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To think if you choose not not vaccinate your child you should be accepting of the fact that later years you may well be called an UTTER ARSE!

(39 Posts)
HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 16:54:42

And that if you did make this decision at least try and bloody well remember what child hood diseases your child has had.

I have just informed my mother she is an arse. She has taken it well. The arse.

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 16:55:48

I am going to make her come with me for my jabs.....better late than never grin

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Mrsjay Fri 09-Nov-12 16:56:49

did she not get you immunised why not what was her reasoning id make her take you then get you a lollypop for after you have been a brave girl grin

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 16:59:18

Damn straight she's buying me a lolly, and a comic!

Mrsjay Fri 09-Nov-12 17:00:35

Get a comic with the crappiest toy on the front they are usually more expensive,

Trills Fri 09-Nov-12 17:05:30

Whether you got your child vaccinated or not, you should try to remember:
what vaccinations they had (if any)
what diseases they had

Because 4 year olds do not, when they are grown up, remember having had chicken pox. Not reliably anyway.

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:09:45

She didn't get me vaccinated for whooping cough because she was worried I'd get brain damage, as that was what was in the papers at the time.

I know this as she told me I had had whooping cough as a child. But this apparently does not guarantee immunity. So when I went for my smear I mentioned this. They said I should probably have it and any other vacs I've missed. I said just whooping cough.

However, the fact that I have had measles, and mumps indicate I may not have had more than one jab. confused

I have called my mother - who has informed me I had some jabs as a tiny baby but she can't remember which ones "as it was like 34 years ago".

So I was possibly diptheriaed and polio'd. And I know, as I did it, that I am tetnused.

"Oh and by the way the doctor assumed you had whooping cough, rather than test for it as you weren't vaccinated, but it may have been bronchitis. He did't test as treatment was the same fo both" hmm

So now I a waiting to discover what innoculations I need.

Sparklingbrook Fri 09-Nov-12 17:11:35

I hope she's got your red book. It needs to be filled in. grin

Mrsjay Fri 09-Nov-12 17:12:40

you would have got diptheria and polio booster at school probably high school or when you were 4 you get boosters before school did she not take you for those, whooping cough is on the way back probably because 34 yrs ago mothers read about brain damage and vaccine hmm

Mrsjay Fri 09-Nov-12 17:12:57

I hope she's got your red book. It needs to be filled in.


KevinFoley Fri 09-Nov-12 17:15:36

MMR wasn't introduced until 1988, many of us would have had both infections as a child. There was a big whooping cough vaccine scare so plenty of us didn't get that either...

AlistairSim Fri 09-Nov-12 17:16:30

I think the nurse gives you a chocolate button to distract you, so not all bad news.

FireOverBabylon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:18:42

And a gingerbread man. DH took baby DS for his 3rd set of jabs as I'd gone back to work by then and had done the first 2 sets. Daddy bought DS a gingerbread man to help him get over it all, which he kindly crumbled all over the car.......

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:19:04

Honestly, my mother is the ultimate arse.

My name is incorrectly spelled on my Birth Certificate. This was not picked up on until I pointed out to them at around age 8.

She fully vaccinated my oldest brother, and left me to fend for myself.

She had my oldest brother christened, and not me. I have to go to the firey pits of hell.

When my paeditrician was arrested and imprisoned they told me he had died so I didn't have to worry. He has been in the news intermittently since then, and regularly as he is linked in with the JS investigations. he is very very much alive.

I think I am a shining example of why you should not make snap decisions and think things through.

From now on I am putting ALL major life decisions through Mumsnet and printing the results so my dc's know I went with the majority, and not some insane airy fairyiness of my own making.

Pascha Fri 09-Nov-12 17:19:15

I think a surprisingly large proportion of kids born late 70s/early 80s have never had a whooping cough jab, and none of us would have had mumps.

I had a whooping cough jab last week. The nurse was vicious. She sort of waggled the needle around once it was inside my arm and it hurt for days angry

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:21:14

Kevin I know .... but on a serious note, it is important to try and remember which vacs have been done. My mum genuinely can't remember what I've had at all.

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:22:26

I'm not so worried about those - but will be narked if I didn't get Polio, diptheria etc.

BertieBotts Fri 09-Nov-12 17:24:30

Whooping cough isn't dangerous though unless you're under 1 confused

Shouldn't vaccinations be on a medical record somewhere, also?

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 17:27:53

That's what they can hopefully find out.

If I had been vaccinated for measles and rubella that would mean I shouldnt have had measles though confused

OtterPandemonium Fri 09-Nov-12 17:28:31

Don't tell SarahStratton that, Bertie. Her DD has been ill for months with it. sad

Pascha Fri 09-Nov-12 17:28:36

Bet you did have them. Babies not given the triple (DTP - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) were usually given the double (DT - dip,tet) instead, and the polio would have been a drop at the same time.

JakeBullet Fri 09-Nov-12 17:30:50

Tis alright honeydragon, according to our local priest you won't go to the fiery pits of hell for lack of being christened, your hubby could do it with tap water as long as he says "I baptise you in the name of the father, and of the son. And of the Holy Spirit". Hey presto you will be baptised and can then climb out of the christening gown.wink

RuleBritannia Fri 09-Nov-12 17:31:47

I've thought of how the NHS could save some money.

If parents don't immunise / vaccinate their children and the children catch the diseases through the parents' fault, the NHS could charge a fee to cure them.

Pascha Fri 09-Nov-12 17:31:48

No such thing as 100% protection though. I had measles aged 4 and I def had the jab as a baby.

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