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[The sort of propaganda you would expect from someone married to a vaccine maker.  This reads like a government vaccine leaflet.  10,000 vaccinations at a time!!  That was just a figure that came into Offit, head, he started at 100,000.  What further proof do you need that Allopathy is a religion when people believe absurdities like that?  With 36 vaccines in the USA they have an epidemic of vaccine derived diseases.]

MMR vaccine: The jab that kids need to have this autumn

By Miriam Stoppard

Sep 18, 09

It's worrying that the uptake of the MMR vaccine among the parents of two-year-old kids has stayed at 85% for the third year running.

This is especially concerning as we're almost certainly in line for a second wave of swine flu.

[That just imploded Swine flu vaccine]

Getting measles and swine flu at the same time could be a serious threat to children's health.

[Disinfo: Measles  Swine flu 2009]

More than a decade ago, measles, mumps and rubella vaccine uptake was just above 90% but it temporarily dropped to 50% in places after Dr Andrew Wakefield wrongly suggested a link between the vaccine and autism and inflammatory bowel disease.

[Lies: Vaccine autism proven  Silenced Witnesses Volume II: The Parents' Story]

While it did climb again afterwards, it has never got back to the old level.

To ensure these diseases are kept at bay, at least 95% of kids need to have the jab. Figures for measles are already well up on last year - in the first half of 2009 there were 1,035 cases compared with 1,370 for the whole of 2008.

[See: Herd Immunity]

It's now more important than ever to protect your child from these highly infectious childhood diseases.

While most cases of swine flu have been fairly mild so far, the combination of this flu with other infections could pose a significant risk to a young child whose immune system is still developing.

And if the swine flu virus mutates, becoming more virulent, the threat will be even greater.

[BollocksSwine flu 2009]

No wonder last month the Department of Health urged health professionals to make sure eligible kids have both MMR jabs before the swine flu vaccination programme begins. Immunisation has meant that, for the past 20 years or so, we've been blissfully insulated from serious complications that can result from these traditional childhood diseases - think pneumonia, meningitis, deafness, brain damage and even death.

But to see a child sick with measles or mumps can be terrifying and heartbreaking - all the more so because it is almost totally avoidable.

[Not by a vaccine. Disinfo: Measles]

Why the jab is safe
Vaccines stimulate your child's immune system to produce antibodies to fight off a disease if they come into contact with it.

[Bollocks, See: Antibody hoax]

A baby's immune system can cope easily with jabs - according to US research, a baby could cope with around 10,000 vaccinations at a time.

[You mean that liar Offit's figure he dreamt up out of thin air.]

There is now overwhelming evidence there is no link at all between MMR and autism or bowel disease.

[Lies: Vaccine autism proven  Silenced Witnesses Volume II: The Parents' Story]

In 2005 the Cochrane review, which analysed 31 studies worldwide, found no evidence to support a link between the MMR jab and these conditions.

[Junk/fraudulent science: Government/industry  The Cochrane Collaboration  Independent]

The report concluded that the findings presented by Andrew Wakefield were based on "unreliable evidence".

More than 500 million doses of MMR have been used in more than 90 countries around the world since the early 1970s.

It would be impossible to hide problems on this scale.


In 2001, the World Health Organization stated that MMR had an outstanding safety record.

[See liars: WHO]

On the other hand, single vaccines - not used by the NHS but promoted by private clinics during the scare - may put your child at risk.

[All vaccines are risky, but single less so, been used for decades.]

The gaps between each jab leave your child unprotected, and not all single vaccines imported are licensed, which means neither their effectiveness nor safety has been proven.

Yes, of course there are potential side effects with vaccines, as with any type of medication, but you have to weigh up the risks of side effects with the risks of your child catching the disease.

For example, with the MMR vaccine there is a one in 1,000 risk of convulsions.

But the risk of convulsions rises to one in 200 if your child catches measles.

In the short term - It starts off with cold and fever symptoms then a red-brown spotty rash a few days later. Your child will feel tired, achy and generally ill, may not like bright lights and may have tiny greyish-white spots in their mouth and throat.

In the long term - One in 15 kids are affected by complications. Particularly at risk are children under five, those who are already ill or have a poor diet, and adults over 20. Complications can be serious and include pneumonia, ear and eye infections, viral meningitis, lung and liver infections, fits, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), brain damage, blindness and heart and nervous system disorders. For pregnant women, it can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, or loss of the baby. In very serious cases, measles kills. In 1987 - the year before the MMR vaccine was introduced in the UK - 86,000 children caught measles and 16 died.

[Disinfo, bollocks: Measles]

In the short term - It may cause fever, headache and painful, swollen glands in the face, neck and jaw. I know - I had it.

In the long term - Complications may include viral meningitis, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and permanent deafness. If you get it past puberty, it can cause painful swelling of the testicles in boys and the ovaries in girls, and there's a small chance it can affect a man's fertility.

[Disinfo, bollocks Mumps ]

Rubella (German measles)
In the short term - It may cause a short-lived rash, swollen glands (typically in the nape of the neck), fever and cold symptoms but is often mild and may even go unnoticed. In the long term - Anyone with rubella is infectious for a week before the rash appears, often before they know they have it. This poses a serious health threat to pregnant women and their unborn babies. If it's caught in the first three months of pregnancy there's a nine in 10 risk it will harm the baby. Consequences include damaged sight and hearing as well as heart and brain defects. In the five years before the MMR vaccine was introduced, about 43 UK babies a year were affected in this way.

Who should have the jab The Department of Health recommends two MMR jabs - the first at 13 months and the second at around three years and four months. If your child missed out during the scare, it's not too late to protect them. Also if you're an adult and haven't had the diseases or jabs, ask your GP's advice. It's especially important if you and your partner are planning a baby.

[Disinfo, bollocks:  Rubella ]