Admit MMR Vaccine Doubts
Nearly half of all family doctors have reservations about giving children their second dose of the
controversial MMR vaccine,
according to researchers.
Almost one in five GPs have not read official advice about the combined measles, mumps and rubella
jab and 46 per cent said they wanted more information and training.
A third of practice nurses said they
thought the jab was "very likely or possibly" associated with Crohn's disease and 27 per cent thought it was linked to autism.
The study in the British Medical Journal
follows a warning from Government experts that the country is at risk of a
outbreak of measles because
immunization levels have dropped dramatically.
Children are a given a first dose of the
MMR jab at 12 to 15 months and a second, booster dose at between three and
five years old.
Researchers questioned 140 health
visitors, 204 practice nurses and 165 GPs in North Wales about their
attitudes towards the vaccine.
Four out of ten GPs, 49 per cent of
health visitors and 54 per cent of practice nurses (48 per cent overall) had reservations about the jab.
They found that 17 per cent of GPs said they had not read the information on
measles, mumps and rubella contained in the doctors' bible Immunisation
Against Infectious Diseases.
Nearly half (46 per cent) said they would have liked more
information and training on the MMR vaccine.
And only 46 per cent felt confident about explaining the need for the
second dose to parents.
Drug Reactions, November 2000; Volume 19, Issue 4 and The Sunday Herald
(London), December 10 and 17, 2000
MMR is a dangerous vaccine and I
would seriously encourage all to review the evidence BEFORE immunizing your
children with this potentially dangerous vaccine. The central issue is as
this report outlines.
The safety studies on MMR (and all
the other vaccines) are NOT SUFFICIENT. There are plenty of efficacy studies,
but that is not the point. There have never been adequate safety trials,
which is I believe, one of the major reasons we are currently witnessing an
epidemic of autism in this country.
Although these published reports criticize the British approval of the MMR,
make no mistake that the problem is just as bad if not much worse in the US.
Since the MMR shot was approved about 10 years earlier in the US, there were
even less studies of safety that were done.
In addition, the problem is worse in
the US, since vaccines are mandated in all 50 states for school attendance,
whereas in the UK, they are voluntary. Hopefully, the US will someday soon
follow this lead and allow its citizens the same freedom of choice that
British Citizens currently enjoy.
If you are still not convinced that
the dangers of vaccines far outweigh the benefits, please click on the links
below as there are hundreds of pages on my site and thousands that I link to
that will give you more information than you can possibly handle.
Smallpox Vaccine Really A Great Success?
Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds
Shoot First and
Ask Questions Later
Shots in the Dark
Record Straight on Anti-Vaccination Stance
and Immune Suppression
Becomes a Vaccine Battleground
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