View Full Version : 4-6 year old Booster shots?
07-13-2011, 03:46 PM
I called to schedule a check-up and HF family said that my son needed SIX booster shots. He's been on schedule with everything else. This number seems very high to me - what shots did your children get before school started?
07-13-2011, 03:59 PM
I think K is getting three tomorrow for her 4YO/pre-k shots, but some are combined. I'll try to update tomorrow...
07-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Yeah, I'll see what they say at his appointment, I'm thinking that whatever tech I was speaking to might be off her game.
07-13-2011, 09:37 PM
I can't ever remember my son getting that many shots at once. He's starting Kindergarten this fall and he might have gotten one booster. Six seems like a lot.
07-14-2011, 12:15 AM
The handouts I got from her ped say chickenpox, MMR, polio and DTP at 4.
Just going off memory, that seems about right to me. I remember times when they needed a whole tray to vaccinate my kids. The only shot I ever denied was Hep A but I decided to go forward with that one, which comes later than the series you are talking about because it pertains to foodbourne illness and such. And, I never intend to get that one for teenage girls.
07-14-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm thinking that the woman I was talking to was incompetent - but getting an appointment with his pediatrician, Dr. Baltierra, is like seeking audience with the pope.
I don't want to change pediatricians, but I might have to. I quote "it will be at least two months before you can see him, maybe three." When we do get to see him, we wait
at least an hour beyond our appointment. He's wonderful when he is there, but the whole office is really frustrating.
Loudoun Pediatrics in Purcellville, nice facility, walkin hours. Once I did physicals with my girls on a Sunday, I was shocked to have an appt on a Sunday.
07-14-2011, 02:47 PM
3 pokes today for preK:
Chickenpox + MMR
Polio + DTP
07-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Second on Loudoun Pediatrics -- both our kids go there. The waiting room in Purcellville is actually divided down the middle between "sick" and "well" sections.
07-14-2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks - I'm going to call them in the morning.
07-15-2011, 07:37 AM
Loudoun Peds also has an office in Berryville. We've started going there because it's a smaller office and we can usually get in the same day. And Dr. Lins, who is normally there, is wonderful!!
Yeah, I have been going to Loudoun Peds for 14 years, even when their only office was in Leesburg then Lansdowne, I'm glad to see some others have found it too. The Purcellville office is really just a hop, skip and a jump from Shannondale.
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