Sunday, June 12, 2011

Would you like fries with that?

(NoteThis will be a posting about vaccination.  I know that people disagree almost violently on the subject, and in fact the purpose of this posting is not to advocate any particular position, but rather to tell a psuedo-medical vaccination joke.  In fact, this introduction will probably be longer than the posting itself, and if you still feel the need to comment with every bit of research out there that supports or decries the use of vaccinations, go for it!)

Yesterday Raphaela received her final vaccination in the DPT series, and Nurse Shoshana asked me if I would like to "Supersize" the vaccine, as long as we were there anyway.


midlifesinglemum said...

The disclaimer is hilarious. There are some opinionated people out there aren't there?

KEK said...

What does it mean to supersize a vaccine?

Doc said...

I think she meant that as long as my daughter was having DPT, why not give an MMR or another complete vaccine as well.
The problem with combining vaccines is that the body goes into overload, and you are much more likely to get negative side effects with two shots in one day. The best spacing for vaccines, if the child needs them around the same time, is a two week break in between each shot.

For more information, see the website:

Maybe Baby Momma said...

Please take a look at my blog about another choice. For now, rather than become a SMBC, I'm freezing my eggs:

I know many women are interested in this, so I'm trying to get a conversation started.

Thank you!

Doc said...

They started a new program in Israel now, for women up to the age of 40 (I missed the window by less than two years): they will freeze your eggs in a method that is much more efficient than had been in the past.
If I had had that option, I would have taken it, in addition to having Raphaela.