Melissa - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
I just took my two month old to the doctor and I wasn't happy about the amount of vaccination she had. First of all the doctor didn't seem to want to listen to my concerns. He walked in and said, "Here's what we're doing today..." and proceeded to list of the vaccinations he was going to give. I tried to ask questions and perhaps discussing spreading out the vaccines, but he never gave us the chance to talk. My husband and I just stood there feeling a little helpless. Anyway, she was given about 5-7 different vaccines in one day. We went home and she vomited about 4 hours later. It's been a week now and she acts fine, but I still worry about any long term effects it could have on her. In NJ the state mandates that they have a Hepatitis B shot, but it transmitted through blood or semen. I just don't see why a baby would need to be vaccinated against something that we wouldn't need to worry about until she's older. I can't even remember everything she got but I think she possibly got the menangitis shot, a Rotavirus shot, the Diptheria, Tetnus, Pertussis combination and a flu vaccine. One of them was an oral vaccine. I am considering finding a new doctor because this one didn't seem to make me feel comfortable to express my concerns. My questions to other moms.... is that too many vaccinations for a baby in one day? Can't they just do one at a time? Can they wait until the baby is old enough to tell you if they don't feel well a few hours after a shot.? Why are they vaccinating against STDs like Hepatitus B when babies do not do drugs and are not sexually active? Shouldn't that be a vaccine for teens or adults who choose to have the vaccine? Can't parents have a say as to when and how the shots are given?