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MMR Vaccination

Background Information Press Releases Bibliographic Information

Some documents are only accessible as pdf files.

Coverage of the MMR vaccination debate including Web sites on both sides of the issue, and sources for the professional as well as the public. [Health Information on the Internet, No. 26, April 2002p.5]


Web Sites

Irish Parliamentary Paper

Health Promotion England

Department of Health

Toxic Exposure Study Trust [TEST]

The Whale Site

Justice Awareness and Basic Support

The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease

National Autistic Society

MMR The Facts

Department of Health - MMR page

Health Promotion England Immunisation and MMR Information Pack for Health Professionals

Public Health Laboratory Service: Vaccine and Vaccine Safety - includes evidence presented by Dr Elizabeth Miller to the summit meeting on MMR, 22 January 2001.



The Lancet
The British Medical Journal
The British Journal of General Practice
Bandolier Issue 97 - Measles vaccination schedules
British Medical Journal, 9 February 2002: `New research on autism and measles "proves nothing"`

British Medical Journal, February 2002, Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and bowel problems or developmental regression in children with autism: population study

CPHVA calls for parents to support MMR vaccine in 2002, Obi Amadi, Lead Professional Officer.

Background Information

BBC - Rise in MMR vaccine uptake rate
BBC - 'No link' between MMR and autism

CPHVA - Reiterates support for MMR Vaccine

Department of Health - Children at risk following MMR gaffe

US study re-ignites MMR debate

MMR review concludes combined jab is safe

BBC News on-line - MMR legal ruling in favour of fathers

MMR and autism - World Health Organization statement, 2001

Bandolier, no.88, June 2001 - `Even more on MMR`

June 2001, Combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccines: Response of the Medicines Control Agency and Department of Health to issues raised in papers published in "Adverse Drug Reactions and Toxicological Reviews, volume 19 (4), 2000 "

January 2001, Message from Chief Medical Officer

UK Guidance on Best Practice in Vaccine Administration

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Database (NMAP)

MMR: injection of fear - Dr Michael Fitxpatrick calls for more research into autism and the provision of care.

Prime Minister's Office - Blair defends MMR jabs

Liberal Democrats - Mother to appeal MMR verdict


Press Releases

6 February 2002, Joint Statement from the: Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health & the CPHVA

22 January 2001: Professional bodies endorse the continuing use of the combined MMR vaccine

Statement on the safety of the MMR vaccination programme 
12 January 2001 - CPHVA calls for parents to support MMR vaccine 

Bibliographic Information

To search for further information on MMR, try the following sources:
British Medical Journal




Related Information
Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children (Cochrane Review), CD004407, 2005, (3)
MMR Vaccine uptake rises slightly in England. BMJ, 1 Oct 2005, p. 714
Health Protection Agency - School nurses boost uptake of MMR vaccination

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