Immunizations

Shannon - posted on 09/09/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old son was given the MMRV shot and I specifically told the nurse and the Doctor not to give it to him because he had the chicken oz at 21 months a pretty bad case and he went ahead and gave it to him anyways and didnt tell me! I am very ticked off and I am looking into getting a lawyer.

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Guest - posted on 09/10/2014

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Did you not sign a consent form before the shots that stated what shots would and would not be given? When my son began receiving his vaccinations, I had to sign a consent form, and I could note on that form any shots/vaccines that I did not want him to have. Some doctors use the same form for all forms of medications/vaccinations, others have you sign a form at each visit.

If you signed the form giving them permission to give the vaccine, you are not going to have much to stand up in court because it is your responsibility to read it. If your doctor's office didn't require a consent form, or if you noted the request not to have the Varicella vaccine in writing, you MIGHT have something, but your lawyer would have to tell you.

That said, getting the Varicella vaccine 3 years after having had the chicken pox is not going to harm your child. If the child had it recently and was not fully recovered, that would be different, but I doubt any judge or board is going to penalize this doctor for this incident.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/10/2014

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I understand, Shannon, however, if the ONLY MMR vaccine they had on hand also contained the Varicella vaccine, they still had to give the MMR booster. MMR is not an option. I agree that they should have told you, but unless you have religious exemptions, MMR is a required booster in the immunization series.

The extra dose of the Varicella shouldn't be a big deal, anyway...less chance of your child experiencing the shingles virus as he gets older. Mine both had chicken pox, and one ended up with shingles. Had he had a varicella booster, even though he'd had chicken pox, he'd have been less likely to experience the shingles.

Like I said, you can involve an attorney, but you may not get far.

Shannon - posted on 09/09/2014

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Well i specifically told them not to give him the varicella shot instead they gave him the MMRV WITHOUT MY CONSENT AND WITH ME TELLING THEM DO NOT GIVE IT TO HIM! But appreciate your opinion thanks!!!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/09/2014

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While the Vericella shot can be skipped if they've had chicken pox, the Measles/Mumps/Rubella that it is combined with are not optional in the US. So, if the only MMR vaccine they had on hand also had the Varicella in it, that was what they used.

its highly doubtful that an attorney would be able to do anything, but feel free to try.

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2014

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The MMR vaccine is given at 18 months and has nothing to do with chickenpox.

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