JABS is not primarily a provider of vaccine information but a support group of parents who feel their children have suffered a reaction or have been severely damaged by a vaccine. However, we are pleased to provide the following information which you may find helpful in your decision.
First, no childhood vaccine is compulsory in the UK so you have control over if, when and how you proceed with vaccinations for your child.
JABS believes that the MMR vaccine should be suspended and parents should have a right under the NHS system to request the single component vaccines. Parents need to be aware when considering single dose vaccines that Merck and Co (USA, the manufacturers of Mumpsvax (Jeryl Lynn strain) announced that it will no longer manufacture single mumps vaccines (as of 21st January 2010)
Parents also need to be aware that single dose vaccines also carry a risk of side effects so please ensure you have accurate information on the side effects and also accurate information about the diseases.
One way to access this type of detailed information is to ask your chemist or your doctor to provide a copy of the manufacturer's information leaflet on any vaccine that you are interested in.
You could also ask your library for copies of medical text books on childhood illnesses but text books printed in the early 1960s. The single dose vaccines were introduced into the UK programme from 1967 upwards so any text book printed before then should not have a potential bias from a vaccine to influence the contents.
The measles disease is seen as the more serious of this group (MMR). Some doctors are willing to offer the measles vaccine first but please make sure that you have studied the drug sheet for this vaccine too. Measles, both as a natural disease and as a vaccine, may rarely be associated with fits/epilepsy or other neurological problems including autistic spectrum disorders. We have children registered with JABS who have suffered epilepsy and severe learning difficulties after the MMR vaccine. One family has been awarded the Government's vaccine damage payment after their daughter became epileptic following MMR vaccine. All three components of MMR are live vaccines. The single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella are also live and carry a risk of side effects.
The drug manufacturers' information sheets specify that the live vaccine should not be given to anyone with a compromised immune system and gives a specific warning if there is a family or personal history of neurological problems or if the child has had a seizure of any kind. Some of the families registered with us who believe that their children were damaged from the single measles vaccine have learned with hindsight that there were contraindications to the vaccine that the vaccinating GP had not identified.
We currently have 2,000 children registered with JABS believed to have been severely affected by childhood vaccines. About two-thirds of the families who have completed questionnaires report a family history of allergies e.g.asthma, hayfever, antibiotics etc, and/or a family history of immune system problems like diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, Crohn's disease etc. What we suspect, but the Department of Health senior advisers reject, is that if a child has inherited a sensitive immune system then he/she may not cope as well with a vaccine virus.
Thousands of parents have contacted JABS asking how to obtain the single dose vaccines. The Medicines Control Agency (MCA) will allow single dose measles, mumps and rubella vaccines in the following situations:
a) where a child has already started on a course of single dose vaccines
b) where the child has a special need, such as an allergic reaction, that makes the licensed product unsuitable.
Parents should contact their GP who, if he/she agrees, can issue a prescription on a named patient basis and provide medical advice relevant to each individual child. If the GP or other health professional has trouble in sourcing a single dose vaccine please ask them to contact JABS.
Please note that measles is considered the most serious of the three diseases measles, mumps and rubella, so perhaps should be considered first.
The term 'Medically indicated' or a similar phrase on the prescription allows access through the 'named patient' procedure. This CAN be done under the free NHS system if your GP is willing to help. The chemist seeing this term on the prescription is allowed to order the single dose vaccine from the licensed importer. When the prescription is seen by the licensed importer it may be allowed, again, under the MCA's rules. The MCA has asked doctors to explain the medical reason by adding a note to the prescription but this could be seen as breaking patient confidentiality. The doctor may justify the term to him/herself in that the child may be left unvaccinated without the choice of single doses and 'it is better to offer something rather than nothing'.
If your GP wishes to check this information ask him/her to contact the practice suppliers.
The Health Care Commission commenced as a Government regulatory body on April 1st 2004. This body has now been replaced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) . The main purpose of the Care Quality Commission is to ensure that all organisations that have to register have been through a robust set of checks to ensure they are safe and competent people to provide the service to the public and have in place appropriate safeguards and quality assurance arrangements for their patients, to ensure that patients are properly protected.
The CQC has asked us to include in our information the need for parents to ensure that the clinics, and exclusively private doctors, parents choose to attend are registered by the CQC. Although JABS does not recommend nor endorse any of the following establishments or individual doctors, we list them for information purposes only. Please ensure that you ask the doctor/practitioner all relevant questions regarding the vaccines offered. (E.g. availability, time interval between vaccines, name of manufacturer, date of manufacture, safety, efficacy, contra-indications to use of vaccine etc.)
PLEASE NOTE. JABS neither recommends nor advises against vaccination. We are fully aware that some children have and will continue to be damaged by combined and single dose vaccines. However, this knowledge does not mean that parents will leave their child unvaccinated. JABS is trying to support free choice and full information on the real risks of vaccination and childhood diseases.
Parents should appraise themselves of the registration status of the following doctors and clinics with the Care Quality Commission. www.cqc.org.uk Tel: 03000 616161
1) Dr. Copp
Tel: 0845 1196 049 (Edinburgh) Fax: 0845 1196 050
Please send an A4 stamped, self-addressed envelope with a cheque for £15.00 payable to:
GP-Plus Limited, One Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH
2) Drs Sean and Mary Dunphy
Tel: 00 353 214 371 177
Cork Road Clinic, Carrigaline, Co Cork, Ireland
3) Dr Mary Grehan
Tel: 00353 429 331 471 or 00353 429 331 470
Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
4) Independent Family Healthcare
Tel: 0113 258 5515 (Leeds)
The Orchard, Town Street, Horsforth, North Leeds LS18 5BL
Health professionals in the private sector have set up Independent Family Healthcare to offer immunisation choices, e.g single MMR vaccination, chickenpox, tetanus, BCG, polio, rotavirus etc that are not available through the NHS, or only available to restricted vulnerable groups.
In addition, we also offer Private General Medical and Paediatric Specialist Consultations with complete confidentiality and run Company Health Scheme (to include routine health screening, medicals, business travel clinic, occupational health services, flu jabs) Allergy Testing, Childrens Health Checks and Nutrition for Children.
The Clinic is based in Horsforth, North Leeds on every other Saturday of the month. For more information or to book an appointment please call 0113 258 5515 or visit our website www.familyhealthcare.org.uk .
Registered with Care Quality Commission (formerly the Healthcare Commission) certificate number: 1-78581746 www.familyhealthcare.org.uk
5) Children's Immunisation Centre
0905 485 0100
19 St John Street,
Healthcare Commission registration achieved
Children's Immunisation Centre - Dr. Tamara B - Booking Line:
0905 485 0100
The White House (3rd Floor), 12 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5TB
Children's Immunisation Centre - Booking line:
0905 485 0100
139 Harley Street,
Healthcare Commission registration achieved
Children's Immunisation Centre is pro-vaccination with a 100% safety record and has been operating for 7 years. The centre offers a course of mono component vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella and chicken pox. We offer many other vaccines including Pneumococcal Meningitis, TB, Meningitis C, Polio, Hib, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Cervical Cancer (HPV) plus all travel vaccines.
Children's Immunisation Centre is able to offer a cervical screening service for a charge of £95.00
6) Manchester Independent Family Doctors
Tel: 0161 434 4731 (Manchester)
Calderbank Medical Chambers,
87 Palatine Road,
Registered with the HealthCare Commission since 2004
Measles vaccine £130.00 Sanofi Pasteur MSD Rouvax (Schwartz strain)
Mumps vaccine £130.00 Merck & Co, USA, Mumpsvax (Jeryl Lynn strain)
Rubella vaccine £ 130.00 Merck & Co USA, Murvax 11(Wistar strain)
Chickenpox vaccine also available
7) Direct Remedies Limited
Tel: 0845 130 4595 Fax: 01932 711 075
Main Surgery: Dr Ratnasinghe, The Sunbury Clinic, 2 Burgoyne Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 7PW
Direct Remedies holds clinics in the following locations:
Sunbury on Thames
Direct Remedies offer Consultations with Consultant Pediatrician and our vaccination programme include:
Hep B (adult)
Hep B (pediatric)
BCG and Monteux Test
All Travel vaccines
If you require any other vaccine that is not listed please call the surgery on 0845 130 4595 for more information.
All children vaccinated by Direct Remedies will be offered an aftercare service With Dr Ratnasinghe ( Consultant Pediatrician).
All vaccines are Mercury Free.
8) Dr John Oakley MB, ChB, DCH, MRCP, MRCPCH
Tel: 0121 308 8876 / 0121 308 9550. (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) Fax: 0121 308 9551
52 Bishops Way,
B74 4XSGeneral Medical Council (GMC) Registered: 1547300
Healthcare Commission (HCC) Registered: P030002014/40328
They are very proud that HCC state that their information to parents is: "Factual and without bias".
E Mail: Drjohnoakley@blueyonder.co.uk
"I have been treating children and their illnesses for over 30 years. Prior to becoming a full-time Independent Practitioner, I was Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Sheffield/Children Hospital Sheffield. I have always used single vaccines, and have never administered the combined MMR vaccine. I will not use vaccines containing Thiomersal (Mercury).
"We administer Measles first as it is by far the most important of the "MMR" vaccines. Measles and Rubella vaccines are supplied to us by Sanofi Pasteur MSD (France), while Merck (USA) supply Mumpsvax (Jeryl Lynn strain).
"Our Surgery is open every weekday for appointments. We offer many other vaccines, including
Chickenpox, Pneumovax, Hepatitis A & B, HPV (Gardasil), Rotavirus, 'flu', holiday vaccines etc.
"We also provide options to replace the primary course (Scheduled at 2, 3, and 4 months of age) of vaccines. No other Country in the World provides so many vaccines, so close together, at such a young age!
"We provide Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis (together as Infanrix), Single inactivated Polio, HiB meningitis and Meningitis C (together as Menitorix).
"We do not charge for our Information Pack, aftercare or telephone advice. There is no Registration fee, and we do not require prepayment.
"For further information and updates please contact me by any of the above methods. "
Measles vaccine £110.00
Mumps vaccine £155.00
Rubella vaccine £110.00
Fees for other vaccines are available upon request.
9) Dr P H R Bryson MB, ChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Tel: 0121 440 8402 (Birmingham )
Karis Medical Centre, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston,
Rubella vaccine £120.00
Measles vaccine £120.00
Mumps vaccine £150.00 (No mumps vaccines available at present. There are difficulties due to Merck's change in supply of mumps vaccines.
The Karis Centre does not offer any other single vaccines .
10) Clarion Health Ltd
Tel: 01225 448348 (Bath)
2 - 4 Henry Street Bath BA1 1JT
Clarion Health is a private medical clinic situated in central Bath, offering 3D/4D Ultrasound Baby Scanning for pregnant mums, Single Vaccinations for children, Travel Vaccines and Allergy Testing for adults and children.
Clarion Health offers the following single vaccine programmes:
BabyVax Programme: Single Meningitis C, HIB and Polio vaccines and the DTaP. Unfortunately single Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccines are not available for babies. Their programme gives parents the choice to separate out these vaccines over either 12, 6 or 3 appointments.
Also offer Chicken pox, Pneumoccocal and Flu vaccines for children.
MMR Programme: Single Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines given with approximately 6 week intervals.
Clarion Health provides a consultation with our doctor or clinic sister at your first appointment, for you to ask any questions that you may have and for the medical staff to run through possible side-effects of the vaccines with you. Your child's medical history will also be checked prior to any vaccines being given, to ensure there are no known contra-indications.
Clarion Health offer Saturday as well as weekday appointments and these are generally available within 2 - 3 weeks. Registered by the Healthcare Commission WO10000089
11) Dr Mandy Claiden B.A. (Oxon), M.B., B.S., DRCOG, MRCGP
Tel: 01444 417435 (West Sussex)
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Friday only between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (24hr answer phone service)
Costs: Measles £120, Rubella £120, Mumps £165
12) Dr Julia Piper BM, BS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DFFP, DipOccMed, DipAccMed
Tel: 0116 270 0373 (Leicestershire)
GMC Number 2637833
Private General Medical Practitioner
Registered Provider for Private General Practice Services
3 , Knighton Grange Road, Stoneygate,
Private General Practice Services is regulated by the Healthcare Commission. No C020000589
Provide a wide range of child and young adult immunisations including
1. Single vaccines for measles and rubella. Single mumps vaccine is currently unavailable because there has been a change in supply by the manufacturer.
2. I Infanrix: (diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis)
3. Pediacel (diphtheria, tetanus, inactive polio, Hib)
4. I Infanrix x IPV (as above plus polio)
6. Hepatitis B
7. HIB vaccination (Meningitis)
8. Menitorix ( meningitis C vaccine and Hib meningitis vaccine booster)
9. Prevenar (this is the childhood pneumococcal vaccination given under the age of 5 years)
10. Pneumovax (the injection for pneumococcal disease, to be given from the age of 5 years old onwards).
11. Rotarix (Immunisation for babies against Rotavirus)
12. Flu / Influenza
13. Pre-school booster (diptheria, tetanus, inact polio)
14. Cervical Cancer Vaccination (course of 3). This is available for children aged 10+
Cervical smears are available at the practice to anyone who wishes to have a private consultation.
The cost of a smear is £130. (Cervical smears are not currently available on the NHS before the age of 25.)
There are information packs available on most of the above services which are available by downloading from www.privategp.com , by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , or ringing the practice on 0116 270 0373.
13) Dr Richard Halvorsen
Tel: 020 7631 0090 (London)
Babyjabs, 14 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9SX
Dr Richard Halvorsen is a recognised expert on childhood vaccination and has written widely on the subject. He is a GP with over 20 years experience and the author of The Truth about Vaccines . He runs BabyJabs, a dedicated children's immunisation service that offers parents a choice of single and small combination vaccines, as alternatives to both the NHS baby vaccination schedule and the MMR.
BabyJabs offers the widest choice of single and small combination vaccines in the UK. This includes the single measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, and a comprehensive choice of single, and small combination, baby vaccines. These are all mercury free, and also aluminium free wherever possible.
BabyJabs encourages parents to make informed choices of which vaccines to give their child, and when these vaccines should be given. Consultations are available with Dr Halvorsen to help parents plan a personalised immunisation schedule for their child.
Antibody blood tests are available.
For further information, please visit www.babyjabs.co.uk
14) Choice Healthcare Services Ltd
Choice Healthcare Services Ltd
Tel: 0845 834 0091 Fax: 020 8676 5694
10 Harley Street, London W1 9PF
Email: info@choicehealthcare. co.uk
"We are a private healthcare clinic registered with the healthcare commission since 2004 (P050002004), Croydon Airport House, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF. This incorporates all our satellite clinics around the country. We provide primary healthcare to the public, which includes single dose vaccines as requested by parents and guardians, who prefer to have a choice. We are also registered with the national travel health network (NATHNAC) and hold good stock of travel vaccines and primary vaccines which include: chickenpox, Prevenar, Pneumococcal, single Hiberix and Meningitis ACWY, Diphtheria/Tetanus and inactivated Polio. We do not use Indian serums. All of our vaccines come from Europe and the USA.
"We have appointments available weekly and hold weekly clinics at 10 Harley Street and Croydon 10.30am till 3.00pm including Saturdays and Sundays. Harley street clinic is easy to get to on a Sunday with no parking restrictions. Our Croydon clinic has its own car park situated within airport house which is free of charge and has ample parking. "
There are no hidden charges, these prices include consultation. We also conduct domiciliary visits within the London area for the housebound parents who would like their children to have the single component vaccine, prices are approx £200 for measles and rubella, and £250 for mumps. We also conduct satellite clinics around the country.
We also offer consultation only appointments with a practitioner for £80. If you proceed to vaccinate your child at a later date or on the day a percentage of your payment goes towards that vaccination.
Our Satellite clinics are:
Croydon (Weekly Clinic)
London, Harley Street (Weekly Clinic)
"If we are not in your area please call 0208-676-5692 and let us know. We are happy to supply a link to your nearest vaccination centre. MMR Vaccines are 12 weeks apart. But Primary Vaccinations are slightly shorter. All our clinicians have researched based knowledge and are highly qualified in primary care and vaccinations.
"Most of our clinics are nurse-led with our resident GP's on call. "
Primary single Vaccines available:
Visit website ( www.choicehealthcare.co.uk ) to see a full range of services, online bookings can also be made by visiting our website.
Cancellations will be subject to a 50% administration charge,if you decide that you no longer wish to continue with the program. Changes of appointment as a result of illness are free of charge. 24 hours notice of any cancellation is reequired wherever possible.
15) Dr David O'Connell
Tel: 020 7584 9779 Fax: 020 7584 3779 (London)
41 Elystan Place, Chelsea Green, London SW3 3JY
Dr David H A O'Connell MB,BcH,BAO,DRCOG,MICGP, FRSH,FRIPHH
Dr Ray Waygood
Measles: £150.00 (initial consultation, vaccine and administration)
Mumps: £100.00 (initial consultation, vaccine and administration)
Rubella: £100.00 (initial consultation, vaccine and administration)
For parents who are concerned about the MMR booster, we offer blood tests to check their child's immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
16) GP Matters
Tel: 0141 339 0894 (Glasgow)
Dr Carole McAlister MBChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
GP Matters, 87 Barrington Drive, Glasgow G4 9ES
GP Matters are offering single MMR vaccines in Glasgow.
You can find more information about our services on our website:
Measles - £100, Mumps - £150, Rubella - £100
17) Dr Michael Kenworthy-Browne FRCP FRCGP
T el: 01865 358459 (Nr. Oxford)
Telephone 9:30am to 5:00pm weekdays
18) Dr Christopher Parry
Tel: 01206 560640 (Colchester)
27 Oaks Drive,
Essex CO3 3QZ,
Registration fee: £30.00
Measles vaccine £70.00
Rubella vaccine £70.00,
Mumps vaccine £110.00
Depending on availability polio/tetanus/Hib/Meningitis C separately. There is no separate diphtheria or pertussis available. Also offer Prevenar.
19) Breakspear Hospital
Tel: 01442 261333 (Hemel Hempstead)
Hertfordshire House, Wood Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts
In addition to measles, mumps and rubella, Breakspear Hospital offers:
TB skin test (Mantoux)
Combined Hepatitis A and typhoid
Hepatitis B (adult)
Hepatitis B (paediatric - all 3 doses)
Tetanus low dose diphtheria/inactivated polio
Pre-school booster Dtap/polio - Repevax
Pneumonia/meningitis - Prevenar (7-valent)
We have been unable to source the DTaP vaccines.
Website address specifically for vaccinations:
Website address about the MMR vaccine: www.myjabs.com
20) Dr Guy Northbridge
Tel: 0207 235 6642 (London)
21) Dr Michael R Debenham MB, BS, LRCP, MRCS
Tel: 01473 652431 (Suffolk)
Northlands Practice, Hintlesham, Suffolk
A full-service private family doctor and health care practice, offering all three separate vaccinations
Charges are currently £120.00 each for measles and mumps, £90.00 for rubella.
There are NO additional consultation or administrative charges.
In response to demand, now offer special WEEKEND single vaccine surgeries. Please contact for details.
"Unlike many travelling 'outreach clinics', we offer full face-to-face aftercare at no additional charge.
"We currently have measles and rubella vaccines available. We have been told that mumps vaccines should be available towards the end of April 2009 but it is difficult to get any definite information because of Merk's change in supply policy. Other baby vaccinations are available in various combinations depending on the parent's wishes."
The charge is £60 per vaccine.
For more information please visit the website:
http://www.debenham.uk.com (where you may find the Frequently Asked Questions page especially helpful).
Before you take any decision remember to ask:
- Does my child really need this vaccination?
- Is my child well enough to have a vaccine?
- Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before?
- Does my child or family have a history of:
- vaccine reactions?
- neurological disorders?
- allergies (asthma, antibiotics)?
- immune system problems?
- Do I have full information on the vaccine's side effects?
- Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?
- Do I know how and why my doctor should report a vaccine reaction?
- Do I know the vaccine's name and batch number?
I hope the above information helps with your decision and if we can help further please do not hesitate to contact JABS on 01942 713565.
PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in the above information should be taken to be medical advice. Vaccination decisions should be made only after proper consultation with your medical advisor.
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(This page was last updated 27th April 2010)