I was required to get my MMR vaccinations for school. But at the time, I was pregnant and my doctor told me I cannot get that vaccination while I was pregnant, so she wrote a note for me to give to the appropriate people at my school, so I’d be excused from having to take that vaccination. The school told me that was all they needed and I should be fine now.
Well, every month since that note in Nov/Dec(?), they have been keeping me from getting my schedule for the following term. I have reminded them of the situation and they let me continue school. Yet again, this term they put a hold on my account so I could not get my next term’s schedule because I needed that vaccination. I had a miscarriage about 2 months ago. They didn’t know that. They should have been under the impression that I was still pregnant, but whatever!! I called my doctor to confirm the information she had originally given me. One of the nurses answered and said at first, I was correct, you cannot get pregnant within 3 months after taking the MMR vaccine. But then she was corrected by another doctor that I only have to worry about 1 month. After 28 days, I’m fine to get pregnant again. Ok no problem. I can deal with that. At the earlest, I’ll be starting IVF in the next week or two. That includes all the tests but I don’t know how long that takes. So I was concerned with that, but I can handle a one month abstinence. I made an appointment withe the Human Services to get the MMR vaccine and the nurse there confirmed that I only need to wait 1 month. Great! I got the vaccine and went on my way to the school to give them their precious vaccine. As I’m sitting in the waiting room of the administrator’s office, I see set 1 of 2. WHAT!?! What on earth does that mean. The woman comes back into the room and I asked her, what does that mean? She said after this month, I need to get another one. She said the only vaccine you don’t need to take in sets are the varicella and the tetanus shot. How was I supposed to know that? She said I was told at the beginning of the school registration that I needed that vaccine. I told her that that wasn’t the point. I was fully aware of that but I was pregnant at the time as the note she is still carrying stated that. I couldn’t get the vaccine at that time. I may not be pregnant at this time but I’m supposed to get an IVF soon, and I would not have done this vaccine had I known I still had to wait 2 months anyhow! After some arguing continued, she admitted that she assumed I’d know this and figured so did the other practitioners. OY VEI!
Well, what’s done is done. I get home and called the RE office to ask if the vaccine waiting time is going to interfere. She said I should only have to wait a month. I reminded her that I’m supposed to get another shot after a month. She had forgotten about that. She was unsure if the vaccine waiting period will interfere with the IVF schedule, but didn’t think it would considering the amount of tests I’d have to go through before the actual event happens. I’ll be asking my doctor next week when I see him. I really hope this doesn’t interfere. I am so mad that no one could just tell me that one bit of information. My mother was cute, though. She said to let her stew over it for me, so I can concentrate on my school and the more immediate issues on my plate. I thought that was sweet!
Thanks for letting me vent. I love my school… I just hate how disorganized some of the people working there are though. Lack of communication there is contagious.