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MMR Debate on Horizon

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egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:06:17

Just wondered if anyone saw this? DH and I are now concerned about dd having it - after being totally happy with the idea before! Anyone considering the single vaccines? Wondered if anyone knows about any disadvantages to this and how it is done (timescale etc).

Thanks

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:07:43

Egypt, sooooo much about this on the archives on Mumsnet. And check out www.jabs.org.uk, v helpful...

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:10:36

thanks dinny, yes i bet there is loads. will check it all out when i have time to. having a look at the website now.. thanks

Stargazer Sun 29-May-05 22:12:42

Egypt - why???? According to all the research (apart from Wakefield) there is no link between MMR and autism. Both my DS and DD have had the MMR vaccine.

Ultimately, it's your decision, but if you opt for single injections - do ensure that you complete the whole course - many parents don't.

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:12:53

my dd had single measles and mumps at the Breakspear Hospital in Hemel Hempstead. They were great.

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:13:55

Many parents choose not to complete the course, Stargazer.

Gobbledigook Sun 29-May-05 22:14:25

What's your concern? There is no link.

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:15:59

Why not opt for single vax?

Stargazer Sun 29-May-05 22:16:03

But Dinny - that's exactly the problem with single jabs. You don't have full protection for your child or other people's children.

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:19:38

She has the protection I want her to have.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:23:51

i would most certainly complete the course, without a doubt, but i just have this feeling of unease watching those mothers who, even after seeing the stats, KNOW in their minds the the mmr caused their child's autism. it's stupid i know i know i know, but just wondered whether there could be any disadvantage to the single vaccines then weigh up the situation.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:24:35

so why would the single vaccines not give you the protection to others children? is it the period in between the jabs that leaves others open to infection?

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:25:00

......as well as our our own children?

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:26:31

I'm not giving dd rubella until she's older, fwiw, Egypt. was just going to give her measles (as at nursery) then dh persuaded me she should have mumps top. some people don't vaccinate at all, shock horror

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:27:02

no, i'm being paranoid. there is no link, you are right. hmmmmm. i'll perhaps let this thread continue and take a look in the morning.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:27:41

my cousin has never vaccinated any of her 4 girls for anything.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:28:02

why not dinny?

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:29:01

it's because MMR is much more economically viable for DOH than single jabs, Egypt.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:29:27

no i mean why are you not giving her rubella?

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:31:15

will probably when she is older. will be shot down for saying this but I'm not jabbing my daughter for the common good.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:32:58

it's your choice. just makes me mad when people dont vaccinate and then others suffer through it. is that why you mean by 'the common good?'

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:34:35

re rubella - don't really see why a toddler should be vaxed against it. would prefer to wait till when I had it (12)

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:35:29

but yes, tbh I had dd vaxed to protect her, not really with public health as a whole in mind.

egypt Sun 29-May-05 22:37:09

tbh i never gave a thought to public health when considering the dtp but after watching horizon i am now. guess rubella isnt necessary until 12. is it?

dinny Sun 29-May-05 22:38:53

well, not for the child, but is obviously a problem if said child gets rubella and infects an pg woman with no immunity...

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