Any Thoughts On The Prevnar Vaccine?
My son, Roman, had his first birthday last week. Yay! I can’t believe the little guys is one already. Of course, along with this birthday comes many shots. I have spent countless hours researching, reading books and talking with doctors about immunizations. I am not sure there is a clear answer to this dilemma. My conclusion is they are necessary and have been very beneficial – but do our kids really need so many at one time? And do they really need them all? I do omit a few and make a point to spread them out. But, they get most of them and so far things have gone well.
My first son had no medical problems as a baby and still to this day has been sick very few times. Roman, he is a different kid all together. He had reflux and continues to have ear infections. I worry about him getting too many shots at once. Well, for his one year appointment we were seen by a nurse practitioner for the first time. She told me he would get his MMR and chicken pox shots. I was nervous about all these but decided to go ahead with it. A few hours later he had a fever and continued to have one for 2 days. The third night I heard him crying in his crib and when I walked in he was throwing-up. He was also very lethargic the next day. I called the nurse and she said it was probably from the Prevnar vaccine. I was floored. Apparently I signed off on it without realizing it (my 3 year-old was having a tantrum at the time), but she never told me he was getting that one. Normally, he would never get that many at once. Also, this shot is very questionable, nothing I have read about it seems very positive. Should I refuse it at his 15 month check-up?
Has anyone else noticed an adverse reaction from this shot? I would love to find out more from other mamas about their opinion of this vaccine.
Thanks so much. I have been so worried all week and feel like such a bad mama.