We chose to give our son the single MMR jabs.
Due to a range of health concerns as a baby we chose to give our son the single MMR jabs.
Some parents fail to understand how important it is to protect their children by immunising them. As well as being a miserable disease to have, mumps can cause serious complications, including inflammation of the testicles in about 1 in 4 men who catch it after puberty. This in turn can lead to problems with fertility. Deafness, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) and meningitis are also well-recognised complications. A single dose of MMR provides at least 90% protection against measles and rubella, but only 60-90% protection against mumps, a second dose is absolutely necessary to be sure your son is protected. Make an appointment with your practice nurse to discuss getting a combined booster.