The MMR vaccine is a combined vaccine to help immunise against measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German measles .
These 3 infections are “common highly infectious conditions” which have a number of symptoms including “meningitis, swelling of the brain and deafness” .
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.
- ↑ http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015]
- ↑ http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx [Accessed 23 Oct. 2015
- ↑ 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]