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I’m looking for a recommendation for an MD in town who is well versed in immunizations, specifically for a young adult who has not had the typical childhood vaccines and is now interested in getting them on a   time schedule that is reasonable and safe.

 

 

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PitLocal Mar 22, 2022 09:36 AM
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The Children's Medical Clinic on Arrellaga St. has(d) been a wonderful clinic that has served many generations of Santa Barbara kids. Our initial pediatrician retired from there between the times when our second and third children were born. We took our third child in for his vaccinations when he was 2 or so. This was about 8 years ago, long before Covid or the release of the Covid vaccine. After receiving one of the injections, he went unconscious for about 5 minutes, and was then groggy for about two weeks. We of course asked the pediatrician about it. We weren't accusatory or demanding, we just wanted to learn more about what happened, why it happened, and whether it was an indication for future concern. In response, the pediatrician abruptly terminated our physician patient relationship (i.e. the doctor fired us as patients) and we had to go find a new pediatrician. It was a very concerning experience for us, and became our reason to independently learn all that we could about all vaccines. It has been an eye opening experience for us to say the least.

a-1648110430 Mar 24, 2022 01:27 AM
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I'll assume it just wasn't written clearly and that there were prior vaccines. Hope you found a more cooperative, interactive doctor. Unconscious for 5 minutes is terrifying, I'd be at ER. Did you go? What did they say?

a-1648110246 Mar 24, 2022 01:24 AM
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Interesting. Did your third child, or the others, have any vaccines between birth and "when he was 2 or so"?

Lucky 777 Mar 22, 2022 08:51 AM
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You are wise to look for a timetable to spread them out over time. Even with animals there is danger with "annual vaccinations" being done all at once, too much of a whack to the immune system.

Mebk Mar 22, 2022 08:26 AM
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He was lucky to wait so long. I saw a great quote the other day. If an Apple has mercury aluminum and formaldehyde in it would you eat it.

RHS Mar 22, 2022 09:19 AM
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MEBK: An "Apple" (seemingly a reference to the electronic gear sold under that brand) certainly has the things in it that you list. People buy them because they are scientifically and experiencely proven safe and the machines are beneficial to us. The same is true about vaccines. Humanity has avoided millions of deaths since the age of immunization dawned. People who discourage or frighten folks from this protection have blook on their hands.

SBgal74 Mar 21, 2022 02:35 PM
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My 20 year old step-son was just in this exact same situation and we called our pediatrician to ask this question. They just had him come in to get them done. Pediatricians really are the best versed in the childhood vaccines + have them on hand to administer in the office. Childrens Medical Clinic is the place you may want to try.

a-1647960015 Mar 22, 2022 07:40 AM
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I'll second that about using the pediatrician. When my daughters were small it was obvious that allergies were a problem - I knew I had plant but didn't know I also had food allergies. They tested me and based on the results treated all 3 of us. It made things so much easier and gave me a head start when I saw the allergist to better control my issues.

a-1647890909 Mar 21, 2022 12:28 PM
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Dr. Wienpahl