Elizabeth - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My child just recently had his 9 month check up with his doctor. At this appointment they told me he needed one vaccination and the nurse would be in to give me the paperwork and administer the shot. They told me it was a booster so I wasn't too concerned because I knew it was something he had already had. My child had a fever at the time of the visit and when I read the paperwork after I got home I noticed it said this shot should not be administered while a child is sick, and also that this shot was not supposed to be given at nine months. I called my doctor and they informed me that they had given him the wrong shot. He was supposed to get Hep B vaccination and got Hib instead. My child got very sick after the shot. His fever got worse and he developed diarrhea and was EXTREMELY cranky, more than he usually is for a shot. The doctor told me it's probably not from the shot since he was sick already, even though sick children shouldn't get this shot, and that this isn't a big deal and not to worry about it. Now he has to go back in a few months for another Hep B shot. I always assumed they were careful about what they were injecting into babies and that there was some kind of protocol to avoid stupid mistakes like this one but clearly I was wrong. What would you guys do in this situation?