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Is anyone vaccinating their baby early (MMR)?

(8 Posts)
Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 18-Apr-13 22:10:30

We live in a very under vaccinated area and are considering asking the GP if we can vaccinate 9 month old DS now. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks.

edwardcullensotherwoman Thu 18-Apr-13 22:22:40

I took my 10 month old DD today as we live very near to a major breakout area. I've been asking for 2 weeks and they kept saying they weren't doing it, but they started holding clinics today. Are there known outbreaks near you?
Tbh if the area is under vaccinated I would definitely be asking.

DyeInTheEar Thu 18-Apr-13 22:33:49

I asked today as well as my baby is only 4 months but I'm worried that London is going to be hit hard.

According the nurse babies won't develop the necessary anti bodies until they're 12 months so they'd have to it again ?? She said there hadn't been any advice from department of health at this stage and advice was to still give MMR at 12months.

Best way to protect babies is to get the 10 - 18 year olds vaccinated and that's who they are targeting.

But I'm the same as you - live in under vaccinated area and worried.

MyDarlingClementine Fri 19-Apr-13 09:34:25

I spoke to a lady who specialises in immunisations.

she said mmr is licensed from 6 months and no reason not to give it.

There can be a " soupy" mix in the baby due to placenta or something and you don't know when babies immune system kicks in etc...

I started a thread in chat - anyone who doesnt live in south wales...

to try and see where its spreading, someone posted a v interesting link to reported cases so you can see how many in the county then break down ....check it out if your worried!

MyDarlingClementine Fri 19-Apr-13 09:34:52

How do you know/find out if you are in under vacc areas??

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 19-Apr-13 10:10:15

I only knew we are because it's a bit notorious round here (Totnes, South Devon). Seeing GP this morning so will ask her.

narmada Sun 21-Apr-13 11:16:26

I am taking DS for his MMR booster early - he is 2.5 . Nurse said no problem.

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Apr-13 11:37:57

I asked the doctor on Friday (DS is 27 months) about getting his booster early. She showed me the book that has all the info about vaccines. For measles it said that any dose under 12 months should be disregarded and first vaccine still given at 13 months. The booster can be given any time 3 months after first jab.
Unfortunately babies under 13 months need the herd immunity which has been eroded.

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