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PostSubject: No MMR, No School?   Tue 13 May 2008, 13:04

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7392510.stm

Your thoughts on the opinions of Mary Creagh, Labour MP?

The MMR jab rates are at 85% (with an all time low in London) and the target lavel is 95%, so in order to get the rates up, should we take away the parents choice to give the MMR jab?

What more would you do to get parents to let their children have the MMR jab?

At the moment the child has the MMR jab at 13 months old. If you want to have the single jabs they can cost up to 300 each, and is not recomended by WHO.

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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Tue 13 May 2008, 22:11

I think she has gone to far in suggesting this and I tend to agree with the view of the BMA and others.

I would have thought that responsible parents who were worried about the risks of the MMR jab would pay individually - however I didn't realise it would be 300 i.e. 900 if I have read that correctly...I am genuinely quite shocked at that, although could have expected it to be a couple of hundred.

When you look at the number of cases, this seems to be another case of sensationalism in some way, ok so cases of measles have increased 30%- but they are still very low in the big scheme of things, and the second shock in this article is that "records began in 1995!!"


Personally, I think parents who don't opt for the jab (having presumably weighed up the risk of their options, then they need to accept the responsibility that their child may get measles (or mumps or rubella). I listened to a bit of this on the radio yesterday, and now having read the statistics of cases each year, I think the parents who were objecting that their children were at risk if parents are not forced to immunise their children, are grossly over exaggerating the risk.

However, it did a lot of us no real harm either...(I can remember having mumps myself, and can remember sisters having Rubella although I escaped it) and her proposals seem like a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 10:09

I don't think you should ever force parents to give children a vaccination. Although, I think the MMR is of far greater benefit than risk I think that each parent can decide that themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 13:15

I know a lot of mothers from my baby groups who are not planning on getting their children the MMR jab.

One woman has 5 children and all her other 4 have had the jab and have never had any problems, but she has just decided that with her new baby he will not have the MMR.

I looked into single vaccinations but the cost put me off. Also in total you have to go back 6 times for the jabs. My health visitor also said most children who have the single vaccinations end up ill. I am not sure how must I trust her though.

I have signed up for the MMR but am in talks with my doctor about delaying them till 18-24months old.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 15:47

For me education is a far better solution for increasing the uptake raher than the implied financial enforcement option being suggested. The consequence of this will be people forging proof of vaccination and a high enforcement cost to the government.

I guess what is clear is that those who do not vaccinate are, by their actions exposing others to potential risks, how great these are can be a matter for the science and statistical analysis, however you are in the situation or agueing that a vaccination programme has social benefits in addition to the private benefits which is something all people would agree with hence they are free in the first place.

Charging the full cost of the individual vaccination is correct as there is a perfectly acceptable cheaper solution (which is economically efficient) which is free to the consumer.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 18:26

atticusuk wrote:
For me education is a far better solution for increasing the uptake raher than the implied financial enforcement option being suggested. The consequence of this will be people forging proof of vaccination and a high enforcement cost to the government.

I guess what is clear is that those who do not vaccinate are, by their actions exposing others to potential risks, how great these are can be a matter for the science and statistical analysis, however you are in the situation or agueing that a vaccination programme has social benefits in addition to the private benefits which is something all people would agree with hence they are free in the first place.

Charging the full cost of the individual vaccination is correct as there is a perfectly acceptable cheaper solution (which is economically efficient) which is free to the consumer.

I tend to agree mate. Although there is a perceived risk to the combined MMR there is also a possible risk to the seperate injections. Although I am generally all for giving the parents the choice to opt in or out in regards to certain aspects of vaccination, I think providing a choice of vaccines for free would be ridiculous.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 20:54

Unenforceable. What if the 15% of parents refused on whatever grounds. Are we saying that 15% would be refused an education ? Stalinistic if you ask me.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 14 May 2008, 21:17

WormThatTurned wrote:
Unenforceable. What if the 15% of parents refused on whatever grounds. Are we saying that 15% would be refused an education ? Stalinistic if you ask me.

Agreed, we would end up with a lot of homeschooling as in America.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Thu 15 May 2008, 18:45

It's not the risk to other children if little Johnny is not vaccinated but the risk to others, particularly pregnant women, that worries me. Whilst I would be relatively happy for my child to get any one of the 3 diseases (not without their risks) I'm not sure I'd feel so happy letting him get one and then finding out that he'd passed it to a pregnant woman who then went on to have problems with her baby (rubella in partic). I weighed the risks and decided that my little one would have the MMR. There's a lot of info out there and it takes time and a cold towel to sift through it to work out what you do and don't believe.

IMHO the government should have shouted at the time the autism "links" were reported and discredited the advice in the way that they are today - the sample size was very very small (5 children if I recall!). Blair should have et the nation know whether baby leo had had the jab (and not hidden behind privacy - it's hardly a very private matter). But that's me...
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Fri 16 May 2008, 09:51

See I don't feel there is the right infomation available.

The way in which the MMR is put on you is wrong.

I had just come home from the hospital, had no sleep for the past 3 days and trying to deal with a very hungry newborn and they decide to knock at my door and give me these forms to fill in. They left me a photocopy from a baby book, and two info packs on MMR. All 3 bits of information were the same word for word and didn't tell me anything really other then when they have the jabs and what are the side effects.

I have done my own research and everything is either the same wrote by WHO or is too far the other way and anti-MMR.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Fri 16 May 2008, 12:48

Ah, you see, I didn't have to make the decision until just before son was 1. Info was given at the 4-6 month jabs and so there was pleanty of time.

That soon after birth IS daft!

There is some fairly good info on the net but you need to plough through it. Trouble is these days, health visitors and the like can't recommend... they give you the government info and then leave the rest to you. They're not allowed to voice an opinion which I think is daft!

I know I've been in several situations where the nurse/HV etc has said "I'm not allowed to say this but..."

I blame the lawyers:!
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Fri 16 May 2008, 15:34

CareBear wrote:

I know I've been in several situations where the nurse/HV etc has said "I'm not allowed to say this but..."

I blame the lawyers:!

LOL, glad it's not only my HV that say's that then!
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Mon 19 May 2008, 15:41

Oh dear, what about this then

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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Mon 19 May 2008, 21:35

broken link, or is it just me?
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Mon 19 May 2008, 23:38

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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Tue 20 May 2008, 01:33

Hmm

definitely a London problem then, 1/5th (?) of population but 1/3rd of all the measle cases last year.

what the report does not appear to say though is much about the implications if people get measles. Ok so 1000 kids get it.....and have ear infections etc.....most will come through, one assumes.....(as they dont point out the problems with measles and the death rate etc..) And I would love to know what records were like for measles in 1972 - which is probably the year my family had them - but the Govt didnt think to save this information until 1995...bizarre!!!

It's difficult, as usual the media have swayed our opinions on this MMR. If i was a parent I would have opted for three separate jabs, although I must admit I did not realise the cost was so great. That thought is based on what I have read, which is probably flawed. I have just tried to google for UK cases, and all reports talk about "when records began", which is ridiculous if it is claimed it is 1995. I just don't believe that. Then, the secrecy around Leo Blair was ridiculous, and confirms that in fact he must have had separate jabs, which naturally feeds every parent's fear

I did find a report that shows a much declining death rate to 1972, even before the jab for measles was introduced...I think it is poor information and poor media, and dare I say it, perhaps a storm in a teacup, if there are only 1000 cases a year, as while it may seem harsh, the death rate is so low, that it is not going to have any impact (unless you are the 1 in 1000), but it will put a strain on the rest of the population of course.

Blair should not have been so secretive, and perhaps if the autism cases which are now claimed to be "insignificant" had not been blown out of the water, parents would not have the fears they now justifiably have - regardless of the scientific accuracy or whether something else , such as diet causes that autism)
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Tue 20 May 2008, 10:44

I think what is important is the relative risks. No immunity, chance that you might be one of the 1000 kids in the country to get measles and, possibly, die. Have the jab, chances of dying from that - much smaller. It's not that clear cut in all cases but when you look at the published mortality figures the choice becomes clear. Of course, there's always spin and we will never know how much is placed on this but we can only hope that medical professionals would insist on as clear reporting as possible.

Not particularly relevant, but my brother-in-law is a surgeon. His little one had MMR (albeit late because she had immune function issues) and all the paeds at his hospital had given it to their little ones.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Sun 01 Jun 2008, 09:22

spoilt_little_brat wrote:
take away the parents choice


dididave wrote:
force parents





When did we start living in a dictatorship?

I have my own brain, my own mind, my own thoughts, and my own free will. I'll smoke, i'll eat junk food, i'll do no exercise, i'll take my son on holiday in term time, i'll let him eat chocolate til his teeth rot, i'll get drunk, and it will be me who chooses how to bring up and look after my Son.

To take away a parents right to choose the best medical care for their child is outrageous. It's one thing to take away a persons choice to smoke in a pub but it's another to take away the choice of parent caring for child.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Sun 01 Jun 2008, 19:45

Choice is important - my concern is that choice should be informed accurately and not just with whatever spin the political party choses.

PS: good to hear from you Erica! How's things?
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Mon 02 Jun 2008, 15:02

spoilt_little_brat wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7392510.stm

Your thoughts on the opinions of Mary Creagh, Labour MP?

The MMR jab rates are at 85% (with an all time low in London) and the target lavel is 95%, so in order to get the rates up, should we take away the parents choice to give the MMR jab?
What more would you do to get parents to let their children have the MMR jab?

At the moment the child has the MMR jab at 13 months old. If you want to have the single jabs they can cost up to 300 each, and is not recomended by WHO.

Thoughts please Smile

If you are going to quote me then don't delete the rest of my post and take it out of context.

I am simply asking if we should take away the choice or not, not that I want the choice taken away from parents.

I might tut at other parents for doing things that I don't agree with, and I am sure many other mothers do the same to me, but if you don't let your child have the MMR that thats for you to deal with, I might think it a stupid choice, but as long as it doesn't effect my child then I really don't care less.
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PostSubject: Re: No MMR, No School?   Wed 04 Jun 2008, 01:13

the same is true for dave's post, he never said "force parents" (i.e. to have the jab) either.
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