hello, i think i have decided to go for single vaccs for mumps and measles for my one year old daughter. i wondered if anyone knew where was best to go for this in London? the childrens immunisation clinic on harley st? is there cheaper, does anyone know? also, would you not bother with rubella until the child itself is of childbearing age. ?? confused as to which way to go, even to have them at all. but i think i will do mumps and measles separately. aaaargh. confused laura lone parent
Why didn't you say that in the first place. Its a oft repeated myth that babies immune systems can't cope with vaccines or mmr and they want to put if off until the immune system is stronger. There are very few reasons for delaying vaccines if your children have them fair enough but you shouldn't be recommending it for no reason.
rosi7 I am not medically qualified to make important decisions about my daughter's health and prefer to talk to medical professionals about whether to have my child vaccinated rather than believe all the scaremongering I can read in the press or on the internet.
I take it you have spent 5 years plus studying medicine so that you can make decisions about your child's health without having to talk to your GP.
There is nothing wrong with questioning. But there are unfortunately there is a glut of misinformation on the web about vaccines. It is pure scaremongering with no evidence to back it up. There is no evidence whatsoever for the need for single vaccines.
OP 'makes them a bit sick'. How sick do you think she'll be if she has mumps? I'm a lone parent and think using that as an reason is ridiculous. If you are that bothered about having no car then why not get one? Simple.
Even if you go with the high ground arguement, there is plenty of reasons for creating herd immunity for those who can't be vaccinated or are immune deficient. There is no arguement whatever for singles but if you want to pay for them more fool you. Mumps is not always mild for small children it used to be the leading cause of deafness and does cause encephylitis.
A febrike convulsion is not a serious side affect i should know my ds has had over 20 of them. If you look at the iom i linked above there is plenty of evidence about the side effects of mmr. There is actually a greater risk of anaphylaxis from singles. There is also less official reporting of side effects from private doctors who give singles.
Reading all of these comments - I am again truly amazed how powerfully some people are still defending a dishonest system.
In the end does not matter if a pharmaceutical company lies about the side effects of vaccinations or remedies - and I had clearly stated that it was about a remedy, Catherina, I never claimed it was about a vaccine - the fact that even doctors start fighting against the powers in place shows the we are slowly waking up.
I don't defend a dishonest system. But I do believe that scientists can be and usually are, honest. And that properly peer reviewed scientific papers can usually be trusted. They are certainly more trustworthy than anti science speculative bullshit, like the Chopra thing linked to earlier.