Vaccination fears advice
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|Thu, 05-13-2010 - 10:51am|
I wasn't sure if I should post here as my DS, while he has some behaviours similar to Asperger's it has been ruled out, but I lurk here and I think that you guys might be able to give me some ideas.
My DS is being homeschooled this year due to social issues at school (either he was bullied or he was shunned by his classmates), but he says that he wants to go back next year for grade 8 (he's actually begging to go back...I must be a very boring teacher, LOL). I don't think that it's going to be as enjoyable as he envisions it will be but he's reached the age, that barring actual knowledge on my part that it will be a disaster, that I want to let him make the decision.
Here's the problem. This year his grade was scheduled to receive vaccinations (it's done through the school once children are school-aged). Not only that but this round will actually be three needles. I can contact our local health unit and have it done there but he's terrified of needles (last round was when he was five and I basically just held him still for the two he had to get at that age, while he screamed his head off) and is refusing to comply (he's way bigger and stronger now and I don't think that I can hold him down anymore, LOL).
Part of me would love to just shrug my shoulders and tell him, "Oh well, I guess no middle school next year" (I'm pretty sure that he needs up-to-date vax records to be enrolled), but I'm not anti-vax and I do feel that he should have this round of shots.
Any suggestions on how to get it done? Apparently, there is no reward that we can afford that will get him to comply. I am willing to dope him to the eyeballs for this, LOL, but I'm not sure that the health unit people or our doctor would be on board with that.
Any BTDT advice?