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Paribus Wed 10-Apr-13 13:58:55

in the wake of the measles outbreak I have been thinking about getting a single measles jab for my youngest DC, who is 18 months. A quick google search revealed CityDoc on Harley street- has anyone used them? Any other provider? Any views on single jab side effects?

I am very scared to be honest- I am torn between believing what parents of vaccine damaged children tell and a real risk to my baby's health. Really don't know what to do and single jab seems like a sensible idea- what do you guys think?


Happy247 Wed 10-Apr-13 14:05:34

DDs consultant phoned yesterday as we are near a Measles outbreak and she has chronic disease. He wanted to check if we as parents had been vaccinated as children, after lots of phoning around we found out my DH was not vaccinated as a child. He is now having the measels single vaccination at the end of the week. I would try your GP before going private on can't always guarantee where the vaccinations have come from if private.

5madthings Wed 10-Apr-13 14:09:04

You won't get it from your go.

There is someone on another thread. The one mnet did as a web chat with the government official re measles its in active convos. And on there there is a recommendation for a place that does single vaccines.

Happy247 Wed 10-Apr-13 14:17:08

Well I am very surprised by that 5mad...we are either very lucky then or because we are near an outbreak.

5madthings Wed 10-Apr-13 14:19:30

You sound like you have very particular circumstances because if you dd and being near an outbreak. Is the vaccine being given by your gp or has it been arranged via your dd's specialist as its no it standard to get the single vaccine at all.

Ineedmorepatience Wed 10-Apr-13 14:34:01

Personally, I would get your Dh to check if he is being given Mmr or a single measles vax.

My Dd1 was offered a measles booster when she was in reception because there had been an out break and it turned out it was MMR

If your DH doesnt mind having MMR then it doesnt matter but if he does he should check.

Ineedmorepatience Wed 10-Apr-13 14:38:45

Sorry for the hi jack OP?

Dd3 had single jabs done by a private GP near to where I live.

Happy247 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:05:05

Ineedmore-no it's definitely the single measles he's having, we've already checked and 100% sure it's a single vaccination. He has Aspergers and we wouldn't risk MMR due to this.

Ineedmorepatience Wed 10-Apr-13 15:24:55

Oh good, thats ok. Sorry if I seem cynical its just that I have been involved in quite a few difficult situations around HCP's and MMRsad

Paribus Wed 10-Apr-13 17:22:02

Any suggestions re single jab clinics in London? Anyone?

Happy247 Wed 10-Apr-13 17:46:32

Not cynical at all ineedmore and sorry you've been in several difficult situations when it comes down to MMR! not fair!

Ruggles Wed 10-Apr-13 19:06:02

We used Babyjabs and they were great. Richard Valhorsen is one of the directors and he wrote a very interesting books about the jabs. He believes in immunisation, but at a controlled pace, rather than too much at once. Good luck with whatever you chose is right for you smile

Ineedmorepatience Wed 10-Apr-13 19:51:41

Yes Ruggles that was what the private GP who did Dd3's jabs said too, we spaced her jabs even more than he usually recommended due to her severe reactions to her early babyhood jabs.

Happy funnily enough it was never my own GP who gave me a hard time, he understood why I was doing it and supported me, it was the HV, Practice Nurse and other GP's in the surgery who gave me a hard time. And because we spaced the jabs out over an extended period they decided that gave them the right to bitch at me every time I had to see one of them! Hey ho at least my Dd was safe.

zumbaleena Wed 10-Apr-13 20:15:47

Statement from Dr Andrew Wakefield

The British government is entirely culpable for measles outbreak
In the wake of further media distortion, misrepresentation and ignorance in relation to the measles outbreak in Wales, it is important to clarify some key facts.

In 1998, following an analysis of all pre-licensing studies of MMR vaccine safety I recommended the use of single measles vaccine in preference to MMR. This remains my position.

At that time, in contrast with the false assertions of many commentators, including Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, and vaccine millionaire Paul Offit, the single vaccines were licensed in UK and freely available to the British public.

While vaccination uptake fell from February 1998, there was a reciprocal increase in the uptake of single measles vaccine – a fact that is never acknowledged in the press. Vaccination clinics administered many thousands of doses of measles vaccine and children were “protected”.

Six months later, in September 1998, the British Government withdrew the importation license for the single vaccines, effectively blocking this option for parents.

Measles cases in the UK rose when the government withdrew the importation license for the single measles vaccine leaving concerned parents with no choice.

When I demanded to know why, if the government’s principal concern was to protect children from measles, it would prevent parents with genuine safety concerns over MMR from protecting their children, Elizabeth Miller of the Health Protection Agency responded “…..if we allowed parents the choice of single measles vaccines it would destroy our MMR program.” The government’s concern seemed to be to protect the MMR program over and above the protection of children.

MMR vaccine is not safe.
Despite the claim of David Salisbury, head of the UK’s Immunization Division, that MMR has, “an exemplary safety record,” two of the three brands introduced in 1988 had to be withdrawn for safety reasons – they caused meningitis.

Government officials had approved these dangerous vaccines – Pluserix and Immravax – giving them the great majority of the UK market despite knowing they were high risk and despite having been warned explicitly of their dangers. These government officials put price before children’s health and have been seeking to cover up this shameful fact ever since.

MMR can cause autism
The US government have paid out millions of dollars to children whose autism followed vaccine-induced brain damage. A recent government concession in the US Vaccine Court confirms that the parents’ claims were valid all along.

In a recently published December 13th 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded to Ryan Mojabi, whose parents described how “MMR vaccinations”, caused a “severe and debilitating injury to his brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (‘ASD’).”

Later the same month, the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from Houston won compensation following a vaccine-related brain injury that, once again, involved MMR and resulted in autism.

The cases follow similar successful petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling, Bailey Banks, Misty Hyatt, Kienan Freeman, Valentio Bocca and Julia Grimes) in which the governments conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.

Live Public Debate
The more light that is shone on this subject by way of informed, balanced debate, the better. I am offering to debate any serious challenger on MMR vaccine safety and the role of MMR in autism, live, in public and televised.

Paribus Wed 10-Apr-13 23:36:26

Ruggles, thank you so much for the recommendation, will give them a call tomorrow.

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