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Three in one MMRor single jab

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Postby Cate » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:03 pm

I'm interested I've had letter through from Doctor Kirsten's MMR (measles mumps rubella) jab due what has anyone else done three in one or single jabs?? I want to know what happens in other countries? Thanks Cate
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Postby Jules R » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:35 pm

Hi Cate,

We did the three in one jabs. I'm not in the slightest convinced about the autism link - the research seemed dodgy in the extreme to me. And I'm much more concerned about the effects of measles so I wanted my children vaccinated as early as possible.

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Postby Juliana » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:11 am

Hi Cate,
Same here, we did the three in one jab with Nadia and Alex, in the Netherlands it is quite common although it is possible to pay for single jabs as my friend did. I have not noticed any difference how it went with her child and my two.
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Postby bina » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:00 pm

Same here - I consulted lots of people, including my GP (who's actually quite good) and the lead pediatrician at the hospital I gave birth. All confirmed that the research re autism was very dodgy and the doctor who ran it was forced to leave the UK, because his practice was not viable here. He now works in the US where they have accepted him. Plus, I spoke to my pharmacist (finding out about the individual jab), who said that a clinic that used to provide the single jab had to close, because they had been importing the 3 individual jabs, but as they are not licensed in the UK they were dodgy and therefore did not provide the same level of protection against measles, mumps and rubella; well, that says enough, doesn't it?
Hope this helps - I had Lucy vaccinated in January, and she's only 16 months, so don't about autism yet, but I'm convinced even if she did end up suffring from it, it'll be coincidence.
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Postby Cate » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:20 pm

Thanks for advice I did let Jess have the three in one jab when she was small but I don't remember there beng so many scare stories about then, obviously I don't love Kirsty any more than Jess but she did take quite a bit of doing to get here and is so precious that's not to say that Jess isn't obviously..... etc
I had heard if you did seperate jabs you have to wait in between and that is when they would probably get measles or what ever also that measles is coming back because people are afraid to vaccinate.
When I enquired at my doctors the practice nurse said be careful of using a private clinic because the stuff isn't stored as good/ as well as within the NHS.
I suppose I just will have to go ahead.
I would welcome anyone elses opinions also
Cate xxx
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Postby DebraP » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:23 am

Here in Norway we have the 3-in-1. Maya was about to start nursery and I wanted her protected as quickly as possible. She had no side effects although a same age friend caught a mild dose of measels from his jab.

As an unprotected 4yr old I caught measels and was profoundly deaf for a while afterwards as a result. I remember having hearing tests all through infants school.

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Postby Kim » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:52 am


Thomas is only 10 months old but I've been thinking about the MMR jab a lot recently.

In the last week I'd made up my mind to let him have it as all my instincts are telling me that it's the right thing to do and that everything will be fine. Plus there was something on the news recently reporting the first death from measles in the last 14 years ( don't know all the details as only caught the tail end of the news report. )

After reading some of these replies I feel even more confident that the MMR jab is the best option.

So glad you asked the question !!

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Postby Susie » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:58 pm

Sorry but I'm going to say the opposite here!
My cousin was one of the first babies to recieve the MMR vaccine. Before the vaccine she could say a few words and walk etc, then within a couple of days after having the vaccine she lost the ability to speak, and developed autism.
I had Abby injected with the single vaccines as I wasnt going to take the risk.
My opinion is that when penecilin was first brought out it was meant to be a wonder drug that cured all, then a few people found out they were allergic to it. I feel that a few people may be allergic to the triple vaccine which is why they develop these symptoms.
Anyway thats just my opinion! Oh and Ryan will be having single jabs too.
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Postby SallyP » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:58 pm

I agree. I know the NHS are all pro mmr, but the crunch thing for me was finding out that Tony Blair had the single jabs for Leo. So if the MMR's not good enough for the PM, as being head of the Department of Health it made me think. I know the NHS stance is that there is no link, but there are about 1000 parents who do believe that their children significantly regressed soon after receiving the MMR. I know the NHS stance is widely availbale but sites like JABS tell the other side of the tory - of parents who believe that their children were damaged by vaccines. I know it's a small proportion but it still exists.

I live in Runcorn and travelled to Direct Health 2000 on Rodney St, Liverpool for the singles. The cost is about £80 each.

Prior to MMR parents had the right to choose triple or single jabs. There is no reason whiy the singles were withdrawn at all so I think parents should be able to choose.

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Postby LittleP » Thu May 11, 2006 4:32 pm


Although Amelia is not yet old enough to have the MMR, we have thought about it and have decided that she will be having the 3-in-one.

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Kirstens had three in one MMR

Postby Cate » Fri May 12, 2006 8:41 pm

Well I took her for her jab at the baby clinic they had started sending reminders and I had tried the place in Rodney Street to go privately but the number was out of order and Directory enquiries only had same number etc etc..
Some children from Jess's school are going to the Isle of Man on a trip and my mother read that measles has come back there as people are not taking up the vacination.
I hope I have done the right thing she seems no different up to now. The nurse said she may get a rash in about fourteen days as that may be the measles in the vacination coming out and that it's nothing to worry about. Fingers crossed. Paul is working away again so it was left to me as usual to make the decision.
Thanks for every ones views Cate
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Postby kappy » Sat May 13, 2006 6:50 pm

Hi All,
I have mixed feelings regarding vaccines. I have a cousin with two children (boy and girl) and both have autism. She's very against pretty much all vaccinations, and sends me info all the time via email. I can see both sides of the debate, but in the end decided that it was more important to protect Hannah from the multitude of ailments. What I did do different was space them out. I don't agree with the need to give them 4 shots in one visit. I had a limit of 2 per visit and if necessary would come back a few weeks later for the remaining. She was a little behind on her vaccination schedule up to 6 months because of the spacing, but as of today (she's nearly 9 months) she's up to date. Unfortunately some don't have the ability to space them out ... especially if their child is in daycare (most here in the US require up to date vaccinations). It's a tough decision for some. On one end you want to protect your little ones from all the diseases the vaccines prevent, and on the other it's terrifying to think that a shot could cause something far worse. To this day I've elected not to tell my cousin that we went with the vaccinations. It was a private decision my husband and I made, and I didn't feel like defending it to anyone (even family).

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