Single Vaccines

JABS is not primarily a provider of vaccine information but a support group of parents who feel their children have suffered severe reactions 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. 

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. 

The single dose rubella vaccine has also been halted. Single measles vaccines and a combined measles/rubella vaccine are still available.

Parents need to be aware that single dose vaccines and combination 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 or combination vaccines 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 component. 

Thousands of parents have contacted JABS asking how to obtain single dose vaccines. 

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 UK 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. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 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 Tel: 03000 616161 

1) Baby Jabs

Dr Richard Halvorsen

Tel:  0207 337 1370 (London) 

BabyJabs, Pinnacle House, 23-26 St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8HN

BabyJabs vaccines are now available in Manchester. The address is Samedaydoctor Clinic, 28 Queen Street, Manchester M2 5HX. Please ring our London office (020 7631 0090) to arrange for vaccines to be administered in Manchester.

The cost of the vaccines may be slightly more than advertised on the BabyJabs website because the vaccines have to be transported from London. If you know exactly which vaccines you require please telephone 020 7631 0090 to arrange for these to be transported to Manchester. You may be asked to pay for all the vaccines in advance as we do not keep stocks in Manchester and they have to be sent for each individual child.

If you are unsure which vaccines you will require, we strongly recommend that you arrange to have a consultation with Dr Richard Halvorsen who will arrange a personalised schedule for your child. Consultations are not available in Manchester; if you are unable to travel to London then a telephone consultation can be arranged. 

If you have any queries about the service available in Manchester please telephone our head office in London on 020 7631 0090.

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 '. It was expanded and up-dated in 2013 and retitled 'Vaccines: A Parent's Guide'. A fourth expanded and up-dated edition is now available to buy from amazon.

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 measles/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 

2) The Oakley Partnership Private Medical Practice

Dr David Eccleston MB. ChB.MBCAM

Formerly the practice of Dr John Oakley, (retired)

Tel: 0121 308 8876/ Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands 

The Oakley Partnership, 52 Bishops Way, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 4XS.

Our aim is to ensure that the information given to parents is: “Factual and without bias”.

For further information and updates please contact us by any of the above methods.”

Measles vaccine 

Measles/Rubella vaccine 

Chickenpox vaccine 

Meningitis B (Bexsero) vaccine 

Fees for these and other vaccines are available upon request.


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3) Private GP Services

Dr Julia Piper BM, BS, BMedSci, MRCGP, DFFP, DipOccMed, DipAccMed

Tel: 0116 2700 373 (Leicester) 

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. 

  • Infanrix IPV + HIB  (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whooping Cough and HIB)
  • Meningitis B
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Pneumovax
  • Prevenar (Pneumococcal)
  • Rotarix
  • Triple MMR
  • Measles

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.

(Cervical smears are not currently available on the NHS before the age of 25.) 

Blood tests and immunity tests

There are information packs available on most of the above services which are available by downloading from by emailing , or ringing the practice on 0844 800 8673.

5) GP Matters 


Tel: 0141 7373 289 (Glasgow)  

GP Matters, 24  Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow G12 8ED

GP Matters are offering single Measles vaccines in Glasgow. You can find more information about our services on our website: 

Measles vaccine - £110 

Measles/Rubella (MR vaccine) - £150.00 

Mumps and Rubella individual vaccines - currently unavailable 

Meningitis B vaccine - £150.00

Chickenpox Vaccine - £95.00 

6)  Breakspear Medical Group

Tel: 01442 261 333 (Hemel Hempstead) 
Hertfordshire House, Wood Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4FD 

Vaccines available: 




Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio (Booster from 6 years of age)


Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A Junior


Hepatitis B (adult) 

Hepatitis B (paediatric - all 3 doses) 

Polio (inactivated) 


Pre-school booster Dtap/polio - Repevax 

Pneumonia/meningitis - Prevenar (7-valent) 

Meningitis ACWY

Meningitis C 

Meningitis B

Hib Meningitis


We have been unable to source the DTaP vaccines. 

Website address:

Website address about vaccinations



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?
    • convulsions?
    • 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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Jackie Fletcher 

(This page was last updated 2 March 2022) © John Fletcher 2012