Letter: Vaccine threat

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Vaccine threat

Sir: The Chief Medical Officer is warning of the "serious danger" of a measles, mumps and rubella epidemic if immunisation levels are allowed to drop any further (report, 30 August).

Yet the Government has only itself to blame. It recently stopped allowing these three vaccines to be given separately. Several experts have stated that they believe that giving three vaccines at once may be too much for some children's immune systems.

The Government should restore freedom of choice and allow children to have these vaccines separately if this is their parents' wish.


Ruislip, Middlesex