JABS is not primarily a provider of vaccine information but a support group of parents who feel their children have suffered a severe reaction to vaccines and been left with severe disabilities or have died. However, as we are asked on a regular basis for information on clinics and doctors who offer a choice on vaccines we are pleased to provide the following information which you may find helpful in making an informed decision.
Single Vaccine Petition
Make available and regulate single MMR Vaccines to the public on the NHS and Privately
Jabs comment: The UK Department of Health appears to be enforcing an MMR or nothing policy. Please help parents to have a choice by signing the e-petition. We would be very grateful if you could also forward the e-petition link to anyone you feel might support this issue via email or any social networks you may be active on (Facebook, Twitter, Mumsnet etc.) Let us send a strong message to the Government that choice is the way to go not compulsion. Thank you to the creator of this petition Rachael Jenkins.
In the UK no childhood vaccine is compulsory 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 for measles, mumps and rubella that Merck and Co USA, the manufacturers of Mumpsvax (Jeryl Lynn strain) announced in January 2010 that it would no longer provide mumps vaccines as single doses.
Parents need to be aware that single dose vaccines also carry a risk of side effects so please ensure you have accurate information on the potential side effects and also accurate information about the diseases when making your decision.
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. This is the patient information leaflet from within the vaccine boxes.
This leaflet details the contents of the vaccine, the contraindications and the adverse reactions known to be associated with the vaccine.
The MMR vaccine manufacturers' information sheets specify that the live vaccines 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 JABS who believe that their children were damaged from a single measles vaccine have learned with hindsight that there were contraindications to the vaccine that the vaccinating GP had not identified.
You could also ask at your library for copies of medical text books on childhood illnesses that were published in the early 1960s. The single dose vaccines were introduced into the UK programme from 1967 upwards so any text book printed before this date should give you an accurate description of the diseases.
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.
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 knowing that many children will continue to be damaged by combination and single dose vaccines. However, it is for the parent(s) to take full responsibility for vaccine decisions which involves some degree of research before making an informed consent or refusal. 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: 01625 441630 (Leeds)
Leeds clinic: The Orchard, Town Street, Horsforth, North Leeds LS18 5BL
Manchester clinic: Calderbank Medical Chambers, 87 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 3JQ
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 01625 441630 or visit our website www.familyhealthcare.org.uk .
A second clinic is based in West Didsbury, Manchester. For more information or to book an appointment please call 01625 441630.
Registered with Care Quality Commission (formerly the Healthcare Commission) certificate number: 1-78581746
5) Children's Immunisation Centre
Head Office: 01625 585333
- Manchester Clinic – 14 St John Street, M3 4DZ. Tel: 0161 244 9939
- London Clinic – 10 Harley Street, W1G 9PF. Tel: 0207 486 8162
- Birmingham Clinic – 10 The Minories,Temple Court, 35 Bull Street, Birmingham (City Centre), B4 6AG. Tel: 0121 411 9913
- Southampton Clinic - Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7PT. Tel: 0238 0658785
- Swansea Clinic - Marriott Hotel, Swansea [Coming Soon] Tel: 02380 658785
- Kent/Dartford Clinic. Tel: 0208 166 8698
- Leeds/Harrogate [Coming Soon]
- Liverpool Clinic Tel: 01625 585999
- Nottingham & Sheffield [Coming Soon]
Mobile (clinic days only) 07774 687 055
Children's Immunisation Centre website : http://www.childrensimmunisation.com/
Children's Immunisation Centre is pro-vaccination with a 100% safety record and has been operating for over 10 years.
No autism incidents with over 18,000 patient record cards.
The centre offers a course of mono component vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella and chicken pox.
In addition 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. are also available.
Children's Immunisation Centre is now able to offer a cervical screening service
6) 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:
Aberdeen, Belfast, Borehamwood (Hatfield), Brighton, Bristol, Dartford, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Peterborough, Sunbury on Thames, York.
Direct Remedies offer Consultations with Consultant Pediatrician and our vaccination programme include:
- Single measles
- Single mumps
- Single rubella
- Pneumococcal Meningitis
- Hep B (adult)
- Hep B (pediatric)
- Hep A
- 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).
7) 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, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 4XS
General 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 (not currently available in the UK)
- Rubella vaccine £110.00
- Chickenpox £125.00
Fees for other vaccines are available upon request.
8) Dr P H R Bryson MB, ChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Tel: 0121 440 8402 (Birmingham )
Karis Medical Centre, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9AL
- Rubella vaccine £100.00
- Measles vaccine £100.00
- 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 .
9) 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
10) Dr Mandy Claiden B.A. (Oxon), M.B., B.S., DRCOG, MRCGP
Tel: 01444 414406 (West Sussex)
9 Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4AB
Friday only between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (24hr answer phone service)
Mumps Please be advised that single mumps vaccine is currently unavailable.
Chicken Pox: £125.00 per dose (2 doses advised for long term protection)
11) Dr Julia Piper BM, BS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DFFP, DipOccMed, DipAccMed
Tel: 0844 800 8673 (Leicestershire)
GMC Number 2637833
Private General Medical Practitioner
Registered Provider for Private General Practice Services
3 Knighton Grange Road, Stoneygate, Leicester LE2 2LF
Private General Practice Services is regulated by the Healthcare Commission. No C020000589
Provide a wide range of child and young adult immunisations including
- Single vaccines for measles and rubella. Single mumps vaccine is currently unavailable because there has been a change in supply by the manufacturer.
- Infanrix: (diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis)
- Pediacel (diphtheria, tetanus, inactive polio, Hib)
- Infanrix x IPV (as above plus polio)
- Hepatitis B
- HIB vaccination (Meningitis)
- Menitorix ( meningitis C vaccine and Hib meningitis vaccine booster)
- Prevenar (this is the childhood pneumococcal vaccination given under the age of 5 years)
- Pneumovax (the injection for pneumococcal disease, to be given from the age of 5 years old onwards).
- Rotarix (Immunisation for babies against Rotavirus)
- Flu / Influenza
- Pre-school booster (diptheria, tetanus, inact polio)
- 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 email@example.com , or ringing the practice on 0844 800 8673.
12) 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 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
13) 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 - £110, Mumps - currently unavailable, Rubella - £110
14) Dr Christopher Parry MBBS DRCOG LFHom (Med)
Tel: Dr Parry's secretary Irene on 0797 2325 990
The Oaks Hospital, Ramsay Health Care, Oaks Place, 120 Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5XR,
Registration fee: £30.00
- Measles vaccine £140.00 (egg-free measles £140.00) Boosters same
- Rubella vaccine £100.00 Boosters same
- Mumps vaccine not available at present
Depending on availability polio/tetanus/Hib/Meningitis C separately. There is no separate diphtheria or pertussis available. Also offer Prevenar.
15) Breakspear Medical Group
Tel: 01442 261 333 (Hemel Hempstead)
Hertfordshire House, Wood Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4FD
In addition to measles, mumps and rubella, Breakspear Hospital offers:
- Chicken pox
- Hepatitis A
- Combined Hepatitis A and typhoid
- Hepatitis B (adult)
- Hepatitis B (paediatric - all 3 doses)
- Polio (inactivated)
- Tetanus low dose diphtheria/inactivated polio
- Pre-school booster Dtap/polio - Repevax
- Pneumonia/meningitis - Prevenar (7-valent)
- Meningitis C
- Hib meningitis
We have been unable to source the DTaP vaccines.
Website address specifically for vaccinations:
Website address about the MMR vaccine: http://www.breakspearmedical.com/files/mmr.html
16) Dr.C.J.George MBBS, FRCS,
London: Tel: 0207 467 1514. 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF
Kent: Tel: 01634 231333. 1 Crevequer Chambers, 35 High Street, Rainham ME8 7HS
Please note that the practice at Kent is registered with the Care Quality Commission.
- We provide, single measles and rubella vaccinations at short notice.
- We also provide Single Tetanus, as well as Revaxis.
- We provide whooping cough vaccination, Boostrix
- In addition to the above, we provide for children, Varivax for preventing chicken pox,
- ACWY VAX to prevent meningococcal infection,
- BCG for under 6 years to prevent tuberculosis,
- Rotarix oral to prevent Rota virus infection and
- Prevanar 13 to prevent pneumococcal infection.
- We have all of the travel vaccinations, including, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Ixiaro for Japanese Encephalitis.
- We also check the antibodies to make sure that the immunity is adequate, or to verify that certain vaccination has been genuinely done.
To get more information including, location, facilities and prices, kindly visit the website or contact us by phone.
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 in June 2013)