My girls were 14 weeks premature and we went to the clinics every month for their first 2 seasons. They were never sick enough to go back to the hospital and were off oxygen (we are high altitude) after 8 months. The needles are huge, but I couldn't imagine having them on ventilators in a hospital bed again. I vaccinate them for everything I can because of that fear. They are 6 now and are as healthy as their term classmates.
my twins are 5 months old, were over 10 weeks preemie, and had their first shot a few weeks ago, going back soon for #2.
each shot costs insurance about $2000, so they only cover those who REALLY need them, and only during the worst months of the year. usually you get 4 shots between november and march, depending on the year.
He was only covered for the first year but it was worth it. Now we have a nebulizer because he is prone to croup and chronic cough. We are doing it every night just to help lessen any RSV he may get. It has worked for us so far this year.
My son was 12 weeks early and is still in the NICU, he hasn't gotten his first shot yet but we are definitely getting it!!! A NICU mom next to us left a month and a half ago and is now back in the hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit because her preemie did not get a vaccination and got RSV.
My preemie jsut got her second shot a few weeks ago. She was 8 weeks and 2 days early. She is getting all 5 this year. I pray it works.
We got it for the first year and he did not get RSV. He did get sick a couple of times and had to use a neb but no RSV...
my dd was 10 weeks early she has her second shot at the end of this month her ped put in a request with my ins for a nurse to come to my home to give my dd her shots
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