We've discussed the MMR booster at length & researched on the net & decided that The Boy's not having that for definite.
However, what I hadn't realised, is that they now also give Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio as a three in one jab too.
Have any of your little ones had this? Any adverse effects that you spotted? TBH I think we probably will go with the Dip, Tet and Polio one, but def not MMR.
You don't have to read any further if you don't want to - the rest doesn't give any further info is just me ranting and raving
Just to get it off my chest - my HV is the most patronising, condescending, annoying, git of a woman in the whole world.............and she has a hairy chin. Her first few words to me - just a few weeks after birth of baby when was feeling a bit blue - were all around "what, you're not breast feeding" and "what, you're going back to work" she was all very "I had four children, breast fed them all, gave up my job to stay at home and be a proper mother, brought them up like children should be with mother at home" (presumably scattering errant breast milk all over the place whilst she was at it.)
Bloomin horrible woman. She's just had a go at me on the phone - "I rang you at home, but then I remembered that you are one of those working mums ha ha ha ha". She always does that, makes out it's a joke so it's not actually anything you could report her for.
Then I got
"what, not having the MMR booster? You don't believe it caused your son's autism do you?"
"no, but I am not convinced about the necessity of the booster nor am I sure about how it affects the gut of children that ARE autistic, so we won't be having that one"
"I'll send you a leaflet, that will give you all the information so you can make an informed choice"
I didn't argue. She can send as many flaming leaflets as she wants, but he's still NOT having the MMR.
AND she calls me "dear" on the phone all the time - how annoying is that from someone who's probably only about 5 or 6 years older than me?
Right, done now, feel better, thanks for listening - a response to the earlier question would be much appreciated thankyou!
Edited by Jill, 25 July 2006 - 02:38 PM.