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Preschool injections help please...

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charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 15:52:57

I have an appointment for my dd(4) tommorow. Is this the appointment where they get a jab in each arm and the sugar thingy?

doggiewalker Thu 20-Jan-05 15:54:22

Its probably the mmr booster (which I chose not to give to my two ds's) and the dpt and polio.

I opted for mine to just have the dpt and polio.

foxinsocks Thu 20-Jan-05 15:57:34

we are having this on Monday. Have been told it's one jab (think it's called repevax) of dtp+polio and one jab of MMR booster (which we don't need as we've had it already).

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 15:57:42

Thats what I thought and thats what im planning to do too. Thank You!

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 15:59:23

OMG they are mixing more things together? FFS thats a bit daft isnt it? AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH
I have already cancelled this appointment 3x and id finally got my head round taking her for the everything but the MMR...ARRGGGHHHHH

foxinsocks Thu 20-Jan-05 16:00:49

It's 2 separate for the dtp+polio and one for the MMR. Sorry if my post confused you!

doggiewalker Thu 20-Jan-05 16:01:13

My reasons for not letting them have the mmr booster were, that after doing a bit of research, the mmr booster is only to catch the 5% of children who did not get immunity from the first time around, so we decided against.

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 16:01:29

Yep got where did the sugar cube come into it...thought that was on the cube?

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 16:01:43

polio..i mean

foxinsocks Thu 20-Jan-05 16:02:47

I don't think they do it like that anymore (the sugar cube I mean)

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 16:03:28

oh god ok....ta!

Jimjams Thu 20-Jan-05 19:38:59

sugar cube was for the live polio. Now they use dead polio- its in the jab. no more sugar cubes (strange as thats an early childhood memory for me!)

charliecat Thu 20-Jan-05 19:41:13

Me too JJ!

charliecat Fri 21-Jan-05 11:21:46

Nurse didnt blink when I said can i just have the one thats not the MMR please and dd watched and didnt sigh scream take a deep breath or anything. Glad its all over now!

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