I believe my son received the wrong vaccine. I don't trust his doc. I have questions.
My five (two months shy of six) year old is way behind on his vaccines. My wife refused to trust that vaccines are safe for years, but has been coming around over time (or possibly is just humoring me) and now at least we're finally moving on this shit.
Anyway, he had had 4 shots of DTaP and was due for his 5th, but hadn't had any polio. The doc (a naturopath that I am increasingly displeased with but nonetheless will withhold scare quotes) suggested as a way to catch up that he could receive a combo vax: DTap + IPV so he'd only need 2 more IPV's in the future. I am 90% sure it was Kinrix, but don't have the name in writing. We go for it. I'm thinking "hallelujah." This was on Wednesday.
A bit of research later
and I find out two things.
1) His prior DTaP shots were Sanofi -- not GSK. Apparently mixing/matching vaccine manufacturers is a no-no, or at least frowned upon.
2) Kinrix isn't approved for the primary series of IPV.
So my questions:
1) Aside from a prominent, still-present and itching, but diminishing rash at the injection point and a slight fever a couple of days ago, is my son in any danger? What are the implications here?
2) I told my wife that I was pissed off that the doc could make such a basic mistake, and that as a pediatrician she should know vaccines cold -- even for a catch-up scenario. My wife suspects that docs make these kinds of mistakes all the time. Which is it? Am I overreacting?