I’d prefer to say to close family&friend person : STFU, my kid, he’s fine. We’re on it.
However, I’d prefer to not completely alienate close family&friend person, even if we only get over to each other’s side of the country once a year and speak weekley.
The email I got:
I heard a radio show on the way into work today that prompted this email. I remember you chose to postpone a shot for [Wolfie] that the doctor recommended saying you wanted to do more research on it. This program this morning talked about the importance of children’s vaccines and not to miss any. I am hoping that you, as caring parents, are taking care of this in a timely manner to protect [Wolfie’s] future health. Thanks!
My response (not yet sent):
*The two vaccinations we postponed at that appointment were for Hepatitis B (a sexually transmitted disease) and Chicken Pox.
I have had chicken pox twice, and am currently not immune to catching chickenpox again. Recent studies have shown that the vaccination for chicken pox in children is only somewhat effective, like most vaccinations, and protection does eventually wear off.
Research into the efficacy of the chicken pox vaccine is still going on (it is pretty new vaccine as far as childhood immunizations go), and the most recent studies have indicated that for maximum effectiveness, it be administered at approximately 15 months of age.
Thank you for the information and your concern. *
Other details: We’ve been spreading out and delaying his vaxes, sure it costs us more in co-pays but the kid only has to deal with two at a time instead of 4-6. He’s gotten all of them excluding the STD one (Hep B) and the Chicken pox. At the time of the “incident”, he was only 12 months old.
Would getting that email back piss you off? Does it need to be nicer, more detailed, does it seem as though it will alleviate their concerns without alienating them completely?