Daughter missing 1 year needles

Ann - posted on 10/07/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My husband and I have recently relocated. I've been trying for the past few weeks since then to try and find a doctor/pediatrician for our daughters who are 1 and 2 years old. I've been on a waiting list to be seen by a doctor and have been rejected by 2 other doctors who have a full patients list. My daughter who is a year old just had her birthday almost 2-3 weeks ago and STILL haven't found a doctor to do her immunizations and nobody has gotten back to me. I'm at a loss I just don't know what to do! I even called my old doctor where we used to live and she gave me the same referral a bunch of other doctors gave me. I just don't know what to do, or like can someone tell me how this will effect her if she doesn't get these needles? or is it alright to wait it off and catch up when I actually find a doctor? My eldest daughter missed her 6-9 month needles and they caught her up eventually too. I just need some direction as to what is the best possible way to go about this. Thank you, all feedback is much appreciated

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AnnMarie - posted on 10/24/2013

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Ann you daughter will be OK to wait a bit. They will catch her up. My husband switched jobs and we didn't have insurance for a few months my kids are late getting their shots this year so next year they will be late again the dr.s office will figure out when they can have them. It's not a huge worry. Call you insurance company and ask what drs in you area are accepting new patients. Or they may have a website(mine does) that will tell you.

AnnMarie - posted on 10/21/2013

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Lilie,Your comment isn't very nice. I think telling someone who vaccinates their children that they are poisoning them is rude and inconsiderate. We each make our own choices it's not your job to convince someone to not vaccinate based on your belief that it " damages" their child. I for one have had both my children vaccinated regularly and if by "damage" you mean that they are healthy kids who go to the dr for their yearly check up and maybe once a year other than that for sickness, are larger than average, early walkers, early takers, early readers, with good social skills, and polite manners then thank God for vaccinations! Don't get me wrong, vaccinations aren't for everyone. It's a choice you make in raising your children just like circimcision or religious teachings or if they are allowed to watch TV or play video games. Telling someone their choice is wrong in the way you did is rude. If your going to try and convince someone not to vaccinate at least list facts instead of opinions as to why you think it's unwise to vaccinate. This is supposed to be a nice constructive site to help not bash other mom's on their choice.

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Merrie - posted on 11/05/2013

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Lillie,
That comment was unnecessary. My husband and I don't vaccinate either, but that is personal preference. To accuse a mother of "poisoning" her children is mean and disrespectful on so many levels.
This website is meant for mothers to encourage and help each other. While you have the right to state your OPINION (which is what it is. It is not a fact), you should do so respectfully. Attacking a woman because she is concerned about her children (or for any other reason) is unacceptable. We as women should embrace differences in parenting styles so we can be open to learning new things that may work for our families. Narrow-mindedness will get you nowhere and is more detrimental to your children's health and mental stability than any vaccine that is offered.

Ann,
It is okay to be a little bit late on vaccines. It will not cause any serious harm to your babies. Keep calling to find a doctor as soon as possible, but try not to worry too much (easier said than done, I know). All the best in your search!
Merrie

Ann - posted on 11/02/2013

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thank you AnnMarie & Thessaly. I am currently on a waiting list at my old doctors office before I moved a couple years ago which is nice because I know him and know my kids will be well cared for at his practice. As for Lillie, you have a rude conscience about you and I find that to say to someone that because they vaccinate their own child that it "damages" them, is mind-boggling. How could any person, let alone a mother suggest that vaccinating a child is damaging to them. I agree, view points and opinions on the matter are much different, but maybe you should try to keep that negativity to yourself unless you have positive facts to back up your argument. thank you.

Thessaly - posted on 11/01/2013

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You could also try calling your local health department. Many times they have vaccines and can administer them to your children. Good luck!

Lilie - posted on 10/15/2013

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We don't vaccinate at all. I don't even like going to the doctor because its the same line all the time. Its hard for me to find children that aren't vaccine damaged and even harder to find vaccine damaged children that the parents acknowledge might be vaccine damaged. Make sure they are eating right and taking vitamins. They will be way better off without vaccinations anyway. If you are intent in poisoning your children, you will find the Dr. to inject them with the deadly poisons in time so no need to worry at all. Most of these diseases are deadly to newborns so you are safely past that stage.

Melissa - posted on 10/14/2013

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There is no harm in waiting to delay the immunizations until you find a new doctor many parents wait until the child is much older.

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