. I have a 5 y.o. who just went for his last set of immunizations before school starts--not my idea, but mandatory for school. Anyway, that aside, the drs office gave him the wrong polio vaccine. They gave him the initial oral (supposed to be stronger from what I understand from the doctors office) instead of the booster. They called me this morning in a panic because of the goof up. They want me to bring him back in for yet another polio booster.

How do I know for sure that this isn't going to hurt my child to be vaccinated again with the same vaccine (okay not exactly the same) in such a short amount of time? I would think if the oral is supposed to be stronger, it should work just as well if not better than the booster--am I wrong?

































iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
Thu, 07-03-2008 - 12:29pm

Hi Melody,

I would suggest posting your question to the vaccine support board. The CL, Eve, is a pediatrician and should be able to advise you.

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppvaccines






iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 07-03-2008 - 1:03pm
Thank you!
































iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 1:47pm

I'm curious to know what state you are from. If MS or WV, without a medical exemption, yes, shots are mandated for school entry - if you're from any other of the states - no, they are not...


Rands

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 7:12pm
IA, and we have paperwork from the school that says without medical exemption, they are indeed required.
































iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 10:14pm

Iowa allows for both medical and religious exemptions to vaccines.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 7:20am

I see Jamie has already responded (thanks Jamie).

Rands