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In the UK the separate measles vaccine is available (Rouvax - manufactured in France) and there is a clinic in London that advertises they offer the two separate vaccines from the MMR(measles & rubella) for parents choosing that option as part of the clinic's philosophy that the important thing is to get as many children vaxed for measles as possible, and if offering parents choices (MMR vs Rouvax) gets more kids vaxed then they want to do it.
So my question is, has anyone actually traveled overseas and vaxed using the single measles vaccine? It looks like the UK health department does not encourage the single shots, and the clinic speaks of government licensing and manufacturing issues as an explination as to why the vaccine is imported from France as opposed to made in country.
I only ask because our family is making a trip to the UK anyway next spring and it's an idea I've been kicking around....but there doesn't seem to be a lot out there about Rouvax (or least information that is not printed in French)
Mommy to one great little boy (2009)