Does this sound ok?
My daughter was admitted to the ER recently with a needle in her foot. When i was asked if her vaccinations were up to date i said 'no, she hasnt had any'.
I was advise that she may need a tetanus shot, which i agreed to.
She was sedated to remove the needle and was given the tetanus shot. I asked the nurse on duty 'is this shot JUST tetanus?' she said 'yes, just tetanus'.
Later, at home i was reading over the discharge papers and is said 'tetanus/diptheria vaccine given'.
Please let me just say, i am not complaining about the care we were give, it was and always has been great. What concerns me is that i was told the wrong/incomplete thing. While i dont think i would have declined the shot, had i been told it contained the diptheria vaccination too, i feel like i should say something.
It could be just a case of the nurses not being fully informed as to what is in the shot, or possibly even just misunderstanding my question.
The nurse who was attending was a lovely lady, she was caring, gentle and very helpful. I worry though that maybe she wasnt fully aware of what was in the shot.