difficult child has physical today. Hasn't had one in two years. (although he has been there enough) It is his (difficult child) decision to get the meningitis vaccine. I have my concerns about side effects and I will speak to the pediatrician privately. difficult child has so much anxiety, so many headaches, this is just one less thing he would be worried about. Seems as if there is someone, in the high school each year that gets meningitis. Then it hits the local papers, kids talk, and difficult child won't leave the house. difficult child's appointment. is at 3pm, then he is off to baseball for a double header. Tried to tell him to get his shots in his butt...so his arms won't be sore. Don't think he will bare his butt for the doctor. He has issues in that department. For those that had the shot, is there a lot of soreness after? difficult child also has to get chicken pox shot.