Guess Who Reminded Me That My Son Missed His Vaccine?


Like many other mamas, I am a bit weary of vaccinations. The autism argument aside, my daughter used to sleep most of the day after getting her shots. My son, on the other hand, has developed fevers after a few of his vaccinations and once had two quarter sized welts on his arms in the weeks that followed.

While I have a lot of faith in our pediatrician and have discussed the benefits and risks of vaccinations at length with him, I went with my motherly instincts and skipped my son's last shot, as he was under the weather. So it came as no surprise when I received a reminder in the mail that my lil guy had missed his vaccination. But, I was stunned that the card was not from the doctor's office — it was from a pharmaceuticals company. It also advised me to contact my provider and find out if I need to schedule an appointment.

We often hear that these companies are behind the increased number of vaccines and this notice hit me the wrong way. What's your opinion?

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