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How do I go about getting the separate jabs instead of MMR for dd?

(27 Posts)
deaconblue Tue 10-Mar-09 20:31:12

Do I approach the GP or do I organise it myself and then inform the GP? If I organise it myself how do I find a reputable private clinic?
Ds was very poorly with atypical TB (was suspected to be lymphoma for a few weeks - absolutely terrifying) after his MMR and I believe his immune system may have coped better with it if he hadn't had the MMR the week before he became ill. Am therefore very nervous about the idea of dd having the triple vaccination so want her to have hers separately.

stressed2007 Tue 10-Mar-09 21:38:15

If you contact the organisation JABS (on web) (which is anti vaccination entirely - but don't let that put you off) I am sure there is a link to a list of clinics that offer these. Remember that you will probabLy want seperate boosters too so that will be 6 seperate injections (so quite costly.)Out of interest where are you - I am in Essex and can recommend clinic if you are near.

EyeballsintheSky Tue 10-Mar-09 21:40:09

I'm in Surrey and know of two clinics. DD has just had her measles jab.

ForeverOptimistic Tue 10-Mar-09 21:40:28

Where do you live? We had them done in the Breakspear clinic in Hemel Hempstead.

stressed2007 Tue 10-Mar-09 21:48:08

Just to say haven't been to Breakspear but know that that one is well considered too.

deaconblue Wed 11-Mar-09 10:50:15

we are in Peterborough. Have hesrd there is a clinic in Cambridgeqaqaaz\

deaconblue Wed 11-Mar-09 10:50:39

sorry dd bashing keyboard

QOD Wed 11-Mar-09 10:55:35

i was told no boosters needed and nor mumps for girls.

BEAUTlFUL Thu 12-Mar-09 13:53:24

Hi Eyeballs - where are the Surrey clinics? thanks x

EyeballsintheSky Thu 12-Mar-09 18:06:44

One is in New Malden and the other is in Croydon. I used the Croydon one as the New Malden one only does jabs every so often - 24th April was their next clinic and I didn't want to wait that long.

stressed2007 Wed 08-Jul-09 14:22:27

"i was told no boosters needed and nor mumps for girls"

Can anyone shed any light on this comment please?

bronze Wed 08-Jul-09 14:24:34

The bloke we went to is in Colchester but holds a clinic in Norwich (luck for us we moved from suffolk to norfolk halfway through)

bronze Wed 08-Jul-09 14:25:39

Was told needed booster and our chap wouldnt do just one or two vaccines you had to have all three

stressed2007 Wed 08-Jul-09 15:04:00

you mean all 2 seperate jabs and then repeated?

That is what we were going to do (before single mumphs jabs stopped).

bronze Wed 08-Jul-09 15:20:06

mumps jab stopped?

ShowOfHands Wed 08-Jul-09 15:33:17

Mumps jab unavailable atm. Should be available again.

Where we had dd's done suggest a blood test to check immunity before deciding on the booster and they do not insist on all of the jabs though they do recommend them.

spicemonster Wed 08-Jul-09 15:38:12

Do you really think so ShowofHands? I can't find anyone who can tell me for sure when that might be.

ShowOfHands Wed 08-Jul-09 15:39:50

The clinic we used couldn't say when but were pretty sure it would be manufactured again. It's all guesswork I suppose.

LionstarBigPants Wed 08-Jul-09 15:44:30

We used Sameday Doctor in Basingstoke (but they have clinics all over). Can purchase only jabs you want, so DD has only had measles. She will have Rubella at puberty and no Mumps (just as well with no current stocks!). Not sure about boosters, have heard opinions both ways as to whether needed, can get antibodies tested, but suspect we'll just get another measles jab around pre-school.

LionstarBigPants Wed 08-Jul-09 15:47:03

Forgot to say we were being hassled by GP about getting MMR, so I wrote a letter to decline it, but did mention we were getting single measles. Sameday Doctor filled in her red book and gave a certificate about the exact vaccination she had.

thehairybabysmum Wed 08-Jul-09 16:02:40

Please dont think that you do not need a mumps vacc for a girl. It can affect the ovaries in the same way it can affect the testes of a boy.


stressed2007 Wed 08-Jul-09 16:10:08

Merck will not be making mumphs vac for at least the next 2 years

some doubt if will ever make it again so please factor this in to to next decision - although apparently if Merck stop doing ths then the patent can be used by other companies.

On this basis the clinic we go to has stopped offering seperate mmr vaccines at all!

When is the danger time for mumphs if a girl - around teenage years - as is the risk with boys?

Are there any really BAD risks with mumphs such as brain inflammation etc?

EyeballsintheSky Wed 08-Jul-09 16:13:50

Well I've just spoken to our clinic about DD's rubella and they were saying that Merck are starting production again in September (09). Who knows what the real story is?

stressed2007 Wed 08-Jul-09 16:22:15

How do they know? Apparently their website says 2 years.

more detail please before I am forced to give my kids the MMR (dread having to do this)

LionstarBigPants Wed 08-Jul-09 16:29:10

Here is one link about the September availability of mumps vacc

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