Hi everyone, my nursing program
requires me to get the Varicella titer, MMR titer, Flu shot, and Tdap shot before the program begins, and I schedule an appointment with a clinic to have all four shots given to me on one day.
Do you think it is wise to have them all given to me in one day?
Quote from CrunchyMama
I hate the word required....they're not. You always have a choice. Ok, just wanted to clear that up, lol. Oh...titers...that's just a blood test to check your immunity. I don't give my kids all the vaccines but when I do, I don't give any more then 1 at a time. That's because babies/kids are still developing etc etc. However even though you're an adult, I would only do 1 at a time...that way if you have a reaction, you'll know which caused it.
True, you can choose not to get them and the school or clinical site can choose to dismiss you from the program for not meeting the criteria of having them. This semester we were required to get the Flu shot as well. It was a hospital requirement, therefore it became a school requirement. You didn't have to get it, but than the school would drop you. There were a few exceptions that would allow you to not have to have the shot.
Last edit by ~Mi Vida Loca~RN on Apr 5, '11