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Wow that's another tricky one. So are we saying that this child has had no immunisations since birth. Although my understanding is that it is a parents right to refuse them, I might be worried by any of my other childrens health being compromised by this.

I think I might have a friendly chat with a HV on this.

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Any idea if they have had counselling for this by GP? Some cases I think they are told there is a high percentage risk to have children immunised if there is something in the family.

 

The fact that your other children are immunised offers a "herd" immunity to the little one coming in. That being said, we had an almost 4 year old who caught measles who had been immunised but after some while and before the pre-school booster the immunity dips and in her case meant she caught it.

 

One of our parents also had single dose MMR a couple of years back -but it was expensive.

 

TBH I would always say better to have it than not. The main thing is if this child does start with you you know that they have not been immunised and if anything is doing the rounds you can inform parents immediately to be on the look out for symptoms.

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If all other children are immunised then it shouldn't be a high risk to them? You can go online and see the reported negative effects from immunisations like this website for example: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/six-reasons-to-say-no-to-vaccination/

 

although millions do get immunised and hopefully all are fine and thier children are fine!

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Wow that's another tricky one. So are we saying that this child has had no immunisations since birth. Although my understanding is that it is a parents right to refuse them, I might be worried by any of my other childrens health being compromised by this.

I think I might have a friendly chat with a HV on this.

yes ...absolutely none! parents are intelligent but have strong views about a range of things !!! (they are also vegetarian because they feel strongly about this too!)

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Any idea if they have had counselling for this by GP?

GOOD QUESTION>>>NO IDEA WILL FIND OUT

 

 

 

One of our parents also had single dose MMR a couple of years back -but it was expensive.

I TOO DID THIS FOR MY CHILD AS SHE WAS QUITE POORLY AT THE TIME AND I FELT IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR HER TO HAVE £ AT ONCE>>>>FORTUNATELY THE HV AGREED AND I Wasn't CHARGED

 

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FWIW, my daughter and her partner have not had their son immunised either. Their HV and doctor have had fierce discussions with them about it, as have I, but they are firm in their resolve. They have both undertaken a huge amount of research into what actually goes into the shots and although I worry, I can see where they're coming from. My daughter is also vegetarian, which comes from an animal welfare stance. Her child is encouraged to eat what he likes.He is very robust, too and barely ever has a sniffle.

My son had whooping cough badly enough for him to be hospitalised, after he had the second shot for it. And, although it is incredibly rare, a chap in hospital wit my dad, was paralysed fom the neck down after he'd had the flu shot.

 

I think most parents who refuse the immunisations do so out of concern for their child. I don't think they're feckless or uncaring and if they are anything like my daughter, it is borne out of pure concern. When you look at how many things we immunise against nowadays, I kind of see where they're coming from.

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For me I think I would look at the signs/symptoms of the illnesses that they are not now immune from as we don't really see these now so it's keeping an open mind to if this child becomes I'll that it could be one of the now much more rare illnesses. I would also re look at how I notify of an illness doing rounds for instance currently I put up one sign on door, would just ensuring parents know to look here be enough and not forgetting to put sign up.

As said above the main cohort are immunised so I would look at how to best care for the child who isn't and who needs to be aware of this on a need to know basis, I.e manager/room leader/key worker? in case child becomes ill, or for if parents want to discuss it etc x

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yes ...absolutely none! parents are intelligent but have strong views about a range of things !!! (they are also vegetarian because they feel strongly about this too!)

I usually have 1 or 2 a year exactly like this - but now you've mentioned it all are immunised this year it's a first for sometime!!

I just ensure that I put a note on the door and send an email to all parents when anything is 'going around'

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I think most parents who refuse the immunisations do so out of concern for their child. I don't think they're feckless or uncaring and if they are anything like my daughter, it is borne out of pure concern. When you look at how many things we immunise against nowadays, I kind of see where they're coming from.

Thanks for that Narnia...the parents are intelligent and have thought this process through. It's good to hear there are others out there too.

 

 

Thanks for you replies everyone....first time I've had this so interesting to see what happens. He is by no means a poorly chap (although his brother suffers quite badly from asthma and eczema and has been in hospital over the summer.....I suspect this may have something to do with their decision too.

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