Childhood Diseases

Posted by: firstime mother | 2008/07/17


please help

my son is 16 months old now, so at 12 months his doctor told me he must have injections every month i don' t know for what and he demanded R150.00 on top of medical aid for the injections, so last month i asked how long is this going to end and he told me the importancy of these injections, he mentioned some difficult words and measels and chicken pox, so now i' m really tired about it 2day was the date again for my Lo to go to him and he said bcoz my mom have no money for that injection he injected him with something else there one he should have given to him is R300.00 on top of medical aid so i must talk to him first and he will give it to him on the 19th, so doc i just need to know wherether this doctor is telling the truth or what i' m thinking of not taking my Lo to him anymore coz for real i never knew of a child who is taking injections every month. pls help me.

Expert's Reply



I have never heard a story like this before. Of course babies have to have their usual immunisations which can also be given at your nearest baby clinic.You can see when these injections are due on your baby's Road to Health card.After the first 3 injections which are given every 4 weeks in early infancy,the rest are not due every month.You need to ask your doctor exactly what immunisations he is giving your baby and you have a right to be fully informed about the type of vaccination. If you are not satisfied please ask for a second opinion.

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