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Vaccinations for three year olds- really need to have or not?

(6 Posts)
Dad12 Tue 16-Sep-08 14:36:45

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?

Dad12 Tue 16-Sep-08 15:35:26

Has this one been done before?

Beeper Tue 16-Sep-08 17:52:20

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.

MrsMattie Tue 16-Sep-08 17:56:18

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.

Beeper Tue 16-Sep-08 18:01:00

Mrs mattie - thats why i said - get antibody tests done.

TheBlonde Tue 16-Sep-08 18:25:20

this says the level of effectiveness varies for the different components of the MMR vaccine:

* 90-95% of people will be immune to measles after the first dose.
* 90-95% of people will be immune to mumps after the first dose.
* 97-99% of people will be immune to rubella after the first dose

Not sure about the single jabs

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