We gave the vaccine
Dear Lynda –
I’m Ethan’s mom – like Steve, Ethan had GBS in 2000 at age 10.5. Last year both Ethan and his younger sister got the meningitis vaccine. (He’s also had a tetanus shot since GBS.) He had no problems. Meningitis is too scary – I’d risk the shot. There’s no question that he’ll be living in a dorm in college – he spent last summer at a college program and stayed in a dorm.
I can’t wait to get my daughter the HPV shot. Luckily she thinks injections are fun (but not as much fun as watching her brother get them!)