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The MMR vaccine is a combined vaccine to help immunise against measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German measles).  (Nhs.uk, (2015). About the MMR vaccine - Vaccinations - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015].)
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The MMR vaccine is a combined vaccine to help immunise against measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German measles <ref>http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015]</ref>.
  
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These 3 infections are “common highly infectious conditions” which have a number of symptoms including “meningitis, swelling of the brain and deafness”&nbsp;<ref>http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015</ref>.
  
These 3 infections are “common highly infectious conditions” which have a number of symptoms including “meningitis, swelling of the brain and deafness” (Nhs.uk, (2015). About the MMR vaccine - Vaccinations - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015].)
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In 1998 a paper was published in The Lancet by Dr Andrew Wakefield that suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The Lancet later withdrew this paper in 2004 after it became known that Dr Wakefield had “failed to declare a number of conflicting interests when submitting the paper” and there has been no link found since to suggest MMR has any effect on autism<ref>The doctor that sparked the MMR autism scare has had his work labelled 'unethical' - Health news - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/01January/Pages/MMR-vaccine-autism-scare-doctor.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015]</ref>.
  
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=== References ===
  
In 1998 a paper was published in The Lancet by Dr Andrew Wakefield that suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The Lancet later withdrew this paper in 2004 after it became known that Dr Wakefield had “failed to declare a number of conflicting interests when submitting the paper” and there has been no link found since to suggest MMR has any effect on autism (Nhs.uk, (2010). The doctor that sparked the MMR autism scare has had his work labelled 'unethical' - Health news - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/01January/Pages/MMR-vaccine-autism-scare-doctor.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015].)
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Revision as of 12:07, 27 October 2015

The MMR vaccine is a combined vaccine to help immunise against measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German measles [1].

These 3 infections are “common highly infectious conditions” which have a number of symptoms including “meningitis, swelling of the brain and deafness” [2].

In 1998 a paper was published in The Lancet by Dr Andrew Wakefield that suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The Lancet later withdrew this paper in 2004 after it became known that Dr Wakefield had “failed to declare a number of conflicting interests when submitting the paper” and there has been no link found since to suggest MMR has any effect on autism[3].

References

  1. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015]
  2. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015
  3. The doctor that sparked the MMR autism scare has had his work labelled 'unethical' - Health news - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/01January/Pages/MMR-vaccine-autism-scare-doctor.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015]
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