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Vaccination and adopted children

(6 Posts)
Italiangreyhound Fri 19-Apr-13 20:50:45

This is a totally just curious question. What happens about vaccination once a child is taken into local authority care? Do the local authority ensure the child is vacinated or not? In light of the measels problems in Wales I just wondered.

Any thoughts welcome.

ladycelestial Fri 19-Apr-13 21:59:51

Yes, the LA would ensure a child is immunised.

AngelsWithSilverWings Fri 19-Apr-13 23:51:07

Yes my local authority were very on the ball with regards to vaccinations.

When I adopted DS he was due to have the MMR.

I asked my SW's opinion on the whole MMR debate , thinking I would be the one to decide what to do. She said "you have no choice - we insist on the MMR and until the adoption goes through the court we will make all those decisions."

Kewcumber Sat 20-Apr-13 10:33:23

Our SW was also hot on vaccinations despite there being some doubt that the LA had PR. As it happens DS had all the normal ones plus a few extras we don;t routinely give here anymore!

Moomoomie Sat 20-Apr-13 21:55:46

I agree with above, the la are very strict with immunisations, also our dd3 needed lots of follow up appointments at the hospital which the foster career took her too.

TeenAndTween Sat 20-Apr-13 22:17:09

Our experience was different. DD was late with her MMR as her BM would not initially give consent whilst DD was in FC.
The SWs evidently talked her round though as she did have the first one, and then we had to do booster whilst placed with us.
When placed but before adoption we could do vaccinations and emergencies without SW consent but would have needed SW consent for any 'planned' operations.

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