Post # 1
I was just wondering what would be a polite way to make sure family members are up to date with their vaccine for Pertussis. I’m not trying to be paranoid or anything, but it would really make me feel better if our close family members who will be around the baby frequently and babysitting her later on were vaccinated. I’m just not sure what would be a good way to bring up this subject.
Post # 3
In the hospital you won;t have to worry because the doctor won’t allow anyone there who hasn’t had it. As for at home I would just be honest and ask if they are up to date with their TDaP vaccine. I don’t think it would be offensive or anything.
Post # 4
I’m a firm believer in straight forward communication.
Can you just say that you were speaking with your doctor and she advised that you ensure that your immdiate family members and caregivers are up to date with their immunizations?
Post # 5
I second the straight up communication. Just be reasonable if people are not. If that is a requirement you have even once you are home from the hospital, people like me couldn’t visit since I am not up to date because I am allergic to that vaccine!