So we asked my dad and my FIL to go get the Tdap prior to coming out here when the baby is born (my mom works in L&D so she already has it) Both were totally fine with going to get it.
Just got a call from my DH. Apparently FIL stopped at Walgreens to get it today and the guy wouldn't give it to him because he is just getting over a cold. Okay fine he says he will come back in a few days to get it no big deal. Well I guess the guy(who is a nurse practitioner) then proceeded to asked him why he needed it. My FIL told him his son was having a baby and that we asked that he get it since he will be around the baby prior to the baby being vaccinated. The guy told him that was a stupid reason to get it and he didn't need it to be around a newborn. He told FIL that just because he had the shot didn't mean he wouldn't still be a carrier of the disease it just meant he wouldn't get it himself. And he told him he didn't need to get it because he has already had it in the past even though its been well over 10 years since he had it. WTF?
My FIL called my DH afterward all confused. DH told him that the CDC and our OB-Gyn and Pediatrician have all recommended that anyone who will be around the baby for any significant amount of time get the shot so he is still going to go back and get it (probably at a different Walgreen's location) so its not going to be an issue for us.
But it seriously pisses me off that there are healthcare professionals advising adults who will be around newborns not to get this shot. Especially with all the outbreaks going around right now. Makes it even harder for those of you who are struggling with stubborn family members to get the importance across when there are health care professionals out there saying the exact opposite of what you are telling your family members.
I'm just super thankful that my FIL will go by our wishes no matter what because it is our child and he is on board with what we choose for our baby's safety.