Separate MMR no longer available?

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Registered: 08-01-2006
Separate MMR no longer available?
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Sun, 06-01-2008 - 10:07pm
Just curious if anyone has any thoughts on this. With my first, I got the MMR separated, but I've heard from three different pediatricians lately (we moved states, so I've been trying different doctors) that they've tried to order them separately, but that the manufacturer isn't making them separately right now. Lucy is 14 months and I am going to just keeping waiting, I just won't do the MMR. But then it occured to me, what if they never make it separated again??


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Registered: 11-21-2007
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 9:29am

They still separate it. PM me if you are interested.

ashley

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 12:25pm

If there were a shortage it would be reported here:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/shortages/default.htm#chart

This is a list of the vaccines licenses for use by the FDA:
http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/licvacc.htm

Product Name / Trade Name / Sponsor
Mumps Virus Vaccine Live / Mumpsvax / Merck & Co, Inc
Measles Virus Vaccine, Live / Attenuvax / Merck & Co, Inc
Rubella Virus Vaccine Live / Meruvax II / Merck & Co, Inc

These are available.

HTH






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Registered: 08-01-2006
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 10:00pm
Ashley, I am not sure what PM means! :)


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Registered: 08-01-2006
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 10:02pm

Tash, thank you for the info. I wonder why they're all telling me they're not making it right now, that when they try to order it, it's not available?? Weird!

Anyhow, thanks again!



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Registered: 11-21-2007
Tue, 06-03-2008 - 12:14am

I will just post the info here. It is still very much available...

The pharmaceutical company of these three separate immunizations is Merck.

American Medicine will need the following from your doctor:
• Doctor’s prescription with the child’s name
• Copy of Doctor’s license
Have your doctor fax this to 225-924-0249.

You will then pay American Medicine (225-924-0247) and they will overnight the immunizations to your doctor. You will have to pay the overnight shipping fee due to the medicine needing to be refrigerated. Make sure you ask for the expiration dates so that you will know ahead of time and for your records.

September 2007- Cost is appx. $119 (for all 3) plus shipping/handling (+-$20.)

Ashley

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Registered: 08-01-2006
Tue, 06-03-2008 - 10:45am

Ashley you are fabulous!! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! :)

(Still wondering what PM stands for, lol?)



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Registered: 11-21-2007
Tue, 06-03-2008 - 11:47am

PM stands for private message. As in - you can e-mail me through my profile ;)

Ashley

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Registered: 08-01-2006
Wed, 06-04-2008 - 10:57am
Duh!! :)


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