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Dr Richard Halvorsen is the medical director of BabyJabs. Richard has worked as a GP in central London for over 20 years. He is concerned about the increasing number of vaccines given to babies, especially when these are for diseases that are either uncommon or rarely serious. As a GP, he offered his NHS patients mercury-fee vaccines before these were available on the NHS, and has offered parents a choice between the MMR and single vaccines for many years.

He wanted to give all parents the opportunity to choose which vaccines to give their child, and when they should be given – a choice that is not available with the NHS schedule. This led to the formation of a dedicated children’s immunisation service, BabyJabs, in 2007.

Richard has written The Truth about Vaccines, which was first published in 2007. An expanded and updated 3rd edition was published in 2013 which was retitled Vaccines: A Parent's Guide.. He has talked and written widely on immunisation in the media.

He founded BabyJabs in response to parents’ concerns about vaccine safety and demands for a greater choice of vaccines for their children.

Dr Halvorsen offers consultations at BabyJabs to help you choose an immunisation schedule for your child.

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For more information or to make an appointment telephone +44(0)20 7631 0090 or email us at babyjabs@samedaydoctor.co.uk