Letter: Children and MMR
Tuesday 15 June 1999
Parents should ask for, and expect, information and reassurance about concerns and treatments that are in the family's and children's best interest. The MMR vaccine is a case in point.
Rubella is not an insignificant condition. Pregnant mothers who have caught rubella, very often from their other children, can tell you for themselves what it means - children can be born deaf, blind, brain damaged and with a variety of other health problems.
We do not believe that more people would be vaccinated if the vaccines were offered separately. It would require several separate injections to be administered over a period of time and during this time the child is not protected against all three diseases. There is also the possibility that not all parents would complete the programme and some would miss rubella out altogether.
Sense believes that MMR is the safest and clinically most effective way to protect against the devastating effects of rubella and that the Government is right in continuing to promote it.
Director of Policy and National Services, Sense
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