My boy has had all scheduled vaccinations up to now. no MmR but singles. Now we come to the DTaP/IPV and MMR booster. What I'm wondering is does he really need them? I read on other threads that the MMR singles are considered more effective than the 3 in 1 and the booster is not a booster as such but a repeat of the first dose to pick up the few who did not achieve immunity. Also I've read that too many Tetanus jabs are not necessary or good for little ones. (All this reading on mumsnet). Any thoughts?
Tetnus- some studies have shown that the amount of tetnus jabs actually reduces the antibody levels.
If you want to you can have the titers checked for the diseases by a blood test. These are expensive but would spare your child from having further jabs, as jabs contain other poisons such as aluminum and so forth it would be wise to limit them if you can.
You can have blood tests done at Babyjabs in london. google holborn medical services and follow the links for prices etc.
Also remember that even having all the boosters does not gaurentee your child will not get the disease. My son got measles from the jab as his immune system was trashed and we did not know it.
Just want to point out - what Beeper has said is her opinion. It's certainly not the advice you would get from most health professionals. The general consensus is that MMR is not always effective unless the booster is given, for example. Google it and have a good read through the info you get to make your own mind up, though.