Obviously your doctor has forgotten to tell you about the side effects of the DPT vaccine — a deed that amounts to callousness. But, this is not a stray incident; a lot of doctors in the U.S. have also been accused of holding back information from parents.
According to a recent article published in the journal Pediatrics, a large number of physicians in the U.S. do not provide vaccine information statements to parents as precribed by law.
So, when you go for your child’s next round of vaccination,
- Ask your doctor about the whys and hows of the medicine.
- How is it beneficial for your child; what disease does it prevent.
- What are its side effects, when they are likely to occur and how they should be treated. Also find out what symptoms should prompt you to contact him again.
- Make sure your child does not have a condition that would make her ineligible for a particular vaccine.