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Shots

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

My parents didn’t tell me that there would be more of that! I got stuck with needles in each leg twice per day my first week out of the womb. I thought I’d seen the last of that. But instead, they took me to see my pediatrician (Nason Pediatrics) and he had a nurse put MORE needles in my leg. We went last Wednesday. Fortunately, my parents at least had the insight (someone must have told them) to dope me up with infant tylenol first.

I got stuck 3 times. Once in the right leg, and twice in the left!

I got HIB, Pediarix and Prevnar.

* *Pediarix* includes vaccines for Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
* *Hib* is just for Haemophilus Influenzae Type b.
* *Prevnar* is a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

While I was pretty pissed at getting stuck, I calmed down pretty quickly afterward and showed no ill effects later. Mom and dad say they’re proud of how well I handled it.